Thanks for the feedback, Stoj, you know I appreciate it. One thing I'll say at this stage is that Gregory Helms definitely won't
get lost in the shuffle. I have an undying love for the man (in a totally straight way
). Your hate for Tomko is not appreciated though.
Just a few news and notes here that were necessary, considering they'll affect the thread in the future (especially the first one). SmackDown! won't be up until next week (at this stage), so feel free to leave comments on RAW if you wish to.
Two Major Stories: Saturday Night’s Main Event & Possible Wellness Policy
~ The anticipated return of Saturday Night’s Main Event is still going ahead, though the date of the event has changed, maybe pointing towards WWE wanting to use the event in a more significant way. Originally scheduled to take place on March 18th at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, the show has now been moved forward to March 4th, which is just thirteen days after No Way Out. While the two week move may not seem like much at first, when noticing the fact that the event has moved further away from WrestleMania 22, one comes to the assumption that WWE are going to be using Saturday Night’s Main Event as a serious tool to build WrestleMania, rather than just a throwaway show with a few matches and build for the less significant matches. Hopefully these signs point towards less throwaway matches on the undercard of WrestleMania at this year’s event. The event is of course still taking place at the Cobo Arena.
~ Following the tragic passing of the late, great Eddie Guerrero, WWE CEO, Linda McMahon did all but promise that a Wellness Policy would be brought in to attempt to stop any more unfortunate passings occurring. WWE today finally made a move with the Wellness Policy, making an official statement that said it would be instituted immediately after WrestleMania 22. The timing of the institution is said to be to protect anyone from being punished in the lead up to ‘Mania, with the higher ups not wanting anything to go wrong. While the punishments for breaking the policy are yet to be defined, the fact that WWE are at least doing something will make many people like the family of Eddie Guerrero sleep a little easier.
This is all actually self explanatory. The news story pretty much says it all on Saturday Night's Main Event, so there's no swerves to be had here. Just in case you're wondering, no Rumble news here because that'll be coming after SmackDown! This is more serious type stuff.