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Bad News Gertner 10-02-2021 11:30 PM

He's such a "Vince guy". Why they saddled him with that gimmick is beyond me

Lock Jaw 10-02-2021 11:56 PM

What possible better gimmick is there than T-BAR? Who are you to besmirch the name of T-BAR?!

DaveWadding 10-03-2021 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Lock Jaw (Post 5484744)
NOOPH IS POOPH

Still true after like 8 years.

XL 10-03-2021 12:15 PM

I was really hoping they’d just quietly leave T-Bar undrafted and then have him return as Dijakovic. I’m not even into him as a talent really but at least give the guy a fighting chance.

DAMN iNATOR 10-03-2021 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Nerfect (Post 5484607)
Possible Becky and Seth change sides too, but I had them figured in for SmackDown.

With Charlotte being on SD! as the for-now RAW Women's Champion and Becky and Seth as an off-screen couple, it's clear that the latter two will be drafted to RAW and Becky and Charlotte will just swap their belts.

DAMN iNATOR 10-03-2021 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Lock Jaw (Post 5484758)
What possible better gimmick is there than T-BAR? Who are you to besmirch the name of T-BAR?!

Rename him Crossbar and have a segment where some random superstar kicks him in the nuts every week. #RATINGS

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DAMN iNATOR (Post 5484815)
With Charlotte being on SD! as the for-now RAW Women's Champion and Becky and Seth as an off-screen couple, it's clear that the latter two will be drafted to RAW and Becky and Charlotte will just swap their belts.

Eh, I know they did that with the tag titles, but I don’t think they do that to the women. If they change show, I can see them just appearing on both until they lose their respective belts. But I think Becky and Seth are staying on SmackDown.

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 06:56 PM

WWE should just rename T-Bar “Pete.” I bet Vince would love to have a wrestler named “Pete.”

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 06:57 PM

Terrence Barr, Esq. incoming.

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 07:00 PM

TJ Barr.

Tyson James

They’ll do something with his name. Mace will be “Mace” someone. Maybe just Mace Maddin to play off his run as Dio Maddin. I don’t know if Mace Maddin and Madcap Moss can exist in the same universe though.

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 07:06 PM

I’m not a major fan of either, but Keith Lee vs. Dijak every couple of weeks on Raw seems like a pretty digestible suggestion.

Dijak, to me anyway, seems like the sort of guy Vince would prefer to see with a Scarlett Bordeaux. Fun fact: Dijak is younger than Kross.

Mr. Nerfect 10-03-2021 07:38 PM

Alright, here are some predictions, we’ll see how much sense I’ve really made of it.

-Damian Priest and Nakamura/Boogs swap places. Nakamura has been on SmackDown since 2017, and SmackDown will need a Latino star.

-Seth and Becky stay on SmackDown. Talking about married couples, Carmella goes to Raw. Mia Yim to Raw. The Usos on Smackers. Would be kind of interesting if Jey got drafted to Raw, so when The Usos lost the belts, that was it for them as a team. Hmm. Not calling that.

-Cesaro, Owens & Zayn to Raw. I can see Cesaro and Sheamus putting their team back together in a pinch. I can see Owens & Zayn as a tag team.

-AJ Styles and Omos to SmackDown. I think Styles can plug in with virtually anybody. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him feuding with Finn Balor or even helping him out as a face.

-Ziggler & Roode could be anywhere. I think they would fit the developing Raw style more than SmackDown, but you could potentially have quite the loaded division already there, and you’ll need heel teams for faces to beat on SmackDown. Hmm.

-Raw gets Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez and MAYBE Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Karter and Franky Monet, but they might stay in NXT for a while longer.

-SmackDown gets Io Shirai (and maybe Zoey Starks). I wish it were to Raw to have matches with Asuka, but I think the WWE will want a Japanese star to smooth over Nakamura being moved. Is there a Japanese guy in NXT that Vince would like? Maybe it is time to give Tajiri a call?

-I was being quite bold with my picks of Rex Steiner and The Creed Brothers earlier. I do think that Timothy Thatcher getting a spot is not out of the question though. I don’t know if that will work better on Raw or SmackDown now though. Hmm. I’ll still go Raw, maybe with an affiliation with The Hurt Business.

* Santos Escobar and his crew to Raw. I can actually see MSK fitting that division too. I think LA Knight is likely to be called up if he is ever going to be given a shot.

* I’m going to stick with my bold prediction of WALTER to Raw.

* Could see one or two Chinese personalities called up. Boa and Xia Li to Raw?

* Harry Smith to Raw too.

XL 10-04-2021 06:12 AM

I like the idea of drafting Smith because it would actually feel like a draft pick rather than a roster reshufffle.

XL 10-04-2021 06:13 AM

I’d say “too many picks from NXT” for them to handle well but I’m not sure they really worry about that.

Wehttam 10-04-2021 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by DAMN iNATOR (Post 5484816)
Rename him Crossbar and have a segment where some random superstar kicks him in the nuts every week. #RATINGS

who kicks the crossbar?

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by XL (Post 5484963)
I’d say “too many picks from NXT” for them to handle well but I’m not sure they really worry about that.

In many cases it’s just young bodies for the roster.

xrodmuc316 10-04-2021 09:17 PM

HOLY SHIT THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING THE SAME THING AGAIN, and AMAZINGLY WITH THE SAME FUCKING GUY????

How does Jeff Hardy have a title match for a Raw title when he got drafted to Smackdown? At least this time it wasn't booked by the Raw GM, but still for fuck's sake.

Seph 10-04-2021 09:23 PM

Hardy gonna win the belt here. Nakamura going to get drafted to RAW with the IC title.

Seph 10-04-2021 09:24 PM

Sheamus prob gonna cost Damian the title in this match.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 09:24 PM

This is very dumb. But it’s a sloppy excuse to put two good workers in a match with “stakes”

Let the boys work.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 09:30 PM

I really love the dynamic of grizzled wiley veteran 44 year old Jeff Hardy pulling the old veteran tricks against new, inexperienced 39 year old Damien Priest

Seph 10-04-2021 09:30 PM

Well damn didn't see that coming, especially that quick.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 09:35 PM

Grizzled veteran Jeff Hardy didn’t see the most obvious swerve in WWE history

Welcome Austin Theory

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 09:37 PM

Oh no piped in crowd noises on Raw now too

Slik 10-04-2021 09:39 PM

lol @ fake pop for Dana Brooke

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 09:46 PM

Ok. Why did they have Shayna and Dana make their entrances, then they cut to a draft segment while the two just stand in the ring, then cut back to the match? That makes zero sense.

Slik 10-04-2021 10:16 PM

This seems 'not good' overall....ziggler/roode/drew/big e segment so bad...

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 10:16 PM

Holy poop long term storytelling in 2021 WWE

I think I’m having a stroke

Seph 10-04-2021 10:50 PM

This show is turrible.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 10:54 PM

I was way more wrong about these picks than I was the other night. Nothing that is a “head scratcher” but just not stuff I would necessarily do. And none of the moves are “exciting.” The thing I think I am most interested in is AJ and Seth on the same show. They’ve probably worked before, but they always seem to be in analogue spots. I wouldn’t mind seeing a program between the two. All the other moves are just guys going places.

Actually, most interesting thing is probably Heyman getting The Usos drafted to SmackDown first. It probably won’t “mean” anything, but it does make them look important in a certain context. And it makes Heyman look effective at his job. Protect the money players.

I guess Goldberg exists outside the lines of being drafted. And Brock too. None of that *surprises* me, and I guess Brock mentioned something about Heyman setting that up for him, but I dunno. It just makes things feel cheaper when your two special attractions just show up wherever too.

No Finn yet? I feel like that might just be oversight, but it feels wonky in a draft to have this guy who was just in a Universal Title match being drafted after Sheamus, Kevin Owens and Xia Li. Called Xia getting called up. They obviously want to sell SmackDown to China, lol. Think that Boa still has a chance of being called up.

SmackDown without any Hispanic male talent now, yeah? And they even drafted Zelina and Seth away (not sure if Seth counts as Hispanic, but his surname is “Lopez”). Wouldn’t surprise me to see Lucha House Party, The Garzas and/or Santos Escobar on SmackDown. Probably Lucha House Party and Santos’ group, because then you can have Elektra Lopez making up for Zelina. I can see The Garzas staying on Raw, because they’re young and I think Angel did alright with younger viewers for a while. I can see Zelina managing them.

I want Cesaro and Zayn on Raw. Just feel they would liven the show up with some in-ring content and Zayn with promo work too.

I feel like Raw needs a “hot thing.” Like, obviously it has for a while. But I think they really could have used a WALTER to bring a stiff style, or brought in a bunch of UK guys, really focused on lucha and cruiserweights and/or bring in a bunch of guys with amateur backgrounds. It feels like things still need to be “set up” on Raw.

I think Raw could use a heel faction of rising stars. Austin Theory, The Garzas and...fuck it, maybe either Sami Zayn or Harry Smith? Maybe both? Then you can have a bunch of multi-man tags with guys like Damian Priest, Rey Mysterio, Dominik, Kevin Owens & Cesaro, which would certainly liven Raw up each week.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 10:55 PM

Glad that Balor is on the same show as Styles. I feel like that is a feud they haven’t really done that has an appeal to *that* sort of fan.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 10:57 PM

Actually, make Seth the heel faction leader. Turn Zayn babyface and have him team with Owens.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 10:59 PM

No Alexa Bliss drafted? Lol, Cesaro not in there again either.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 11:03 PM

Did they just call Goldberg “the Icon”?

That’s adorable. No.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:07 PM

Well, Garza & Carrillo on Smackers. They’re not a bad fit there actually. That tag division as a whole is a little heel heavy though.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 11:07 PM

Bobby is so bad on the mic. And it’s so frustrating. He has a mouthpiece! MVP is wonderful! Just let MVP do the talking.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:09 PM

Still find the most interesting move Gulak to SmackDown. It’s like there’s a plan for him. Vince obviously knows he’s good, as he’s allegedly the guy asked to work with the giants and polish them up. It wouldn’t shock me if this goes absolutely nowhere though. But it’s just so left-field there must be at least SOME working idea.

I’d be down for Gulak IC Champ.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:09 PM

Still warms my heart that Shelton Benjamin still has a job in WWE. And he’s back with Lashley now, isn’t he? Good for him.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:10 PM

Every time I see Shelton in modern WWE he looks like a monster now, lol.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:10 PM

Not sure if I’d keep Alpha Academy heels or switch them face. Gable selling then making the hot tag to a serious Otis could be lots of fun.


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