Thursday, April 16, 2009

[Wrestling] WWE Supplemental Draft 2009 Thoughts (3 of 4)

We're past the halfway point... let's continue.

13 - From ECW to RAW - Hornswaggle:  This one's a bit bizarre to say the least.  I'm not really sure what they can do with this guy without having his storyline-father, Fit Finlay involved.  I can't remember ever being entertained by this character on it's own.  Hell, I don't like him much even as part of an act.  The silver lining is not lost on me though... maybe Finlay can re-find his more heelish side losing the comedy portion of his bit.  The fact that we'll be subjected to Hornswaggle-Hijinks every Monday Night makes me a bit queasy.

14 - From SD! to ECW - DH Smith:  The son of the late British Bulldog, Davey Boy Smith has been shuffled from brand to brand over the past couple of years, without making much of an impact (I actually had to be reminded that he was *technically* part of the SmackDown! roster, as he'd never made an actual TV appearance for the brand).  Hopefully this means he'll be teaming up with fellow-Hart/Stampede-type Tyson Kidd in ECW.

15 - From ECW to SD! - John Morrison:  Great move!  Morrison's pretty much done everything he can in the ECW, and moving him to SmackDown! instead of Raw is the right way to go, in my opinion.  The Morrison character has been (technically) an ECW original (Morrison originally went as Johnny Nitro... and is a multi-time former Intercontinental Champion), working his way from the C-Show to the B-Show instead of straight to Raw will assist him tremendously in establishing himself.  A slow build to the main event is refreshing in these days of 24 year old green World Champions.

16 - From SD! to RAW - Carlito Colon:  Okay, so I guess they're not splitting up the Unified tag champions... however, I'm still concerned with whether or not the champions are going to float between shows and defend against the top teams throughout the WWE.  Maybe they'll be relegated to the new tri-branded show, WWE Superstars on WGN.

17 - From SD! to ECW - Nayalya Neidhart:  The daughter of Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, and girlfriend of Tyson Kidd, Natalya should do just fine for herself in ECW... she has appeared there almost weekly since Kidd's debut as his valet.  Putting her with Tyson Kidd and DH Smith seems a natural choice.

18 - From SD! to RAW - Festus:  At first, I'll admit, I didn't dig the gimmick.  It's since grown on me.  It's silly, of course... but not enough things in wrestling these days are.  Not sure how they'll work Festus as a solo act.  I figured if they'd split this team up, they would have brought Jesse over to Raw, to play off of The Legacy faction, as Jesse is the son of the late Fabulous Freebird, Terry Gordy.  This move could be interesting, though, I for whatever reason, see Festus moving over to another tag team situation... probably with Jamie Noble, who will be taking advantage of Festus's size and bell-ring induced fury.

One more to go, I'll try to have it up by morning...

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