As I lay on my bed, on my first day off from school due to me being ''sick,'' I began to think about the near future of WWE.
This article will be divided into two sections—roster shake ups and production changes.
We all know that WWE will be making some major shake ups to the roster for Smackdown's debut on SyFy.
WWE stars such as Randy Orton, The Miz, John Cena, Edge, John Morrison, Wade Barrett and Chris Jericho are all rumoured to be moving to Smackdown—which means some stars will have to go the other way.
Lets deal with these rumors one by one.
First of all, I can't see John Cena moving to Smackdown. (Did you get the pun?)
He is WWE's biggest money maker and he will most likely stay on Raw.
I'd like to see him on Smackdown so as other stars can shine on Raw, but I don't think he will be moved.
Miz is scheduled for Smackdown live events in the upcoming months, which many believe is hard evidence that he will be jumping ship.
People keep forgetting about his money in the bank briefcase which entitles him to a World Title match against Raw's champion.
Now, that means one of three things:
- He cashes in and takes the WWE Title to Smackdown. This also means that the World Champion has to move to Raw.
- He cashes in and fails.
- He loses the briefcase to somebody else in a similar fashion to Mr. Kennedy.
Now, if he is to move to Smackdown and if scenario one or two occur, that means he will be cashing in soon.
This fuels my belief that the Miz will drop the United States title at Night of Champions only to cash in after the ''Six pack challenge.''
WWE wouldn't have built him so strongly on Raw (a dominant showing aginst Cena and a win nonetheless.) for him to lose that momentum by dropping the belt to Bryan without cashing in.
So, do I think the Miz will be moved to Smackdown?
Honestly, I don't think he will. But, I could be wrong.
I was surprised to here this name crop up.
Edge only moved to Raw in the WWE draft a few months ago.
He hasn't been there long, so I would expect him to stay on Raw.
He's feuded with alot of the people currently on Smackdown while he hasn't had many matches with Raw's roster.
Therefore, I would expect to see him remain on Raw.
Honestly, I think Jericho will return to the blue brand.
He has been lost in the shuffle on Raw and has done nothing substantial since returning to the ''A'' show.
I could see him returning to Smackdown and turning face. He would then enter a feud with Alberto Del Rio so he can help elevate him to the next level.
When the cycle of the PG Era ends in WWE, and we enter the next cycle, I expect WWE to remodel their company with Randy Orton as the face of the company.
It could be that Orton will be the Stone Cold Steve Austin in WWE's next version of the Ruthless Aggression Era.
However, I expect Orton to move to Smackdown so he can really be established as the main player in WWE.
I think he will move to Smackdown.
He has done absolutely nothing on Raw since his move in the draft and WWE creative have given him nothing.
For him to reach main event level, he needs to be on Smackdown.
I believe Wade Barrett will be sent to Smackdown after the Nexus angle concludes—which is rumored to happen in October.
Smackdown Stars to Raw?
Obviously, if stars go to Smackdown, stars have to go to Raw.
I'm not going to go in-depth here, I'm just going to name who I think will be heading to Raw.
I believe that three mid card talents will be moved to Raw—Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, and Christian.
All three haven't got much going for them on Smackdown at the moment, although there has been a half-hearted attempt of a feud between McIntyre and Christian.
I also believe that WWE will finally recognize the Million Dollar Championship as a title and make DiBiase defend it. It would provide more feuds for the mid carders on Raw.
This is the way I see things panning out:
Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, John Morrison and Wade Barrett to head to Smackdown, with Jack Swagger, Christian and Drew McIntyre heading to Raw.
Now, onto the second issue that I will attempt to shed light upon in my article: Changes to Production.
I'm sure by now that you've all heard about and seen the rumored new WWE logo.
If not, go back to sleep.
It is being rumored that the new logo could debut as soon as next weeks Raw, the show's 900th episode.
What does this mean for WWE?
It means some major changes are ahead.
Just think about it.
If WWE change their logo, they'll have to change a lot of other things.
Microphones, turnbuckle pads, ring aprons and the logo on the stage will all have to undergo a facelift.
But, more significantly, every WWE Championships may have to be altered.
Think about it, every single WWE championship feature the current WWE logo.
If WWE change their logo, surely they will have to change the belts to incorporate the new logo?
However, it should be noted that the recently introduced tag team titles feature the current logo so it would have been stupid to introduce the belts with the current logo if they are changing it soon.
It's just some food for thought!
By the way, this isn't breaking news. It's all my opinion. I don't have any sources and I don't have to cite them!
Thanks for reading. All comments welcome.
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