WWE Draft: RAW, You're on the Clock
As much as all of us are eyeing Wrestlemania as the beginning of an old story, there are those of us who are eyeing change in the WWE.
We got a lot of plot twists after this week in WWE programming, and we're looking for some more of that plot twists.
But in order to continue the anarchy that will lead us into Wrestlemania, several things need to happen the night of the Draft.
So who needs to jump the Flagship and who needs to join?
As much fun as it has been to see the comedic antics of the Italian Stallion and the bestiality of his counterpart, it's clear that it's time for them to part ways with RAW.
Santino earned fame by defeating Umaga in an open challenge two years ago, while Phoenix became a force to be reckoned with after returning from a neck injury.
Together, they forged an unusual alliance and have been wreaking havoc ever since.
But after Maryse's comments on RAW this past week, it would be clear and obvious to send The Glamazon to SmackDown to lay claim to the Divas Kingdom.
And could you imagine having Santino on SmackDown with the likes of MVP and Kennedy?
They both have had pretty successful careers on RAW, but imagine Beth Phoenix as Divas Champion and Santino as United States Champion.
Simply put, it's time to take the Casa to the SmackDown Kingdom.
2. Evan Bourne
Despite being on the injured list, there is no denying the raw talent of this young upstart from St. Louis.
Evan Bourne is living proof that there are some good things that come out of St. Louis. Bourne is an aerial phenom, and has proven that against the likes of Mike Knox, Kane, and even Rey Mysterio.
Win or lose, people are astounded by the high flying Extremist.
But therein lies the problem.
Performing to a smaller audience has proven to be a downfall to Bourne's future. But his time to shine could come sooner than expected.
After proving that he can handle the pressure of being on live and in front of bigger audience, Bourne may be heading to the Flagship show due in large part to his last appearance on RAW when he faced Rey Mysterio in a IC Championship Tournament Match.
Being on ECW has been great for Bourne, no question. But it's time for Airbourne to go runnin' wild on RAW.
3. Candice Michelle
Okay, guys. I know that you will not be happy about this next selection, but before you start calling for my head, consider this.
The Face to Heel Ratios of all three shows is staggering either one way or the other.
On RAW, there are more Faces than Heels, which explains why Maryse made her appearance on the program.
On ECW, it's pretty even with the fact that there is only Natalya and Alicia Fox.
But on SmackDown, the ratio takes a turn.
On SmackDown the faces are: Maria, Eve Torres & The Bella Twins. The Heels are: Michelle McCool, Divas Champion Maryse & of course, Vickie Guerrero.
But they need fresh competition on the program, which is why I see either Women's Champion Melina, Beth Phoenix or even Candice Michelle leaving the Flagship program and joining the Anchor of WWE Programming.
Maryse has no true legitimate competition for the Divas Championship except for McCool.
Bring in Candice or Phoenix and you got something going. But if you bring in Melina after the two female champions lock horns at Wrestlemania, then you've got yourself a very intriguing storyline waiting to happen.
4. Edge & Vickie
The Rated R Superstar is the only man who can boast that he walked into a pay per view with the WWE Championship and walked out as World Heavyweight Champion.
He is also eyeing a possible return to the Flagship show.
After this past Friday night on SmackDown, it's clear that someone from the huge storyline involving the WHC is either coming or going. There are those who want Vickie's reign to end...quickly.
And there are those who want to see Edge gone from SmackDown.
Unfortunately, I don't see both Guerrero and Edge leaving SmackDown, especially if the unthinkable happens at Wrestlemania.
However, if Edge does return to RAW, we know that Rated RKO will most likely reunite to take down the two biggest faces in the WWE: Triple H and John Cena.
But if Edge does remain on SmackDown, then we already know who's coming to the Anchor Show to give him grief...
5. John Cena & Triple H
It's the ultimate game of musical chairs. After last year's stunning draft, this year's draft is almost guaranteed to be one for the record books.
And the reason: The two biggest faces are possibly switching brands.
We already know that if Triple H defeats Randy Orton at Wrestlemania, this war will not be over. The solution: Send The Game back home.
There are those who are expecting Randy Orton to go over to SmackDown, but what would that benefit?
We've already seen Orton and The Undertaker, so that would be pointless unless a major championship was at stake.
The Game made enough of an impact on SmackDown to pass the reins on to the next two leading men on the brand.
Which is why I say that John Cena is heading back to where it all began.
Since Cena won the WWE Championship four years ago, he has been practically untouchable. Cena was drafted to RAW in the Lethal Lottery following his victory over JBL at Judgment Day.
Since then, Cena has defeated both members of DX and has headlined every single Wrestlemania he's been in when the WWE Championship is on the line.
But after seeing him the last two weeks on SmackDown, it's clear that the Chain Gang Commander goes over better with the SD Crowd than the RAW crowd.
I have been saying it for over a month, and it seems that my prediction is one step closer to becoming reality.
So I'm sticking with that prediction: Triple H is heading back to RAW, and John Cena returns to SmackDown.