Is the WWE Luring Loyal Fans Away from Raw to SmackDown?

Devon GivensCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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After spending my downtime researching the Web, a thought quickly popped into my head.

What if the WWE is planning to lure the loyal fans away from Raw to SmackDown?

I know it sounds off-the-wall folks, but the answer simply doesn't lie here.  Let me tell you how I think that this is a plot devised by the WWE.

When was the last time Raw actually put on a good-quality show?  If anything, the last  good show they've put on was when Jericho was in his coffee break of a World Title run, and that was nearly two years ago.

Why do you think they haven't drop the guest host concept immediately and start actually
turning Raw into a more appealing product that both casual and loyal fans can enjoy?

They've been ignoring our pleas ever since we've critically panned the concept.  But the idea is white-hot right now, and the tickets are still selling.  They know we really
despise it, and somehow it won't go away, like a pimple that refuses to pop.

Ever since Raw's been celebrity crazy since the days of Eric Bischoff telling jokes on Nitro, SmackDown manages to put on a better product and it has never failed to impress me. 

It's almost like Vince is in the back saying, "Well, if these so-called loyal fans hate Raw so much, why can't SmackDown put on an entertaining product to impress them?"

SmackDown is the only show so far, that shows that even with the PG rating, you can still produce a good show, without guest hosts or a silly leprechaun embarrassing the
charred remains of the Guerrero legacy. 

Why can't Raw do the same?

But my best guess on this is that if Raw was to produce the same show that SmackDown is producing now, kids will turn away from the product, and that is something Vince refuses to pass up.

As you all know, kids equal more money in Vince's pocket.  And Vince can't let their biggest cash cow, John Cena, drop out of the spotlight.  Why do you think they allowed Jack Swagger to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Jericho?  To ensure that you loyal fans can be happy.

If many fans feel that Raw has been mediocre and is becoming a shell of its former self, guess what you do?  You tune in to SmackDown.  Because you know there is one man that every loyal fan that has been having wet dreams over time and time again, constantly deprecating what Raw refuses to make a main eventer.

The answer?  It's none other than Jack Swagger.

It seems like this all works like a system, while Raw gets all the hate letters and fan backlash, SmackDown's inbox in widely bursting, giving in great ideas and fresh
storylines that fans been wishing to see, for years to come.

So, my fellow writers.  Do you think this is all a big scheme?