The 2011 WWE Draft has come and gone with a few fireworks, but mostly duds.
There was no way they would both be buried on Tuesday or Friday nights, or whenever you prefer your SmackDown results.
So, now we have our two main title matches set up like this for Extreme Rules:
—The Miz (c) vs John Cena vs John Morrison for the WWE Championship.
—Alberto Del Rio vs Christian for the Vacant World Heavyweight Championship.
Am I missing something?
With The Miz, John Cena, John Morrison and Alberto Del Rio all on RAW, doesn't it all but cement the outcome in the WHC Ladder Match?
Many viewers would argue that SmackDown is in worse shape after the draft, than they were before. Even after gaining Randy Orton, Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan, I for one think they have been decimated.
The blue brand has lost a huge fan-favorite in Rey Mysterio. They've lost the top heel that they have been pushing for almost a year in Alberto Del Rio and breaking news as of 3:00pm EST, they lost two more big names in Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston.
With the majority of the big names (outside of Orton) being on RAW, there isn't a chance in hell they leave SmackDown without a champion, right?
So, not only was I let down by a lame draft—which was definitely hurt by being rushed on a two-hour show rather than the usual three-hour show—but now I feel like I already know the outcome of the World Heavyweight Championship match, six days before the pay-per-view.
With the WWE barely promoting the pay-per-view as it is (as far as I know there are only six matches on the card), they better have a long-term plan because not only will the buyrate be way down for Extreme Rules, it may just continue to get worse heading into SummerSlam.
And as most WWE fans agree, a bad SummerSlam usually results in a bad WrestleMania.
Come on WWE—get your act together.