WWE News: The Latest Update on the Date of the 2012 WWE Draft

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IMarch 15, 2012

After the dust settles from WrestleMania XXVIII on April 1, the WWE Draft is the next big event for the company as superstars could be on the move to new homes on either Raw or Smackdown for the foreseeable future.

From WrestlingInc.com:

The WWE Raw Supershow on April 23 in Detroit, Michigan, is tentatively scheduled as the WWE draft show. John Cena & C.M. Punk vs. Chris Jericho & Kane is being advertised as the main event.

In the inaugural WWE Draft in 2002, the roster was split down the middle as Raw and Smackdown became their own separate brands within the WWE as superstars would only meet in special inter-promotional matches through the year.

As we fast forward a decade to the upcoming 2012 edition of the WWE Draft, it doesn’t make sense for the WWE to continue this event.

Raw and Smackdown superstars come on the opposite show seemingly every week now.

The only way the WWE Draft would work these days if the company goes back to the way it was in the early days of the Brand Extension, effectively ending the "SuperShow" format on Monday nights.

Sadly, we all know the things mentioned above will not happen in the WWE.

Alhough, it would be so much easier if they just done away with the draft and brand extension all together and have superstars compete on both shows all the time.

So Bleachers, what are your opinions on the WWE bringing back the draft even though the roster is very much one instead of the two separate rosters originally in 2002?

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