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RP 10-04-2021 11:11 PM

This Draft is so fucking retarded.

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

Don’t know if I want them to be a full-time heel team or have Otis more as Gable’s heavy. Kind of want to see prick Gable as US Champion.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 11:11 PM

Alpha Academy is the perfect face tag team

RP 10-04-2021 11:13 PM

I love that all these jobbers got drafted before Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. I also love that Brock didnt get drafted because they know that we know he's just cashing a paycheck from the Saudi's and then he's gonna go chop wood and roast pigs.

Supreme Olajuwon 10-04-2021 11:13 PM

Gable is the perfect struggling babyface. Otis is the perfect hot tag muscle to go ham. Why are they not doing this.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:14 PM

Cesaro still SmackDown. Not sure how I feel about that. At least he could do some good work with Gulak there. Wrong guy babyface and heel now in that one.

Wonder if The Bar does get back together, or if WWE have completely forgotten about that. Don’t really want to see it on SmackDown, but it feels like a natural thing when they’re both there. They probably won’t even acknowledge they were ever four-time tag champs or whatever, lol.

RP 10-04-2021 11:15 PM

Hey where did Bobby Lashley go in the 1st round?

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supreme Olajuwon (Post 5485192)
Alpha Academy is the perfect face tag team

Chad Gable might end up being the shining spot on Raw. I hope they just give him something to do where Vince notices how fucking good he is.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:17 PM

Oh wait, Gulak wasn’t an important move. Still seems “weird” to move him away from the 24/7 Division to a smaller show on FOX if there is absolutely no on-air plan for him though.

RP 10-04-2021 11:18 PM

Finn Balor must have went 1st round right?

Seph 10-04-2021 11:18 PM

Someone needs to to deliver a huge surprise, like Johnny Curtis to SD!

RP 10-04-2021 11:19 PM

Why was Finn Balor good enough to challenge Roman Reigns at a PPV for the title, but not a 1st round pick?

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:19 PM

SmackDown’s tag division looks really quite...eh. Are Hit Row babyfaces? They’re pretty green though.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:21 PM

Just occurred to me that Mustafa Ali and Mansoor might win the SmackDown Tag Titles in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:27 PM

Would be totally fine with the WWE hiring back Johnny Curtis & Tyler Breeze to be a babyface team. Just have them hit the ring and beat up The Usos one week. Mega-star Johnny Curtis to the rescue.

If you want them on Raw, have Curtis go after Orton for that comment he made in that promo once. Have Curtis do a Chris Kanyon thing where he keeps hitting Orton with his own version of the RKO.

Don’t do funny. Not yet. Let them be wry in promos later. But they’re back because they’re two extremely talented guys that are taking their destinies into their own hands. They’re not here to dance or dress-up. They’re here because they were money left on the table. “You’re on notice.”

Could be so good. Johnny Curtis looks like a god and can work. Breeze is small, but talented and valuable in that underdog babyface that can also kind of coach guys.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:30 PM

Would love to see WWE hire back guys who can really contribute. I’m a big advocate for things moving forward. But it could be a morale builder and really liven stuff up.

Johnny Curtis
Tyler Breeze
Heath Slater (And you know what? Maybe Rhyno if he wants to come back)

I’m sure there are some very obvious guys I am missing.

Actually, what sort of shape is Chris Hero in these days? If he came back to team with Cesaro on SmackDown, even if just for a little while, it could be a nice weird little thing.

Slik 10-04-2021 11:31 PM

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nothing connects with our young audience like a Gilligan's Island reference <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWERaw?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WWERaw</a></p>&mdash; WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWECreative_ish/status/1445214343243706369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

RP 10-04-2021 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Nerfect (Post 5485217)
Would love to see WWE hire back guys who can really contribute. I’m a big advocate for things moving forward. But it could be a morale builder and really liven stuff up.

Johnny Curtis
Tyler Breeze
Heath Slater (And you know what? Maybe Rhyno if he wants to come back)

I’m sure there are some very obvious guys I am missing.

Actually, what sort of shape is Chris Hero in these days? If he came back to team with Cesaro on SmackDown, even if just for a little while, it could be a nice weird little thing.


:lol::lol::lol:

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:35 PM

Remember when Ken Doane & Mike Mondo came back for a couple of matches in the early days of this split? And The Headbangers were there too. Odd times.

RP 10-04-2021 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Nerfect (Post 5485222)
Remember when Ken Doane & Mike Mondo came back for a couple of matches in the early days of this split? And The Headbangers were there too. Odd times.

I dont

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:38 PM

Are there any more picks? Zayn seems like the “shafted” guy this night. I guess it works for his conspiracy nut gimmick.

Have Zayn & Owens ever been on different shows since being called up? I want to say no.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:39 PM

Imagine tuning in one night and seeing The Spirit Squad versus the Headbangers.

RP 10-04-2021 11:40 PM

Imagine if Owen Hart could fly

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:40 PM

Wow, Gable Steveson straight to Raw (if they remember that). Has he started training yet? Either they feel very good about him, or they’re just going all-in. But I kind of like it.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:41 PM

Ridge Holland next IC Champ.

Mr. Nerfect 10-04-2021 11:42 PM

I can see Sami and Ridge together in some way.

RP 10-04-2021 11:45 PM

I cant wait until WWE turns Gable Stevenson into the son of The Godfather.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 12:28 AM

None of the supplementary draft moves shock me in the slightest. Maybe that Slapjack, Reckoning and Titus even got drafted.

Their intentions with Gable Steveson is interesting. Do they even remember they drafted him come May? I wonder if they have any indicators as to whether or not he’ll be able to handle this spot, because drafting him before he’s had his first match should be pretty “big.”

You’d THINK they’d know he’s going to get it, right?

Seph 10-05-2021 12:59 AM

Probably assuming he will just naturally be great like Kurt Angle due to his background. He will obviously be a bit green in the ring at first, but I think he will pick it up quickly. My concern is whether or not he will be able to cut a promo. They got lucky with Angle being so charismatic and good on the stick.

xrodmuc316 10-05-2021 01:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Nerfect (Post 5485237)
None of the supplementary draft moves shock me in the slightest. Maybe that Slapjack, Reckoning and Titus even got drafted.

Their intentions with Gable Steveson is interesting. Do they even remember they drafted him come May? I wonder if they have any indicators as to whether or not he’ll be able to handle this spot, because drafting him before he’s had his first match should be pretty “big.”

You’d THINK they’d know he’s going to get it, right?


Im surprised they left one of Jinders henchman on Raw for no reason lol

Slik 10-05-2021 02:10 AM

Drew/Roman the only main-eventers on SD

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The SmackDown roster following the Draft <a href="https://t.co/kOhU0HGKDQ">pic.twitter.com/kOhU0HGKDQ</a></p>&mdash; WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) <a href="https://twitter.com/WrestlingInc/status/1445245677269704704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

GD 10-05-2021 03:13 AM

Don't hinder the Jinder, Slik :o

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seph (Post 5485242)
Probably assuming he will just naturally be great like Kurt Angle due to his background. He will obviously be a bit green in the ring at first, but I think he will pick it up quickly. My concern is whether or not he will be able to cut a promo. They got lucky with Angle being so charismatic and good on the stick.

I think you’re right. Apparently he is a huge fan, and Brock is a mentor. I ASSUME that means that there’s inside into his mind and what he gets and doesn’t. Amateurs often pick up the physicality side of things, but I think there are some people that are more “geared” towards the other side. I ASSUME the WWE are way more in on him than they even were Kurt Angle because they know or have heard something that assures them.

But the promo stuff and just natural charisma are things you can’t teach. But this push seems so...certain. I dunno. I’m fascinated by it all.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xrodmuc316 (Post 5485245)
Im surprised they left one of Jinders henchman on Raw for no reason lol

I know this is WWE, but I THINK the reason Veer has been drafted separately is because they see something in him. Apparently he’s not horrid? I can see them giving him a bit of a singles push. And if they really value their Indian TV deals or whatever, it might make business sense to put an Indian act on each show.

Looks like Jinder might be a heel with a heavy on Smackers. Veer might even get a face turn or something.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 05:27 AM

I totally misread the Wikipedia page and got ahead of myself, lol. I thought the free agents were signed to the brands that were allocated, so I assumed a lot of the talent was staying put that is changing.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 05:34 AM

None really surprising. I guess Shotzi and Tegan are getting their own runs. Glad Ziggler & Roode are on Raw. I want those more technical guys there.

Still got no clue why Drew Gulak is on SmackDown. That’s interesting.

I actually don’t think SmackDown not having that many main eventers is not a bad thing. Clears things up (hypothetically). Gives other guys more emphasis. Jeff Hardy is now a star on a less loaded roster. Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo might get pushed etc. Could be a load of shit, but it looks like they’re trying for fresh on Smackers.

Oh, and I have a feeling Ridge Holland is going to get a huge push. I have a feeling if they’re calling him up so soon after NXT 2.0 starts, Vince is seeing stars. Either that or they’re about to cut bait with the guy and it’s sink or swim. But he’s right next to Gable Steveson in the draft. It might not seem important, but I think they want him to be something. It would not surprise me if he’s pushed as a guy that, all things going well, could even be on a shortlist to win the Rumble. I’m not predicting that he will, but I’m not feeling Drew right now. I think it will be interesting to see how they use Holland. I could see him being a babyface who tears through guys. Or maybe a heel IC Champion.

Could actually still see the US and IC belts changing brands. Nakamura and Priest could both lose and the other guys come over to the other show as the new champions. Not calling it, but that could be “cute” in a way.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 05:38 AM

I had the thought that they might turn either Kofi or Xavier on the other. There are people who don’t want to see the New Day split. But it might just be the most exciting use for each guy. If they did it on Raw, you’ve kind of got this awkward two face/one heel New Day dilemma around the WWE Title. But if you wanted to do it on SmackDown, you can have a real deep personal feud around Kofi being an egotistical prick or whatever.

I think they would turn Xavier, but I think it might actually be better long-term and short to turn Kofi. He wouldn’t be a main eventer, per se, but I think he would get more life, and Woods can begin to prove something as a singles face. It seems more interesting to me to put Babyface Woods against Roman for a short-term deal than Babyface Kofi. Plus, if Woods turns heel, he should win the feud. That leaves Kofi lower than Roman and Woods is a heel. But if Kofi turns, he can get more interesting and Woods can move up (hypothetically).

Evil Vito 10-05-2021 07:41 AM

The makeshift team of Shotzi and Tegan Nox debuted on the July 9th episode of Smackdown, beating the makeshift team of Women’s Tag champs Natalya and Tamina in a non-title match. They did the same thing the next week on July 16th SmackDown. Then they disappeared a month and beat them yet again on the August 20th SmackDown. Three wins against the champions and no title match given to them.

They haven’t wrestled on TV since, never got a title match and now both Shotzi/Nox and Natalya/Tamina have been broken up by the draft, leaving just the current champions Rhea and Nikki which is, you guessed it, a makeshift team.

Such a pointless “division”.

Mr. Nerfect 10-05-2021 08:53 AM

Women’s tag has always been pointless. It was a bad idea from the start. It does allow a couple of women not being used in major singles programs a chance to get a spot and float over. It’s a placeholding thing that tosses a few people a ring.

drave 10-05-2021 09:36 AM

Coulda told you about Gable Stevenson months ago. WWE Fan Council shit gets sent out where they ask about upcoming ideas / trends and one of them HEAVILY focused on Olympic athletes and had a short list of names. Lots of them are sent out after PPV's to "rate" them, but they seem to send 1-2 per quarter that have to do with generating new content.



Next time I get one of these, I'll have to screencap some shit and post it here to see what actually comes to fruition.


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