Originally Posted by Mr.Cricket
Who would want to be a top face in an awful show like Smackdown?
The wrestlers make the show. Batista, Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar. That's leaving out some of the greatest technical wrestlers ever. If SD has great talent and stories, it'll be a great show again. SmackDown is still a major platform to succeed, even if it is short of Raw right now. Sheamus, Del Rio, Bryan, Ziggler? That's a great roster.
Bryan as champion would be great, cuz the Raw champion can still be the top 'storyline' guy, like Cena or Punk, while SD just has the obviously legit wrestler and the guaranteed great match. It treats the WHC with tradition and respect. The best part of the brand extension is that different shows/titles can feature different styles, and Bryan as the champ exemplifies that. Would love to see Bryan as the Raw champ, too, but holding the SD is still huge.