Post-Draft: Possible Matchups & Thoughts
Every year WWE decides to shake things up by holding an annual draft. Since the roster split, WWE has held a draft since 2004.
We have seen John Cena take the WWE Championship to RAW in 2005, and Batista take the World Heavyweight Championship to Smackdown.
In 2007, WWE held their first-ever tri-branded draft. During the 2008 draft, three championships switched brands. In 2009, 36 wrestlers were given new homes.
In 2010, we've seen more than a few shocks, and, as many Smackdown fans like myself will tell you, we got robbed at the draft.
Our first two draft picks were Big Show and Kelly Kelly, who could have been drafted in the supplemental draft.
But that's not it!
RAW gained Edge, John Morrison, and R-Truth. Just when you thought things couldn't get worst, Chris Jericho was drafted to RAW.
My slideshow will show you possible and exciting match-ups that are due to happen between the new draftees and wrestlers at their respective brands.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio
Many will disagree or say these two have already met up previous times.
But think of the glorifying matches these two previously put on.
In modern-day WWE, match ethics have steadily decreased while they focus more on entertainment. Chavo has been embarrassed on RAW with multiple losses to Hornswoggle in a lackluster feud.
How about refreshing his heel character as he attacks Rey, and maybe throw him into the Straight Edge Society vs. Rey Mysterio. Or maybe even turn him face while he teams with Rey.
Cody Rhodes vs. CM Punk
Smackdown now has nothing but fresh faces, and fresh young stars looking to breakout in the WWE.
Cody Rhodes is one of them with a bright future who may be thrown into the title picture sooner rather than later, unlike his ex-partner Ted DiBiase, who is on RAW.
These two both can work the mic, and put on good matches. They're both young and can definitely work the ring. They also know how to play the heel role well and make the crowd hate them.
MVP vs. CM Punk
Is it me or does it seem that MVP should've been world champ already?
I can't exactly remember when, but I remember MVP at his highest peak and the only thing missing was that top gold.
Even though MVP might be underrated, don't be fooled. He can well make his way back to the top on his home brand, Smackdown.
What better way to put MVP over than placing him in a feud with WWE's top heel right now, CM Punk?
Kofi Kingston vs. Rey Mysterio
The top two high flyers in WWE right now, no doubt.
This buildup of a feud doesn't even have to be the traditional heel vs face. How about them arguing or fighting to see who's the better of the two?
Kofi Kingston vs. CM Punk
These two were a tag team and were really exciting to watch as both of their styles were similar. Both of them could definitely put on a match.
Christian vs. CM Punk
I couldn't find a picture of these two together, but everyone knows this is coming.
With putting the world title on CM Punk, Christian can once again rise to where he was before he left for TNA, by surprisingly defeating Punk.
Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Again, why not pitch Christian in the title scene since he's the most experienced star, and had a longer tenure in the WWE than the rest of the Smackdown brand besides Undertaker?
Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison
Both of these draft picks were a shock to me. But with Jericho already establishing himself as a top star, and Morrison trying to rise to star status, what better way to do that than to put him in a program with Jericho.
Jericho is known for putting over younger stars, and he wouldn't have a problem with doing it for future champion, John Morrison.
Edge vs. Randy Orton
We already saw the build-up for this program this week on RAW. These two wrestlers have really good chemistry.
They were also two of the best heels who turned face. I can expect a long, fiesty, and exciting battle.
The Miz vs. John Morrison
Two partners who broke up and both found extreme success as singles stars.
They are bound to feud and have an exciting feud for young stars who are trying to rise to the top of the food chain.
But any one of them can get lost in RAW's main event star-packed roster.
Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
Before Chris Jericho left WWE, we saw a short feud between these two monsters who could've had a great rivalry.
With Jericho and Cena being two of the best mic workers, and charismatic workers right now, we will see a battle based more on entertainment, but still a good one.
John Morrison vs. John Cena
As with Jericho, Morrison is a rising star while Cena already established himself as a star. The only difference is Cena is not known for pushing stars, including established stars.
But these two feuding would be a big jump for Morrison in his WWE career. Even if it is a short-lived feud, it will be exciting with Morrison's move set, and Cena's charisma.
Other Possible Matchups
*Edge vs. John Cena
*Edge vs. Sheamus
*Christian vs. MVP
*Chris Jericho vs. Triple H
*Triple H vs. Edge
*Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
*R-Truth vs. John Cena