WWE Monday Night Raw Review Part Two: Monday April 26th
Welcome to part two of this weeks RAW review. I know I'm a bit late but I've been exceptionally busy this week... Now, onto the review of the draft picks.
1) Kelly Kelly drafted to Smackdown
To be perfectly honest, I don't think Kelly Kelly will have any major impact on Smackdown. The way WWE treats their divas is ridiculous and I don't see it ending any time soon.
2) Big Show drafted to Smackdown
This pick has me a little puzzled. I for one didn't think it mattered what brand Show was on as I didn't think he would do anything relevant. But now, WWE has inserted him into the title scene on SD. As I said, when this draft was made I thought the only thing to come from it would be the revival of Miz's singles career, but I was wrong.
3) JoMo to RAW
This pick makes perfect sense. JoMo is more suited to an entertainment based show and should get his chance to shine. However, RAW has a packed mid card scene and I hope he doesn't get lost in the shuffle.
4) R-Truth to RAW
I don't think anybody saw this one coming. I can honestly see no point in R-Truth going to RAW. He was doing fine on SD and he could have reached main event level there. The best I can see for R-Truth is a US Title push but nothing more unfortunately.
5) Edge to RAW
This draft made perfect sense. Edge had become stale on SD. He did everything he could do on SD and he elevated the brand to the level it is at today. It will be interesting to see what he does on RAW. I'm looking forward to the Edge/Orton feud given the history of Rated RKO.
6) Kofi Kingston to Smackdown
In my opinion, this was the second most needed brand change this year. Kofi fell into what I like to call the 'Pit of Irrelevence' on RAW. He started off with a promising push but then fell into said pit and never clawed his way out. Now he will be given his chance to shine on the blue brand.
7) Christian to Smackdown
The most needed brand change in WWE history? Quite possibly. Finally Christian may get the chance to obtain the main event status he deserves. I would like to see a feud between him and Matt Hardy in the future also.
8) Jericho to RAW
This was the biggest shocker by far and away. The only reason I can think of as to why Y2J was moved to RAW is explained in another article of mine which can be found at the following link (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/385486-vince-mcmahon-shows-us-all-why-hes-so-successful) Other than that, I disagree with this pick entirely as it makes no sense having Jericho on RAW when Edge was moved there. He was fine on Smackdown and could have had some great matches against Christian, Hardy, Kingston and MVP.
All in all, RAW got the better of the present day stars while Smackdown earned quite a few potential future stars. Be sure to check out my Smackdown review which will be published shortly as I will be assessing the first matches on SD of some of the draftees.
Thanks for reading. All comments welcome and none will go unanswered.
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