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WWE 2011 Draft Results: Raw Keeps Its Red Ranger

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IINovember 4, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw started off with a bang and a huge shock. Team Smackdown won a battle royal for rights to the first pick of the 2011 WWE Draft.

John Cena was selected to Smackdown.

Cena was headed to Smackdown for the first time since he came over to Raw during the 2005 Draft.

However, his stay would be short lived, as he wasn't even a member of Smackdown long enough to get a cup of coffee.

At the end of the show, Cena was selected back to Raw.

It seemed pretty pointless to do this, and felt like a waste to a good Raw.

What does Cena have left to prove on WWE's top brand?  Why not head over to Smackdown?  At the end of the day, what was the point in making the double switch? 

A few of my picks were correct, Randy Orton and Sin Cara will be headed to Smackdown.

As far as Raw goes, I was surprised to see both Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio dawn the red and come to Monday nights.

Mark Henry, in another apparent heel turn, has been drafted to Smackdown from Raw.

The other draft pick of the evening was The Big Show moving back to Monday nights.

WWE still has to hold its supplemental draft on Tuesday at noon, where some mid-carders and maybe a few bigger stars will switch shows before it is all said and done.

Overall, I am pleased with the show but could've went without the Cena charades.

I still would've liked to seen Batista make his surprise return to the WWE tonight, since his MMA gig has fallen through.  How big of a shock would that have been to hear his music hit to close out the show for Raw's final draft pick?

Some might not like him, but I think it would've been great.  I still expect him to return for a few years to close out his in-ring career with the WWE.

Follow me on Twitter @nyyrobinson.

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