So its been a few weeks since I shared my feelings on splitting up the roster so I’m back to finish off the roster by highlighting the talent that should headline SmackDown. Now ill be honest I don’t watch SmackDown that often, and the reason is because they repeat a lot of the same matches that we already saw on Monday. It’s stale and with the current crop of talent there is no reason for it to be at all.
If you read my last article (of course you did it was great) then you saw that it was all about the younger crop of talent taking over the flagship show and building up fresh faces. I make the move that you move more of the veterans to Thursday, if you want people to watch then why not have the most popular faces in the company be involved in there own separate feuds while also bringing up young talent to this show first. Raw seems to congested with all the recent call ups that come from NXT leaving that show a little flat and not having much to do on Raw so spread them out and have them start with more established talent.
Given the current story line it would make sense to me that this would all lead to the return of Triple H and leading he and his wife to take over a new challenge being on SmackDown. So if I were doing the booking I would split the rest of the top talent up this way.
- John Cena
Regardless of what you think a feel about John Cena the truth is that he still is the biggest draw in wrestling. Cena did a great job last year with his US title run and helping get the best of the call ups like Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Cena is getting closer to 40 and this time in his career it would time for him to put over some of the younger guys since he has been doing his best work of his career before the injury.
- Randy Orton
The Viper and 14 year veteran is the next man up to get off the injured reserved list. With all the same reason that just gave for Cena for helping push current talent this would be the best use of Orton’s talents giving that he cane an good match with almost anyone on the card.
- Dolph Ziggler
The man that just can’t seem to get over the hump and resident workhorse is my biggest concern considering the congestion on Raw. Dolph has been booked in some of the worst storylines in the past few years but always seems to make the most of it. He’s one of the most over talents on the roster and is have never been treated as such.
- Chris Jericho
This one doesn’t need much explanation either; Jericho is one of the best technical wrestlers of all time and can be booked with anyone to help establish new talent. Jericho can lose over one hundred matches in a row and still be the man people come to see.
Yeah I know he is probably done with the company at this time. I would have liked to see more from the “BIG GUY” given his size and what he offers in the ring. I enjoyed his last heel run with the right people around him he could have pushed him a lot higher than where he was.
Multi-time world champ, who is often left with nothing to do on the card. My biggest problem with Sheamus is the 50/50 booking; early in his career he was booked very strong. Having feuds with John Cena and Triple H defeating both men on multiple occasions to losing most of his matches is something I can’t understand.
- Dean Ambrose
Personally I am not a fan of Dean Ambrose, but I do see what he offers to the product. There is something missing from character that doesn’t seem to always fit with his in ring style. This would be the reason that he needs to be separated form the crop of talent.
- Baron Corbin
The new monster heel that if booked the right way can carry that the same gimmick be a top guy for the next ten years. Look at Kane and follow the same pattern, he doesn’t have to win every match but if booked strong would be great to see against anyone of this list.
- Triple H
Triple H just signed a new three year performance contract that would more than likely see him in some big matches before he hangs the boots up for good. With some of the talent that is NXT I do believe that there are a few more dream matches that could still happen in the next three years.
- The Miz
The last man on this list and the Current Intercontinental is one of the best heels on all of wrestling. His in-ring work has improved of the years having promos and Miz TV on one program would help make it a more impactful segment.
I guess we have to wait and see how this will all play out, I feel that with Summer Slam around the coroner a match between Shane and Triple H would have more meaning.
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