2009 WWE Draft

The Graveyard That Is the WWE RAW Midcard

ORANGE, CA - MAY 08:  Wrestler/actor Glen 'Kane' Jacobs arrives at the Lions Gate Premiere of 'See No Evil' at the Century Stadium Promenade 25 on May 8, 2006 in Orange, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
James YaegerContributor IApril 12, 2009

If you're a superstar destined to be on the RAW midcard after this week's draft, be prepared for a humongous letdown. However if you're destined to leave the RAW midcard after this week's draft, you may be in luck.

After every draft there is always someone that is moved over to RAW. Even if that superstar main evented SmackDown or ECW, you have a tough road ahead of as you try to break into the crowded RAW roster.

And even if you are able to claw your way up there, you still have to prove it is where you belong.

Just look at the facts. Kane was a big superstar on SmackDown, but as soon as he was moved and stripped of the ECW Championship, he was just a complementary man.

And the same goes for Rey Mysterio until just recently, and Kofi Kingston, and Batista before he was injured.

You can look at CM Punk though, and say: "Well he was on the ECW Main Event, and he went on to be the champion!"

But after his short run he was simply shoved aside. He got a Tag Team Championship around him, but then again, a Tag Title can't really be called a main event gig. And can you really say that he 'won' the championship?

Didn't he just catch Edge in a weak moment on RAW, using his Money in the Bank contract? But he did win it again this year. However, he wouldn't have won it if John Cena vs. Edge hadn't been done a million times before.

And John Morrison. Sure, he's technically an ECW wrestler, but he shows up on RAW every other week or so.

But when he does, he doesn't show up in the last match on the card, or even the last segment, or the second-to-last match or segment for the most part.

So, bottom-line. Sorry to all the big stars that look to be destined to be on the RAW roster. Sorry Matt Hardy, sorry Evan Bourne, sorry Big Show.

It looks like this may be the end of the line for your World Title runs for a while. But to those like The Miz, John Morrison, and Kane. You may just be in luck this draft season, because there might just be a title run in the near future.

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