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Tonight was the first episode of Smackdown under the John Laurinaitis regime, but he's already shaking things up for the blue brand.
We saw not just one, but two debuts/returns.
Former Nexus member Skip Sheffield returned under his "Ryback" gimmick and got a short squash match victory over a local competitor, while Damien Sandow, formerly known as Aaron "Idol" Stevens, returned in a pre-cut promo.
It looks like the talent influx from Florida Championship Wrestling has started, and Sandow and Ryback could be just the tip of the iceberg.
There are a ton of talented FCW stars just waiting to be called up to either Raw or Smackdown, and it appears as if Laurinaitis has started yet another "New Superstar Initiative" like we saw on ECW a few years ago.
I'd expect to see more big FCW names on the main roster in the near future.
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