Boredom has encapsulated my mind while watching the latest Smackdown. The Rock's show has devolved from an entertaining, must-watch show into a boring show with no excitement or any reason to watch it. Maybe the only thing encapsulating my mind right now is hyperbole.
Smackdown has been very boring since Edge retired. Randy Orton is the only established main event superstar on the roster. Christian and Sheamus are the next top guys. Mark Henry has been rejuvenated as a monster heel. The biggest concern is that there are no faces other than Orton in the main event.
Note that this won't entail moving Smackdown to a different network or a different time slot. Making it live will make the show much more expensive to produce.
Spoilers from the Internet have not necessarily been proven to ruin TV ratings as long as nothing major happens. Moving it to Thursday is an idea worth considering.
I will also assume the rosters will not be merged. The brand extension allows WWE to run two separate house show circuits. This obviously makes more money if the house shows are profitable.
Here are my seven solutions to restore the Smackdown's prestige and to make it worth watching again.