Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
News and notes
With the draft now been and gone, there is a feeling that this is a fresh start for the company. With the placing of first time champions on each brand, there is a feeling that a new batch of superstars are going to be stepping up as some of the older heads come towards the end of their careers.
Following on from the draft, there was said to be some disappointment that there were no real major moves bar Randy Orton, however, that was the plan all along. The draft this year was simply being used to move around some of the mid card as creative feels there are big feuds already set on each brand. The Orton-Undertaker rivalry is clearly one of those on Smackdown now.
The Shawn Michaels-Kurt Angle rivalry is not dead in the water apparently. The talk from both men over the past month led many to believe that one of them will be drafted, however that didn’t happen but again, this was the plan all along. The feeling is that there will be a rematch at some stage but the direction is going to be a lot different to just drafting one man over to the other brand. It is expected that a lot of thought will go into it and that the longer the fans are made to wait, the more they’ll want it and when it happens, it will no doubt deliver.
Finally, expect the debuts of Mr.Kennedy and Bobby Lashley in the next month or two. Both men have impressed in development and it is expected Kennedy debuts on Raw, with Lashley on Smackdown.