When the story broke that WGN will drop WWE Superstars, my first thought was for WWE's young preliminary talent.
For a lot of superstars, the show of the same name was the best chance of development and TV time.
Unfortunately, it soon became clear that management wasn't going to treat it seriously, which led to the poor ratings and eventual cancellation.
Without Superstars, there will be a handful of superstars without a country, and it seems there will be some 'future endeavors' to come.
But there are some superstars who deserve to keep their jobs and who WWE would make a mistake in releasing.
I think Smith's heritage will probably mean that his job is safe. Since the uninspiring split of the Hart Dynasty, he has barely been seen on TV, and he may seem like dead weight.
I think he should keep his job, though. He has skill and pedigree in the business, and obviously has the capability to put on good matches.
Admittedly, he's horrible on the mic, but I'm sure he can improve. I think he needs to be re-aligned with Tyson Kidd, either as heel or face.
They were a talented, strong tag team, and will be a huge asset if WWE want any kind of tag division.
Following the tag team theme, brothers are dynamite as tag teams, and the Usos are a good, old-fashioned tag team with lots of potential.
I liked their original concept of being modern, urban Samoans, but their run seemed to fizzle out and they were relegated largely to Superstars.
Like the Harts, WWE can't drop them if they have any plans for the tag division.
If I'd have been asked when he was tagging with Vance Archer, I would have had no problem with him being released, but since then, Hawkins has impressed me.
His gimmick works a lot better as a singles wrestler, and he's had some really good matches on Superstars.
The easy thing to do would be to pair him back with Zack Ryder, but I think he has 'it' somehow as a singles wrestler.
When Shad Gaspard was released during WWE's last exodus, and JTG survived, it showed me that WWE still see something in JTG.
I hope that's still the case, as I think JTG is an incredibly unique and charismatic athlete.
He's very popular, and if given a decent storyline, I'm convinced he could run with it.
Like many of the people on this 'at risk' list, Primo really suffered when split from his brother and tag partner, Carlito.
After NXT Season 3 and his on-air relationship with firecracker AJ, I was hopeful we'd see at least one storyline involving the two. They are both so popular even without any really compelling stories.
As time goes on, that seems increasingly unlikely, but Primo is such an explosive wrestler, he is more than capable of great matches.
In a parallel universe, he could be having awesome matches with Rey Mysterio, for instance.
He has a lot of potential as a heel or a babyface, and he should keep his job.
Trent Barretta is another superstar who has won me over. When the Dudebusters started as heels, I thought they were really goofy, and then when they became faces, they improved a lot, seeming more like a modern-day Edge & Christian.
When his partner, Caylen Croft, was released, Trent did OK, and has recently even had a mini-feud with Drew McIntyre.
The fans took to him very easily as he took on The Chosen One, and his massive spot in which he dove over the top rope, uncaught, to the floor really showed his dedication to WWE.
He has been putting on great matches too, and with the character, he could go far.
Mainly due to his theme music, I used to dislike Zack Ryder, but he's really grown on me. He's a great character, and could work as a good heel or babyface. He is obviously unique, but he is also great at staying on top with pop culture as well as being a great talker.
He has been largely relegated to Superstars, but he is practically ready-made as a strong mid-card talent, and if WWE really wanted to, they could put the US title on him soon without many thinking it ridiculous.
I think he'd make a great, fresh champ.