Success isn't out of the question.
Despite the move just happening this week, a lot of wrestling fans have already decided that Wade Barrett will not find success on Smackdown.
Some feel that it is a demotion to be moved from the Raw brand to the Smackdown brand. Others believe that he was removed far too soon from the Nexus stable. The fear is that he's not going to be able to stand alone on the smaller brand.
While all that proved to be true, it doesn't completely eliminate the possibility that he could find success on the blue brand.
First of all, there's a lot less competition for the top spot on Smackdown. While he was working on Raw, Barrett had to compete with CM Punk, Sheamus and Miz for the top spot. On Smackdown, he only has to worry about Kane and Alberto Del Rio, two guys that he can easily surpass on the ladder.
Another advantage that Smackdown provides Barrett is fresh opponents. There, he can work programs against Edge, Big Show, Rey Mysterio and eventually Undertaker.
Also, with Smackdown needing more stars, it could open up the opportunity for Barrett to recreate the Nexus stable again. Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris are two candidates to join him. If WWE wanted to go another route, they could also bring back Michael Tarver and/or Skip Sheffield into the mix.
The move might look like a mistake, but that doesn't mean that it can't be salvaged.
Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.