Friday, April 17, 2009

[Wrestling] WWE Supplemental Draft 2009 Thoughts (4 of 4)

19 - From RAW to SD! - JTG:  Ugh.  This guy seems to be able to go in the ring... which is why I was hoping they'd keep Shad and JTG apart during this draft.  I just hope SmackDown! ring announcer, Justin Roberts doesn't try to talk street when introducing them.

20 - From RAW to SD! - Dolph Ziggler:  Can't seem to get behind this guy.  Don't like the gimmick... it's based on some stupid "locker room law" where new guys have to go up to all the veterans and introduce themselves... therefore, Ziggler is constantly extending his hand and introducing himself.  That's it.  That's his entire character.  No depth, no personality... just that.  Hopefully something good will come out of this move, I'd like to be proven wrong on this one.

21 - From SD! to RAW - The Brian Kendrick:  I don't like this move.  TBK started out fairly strong on SmackDown! last year... he was even an "Interim" WWE Champion.  He's petered out a bit since then... I felt with the change of SmackDown! roster, he would have done well remaining there.  I think he'll find himself lost in the shuffle on the already over-crowded Raw.

22 - From RAW to SD! - Charlie Haas:  Charlie's latest gimmick is that of a gimmick-homage... he impersonates other wrestlers.  It seemed to get him over pretty well when the folks in charge were behind it.  He hasn't been used on Raw in months... but he's far too talented to simply let go.  Hopefully the not as top heavy SmackDown! locker room will be a good place for him... as he would probably continue not to be showcased if he remained on Raw.

23 - From SD! to ECW - Hurricane Helms:  Great move.  Helms recently returned from injury with little fanfare.  Moving over to ECW and putting him near the top of that card should help him in the long run.

24 - From ECW or SD! to RAW - Brie Bella:  The other Bella twin... you can pretty much read the entry for Nikki, and just write Brie's name in her place.

So, there you have it... the 2009 WWE Supplemental Draft.  It wasn't terribly exciting, but the Supp-Drafts very rarely are.  It will be interesting to see which of these 24 actually make something of the change in scenery... and which won't even be given the opportunity before being let go.  I hope with WWE SuperStars on WGN starting, they'll limit the inter-branded matches to that show.  It wasn't too long ago, where the brand split was enforced, and rather rigidly at that.  When I actually get excited to see a SmackDown! wrestler show up on Raw, you're doing something right.  Now, it seems as though wrestlers float to whichever show they wanna stick him/her on.

Anyhoo, thanks for reading... lemme know if you want me to continue doing wrestling entries with any sort of regularity... or if I should save it for WrestleMania.

Thanks again!

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