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Re: WWE 2009 - Bridging the Gap
The Animal Unleashed!
This past Monday Night saw the unexpected return of The Animal, Batista! The former World Heavyweight Champion stunned everybody, including Randy Orton, Edge and John Cena by making his triumphant return during the main event of Raw. Just before the blockbuster tag team match was set to take place, Cena’s partner, CM Punk, was attacked backstage by an irate Big Show which rendered him unable to compete. Cena, deciding to tackle both World Champions alone ran to the ring but ultimately fell to the numbers game. Just when it seemed as if the vicious Orton was going to punt the CeNation Commander in the head, Batista shocked the world by sprinting to the ring and taking everybody out. The last image of Raw saw The Animal standing tall with both World Titles in his grasp. What does this mean for Randy Orton and Edge? What does this mean for the entire WWE? Tune in to Friday Night Smackdown where The Animal is scheduled to be in appearance for answers.
WWE Draft News
WWE.COM has received some more information on the much anticipated 2009 WWE Draft. With the introduction of two new General Managers, the Draft will switch back to its old format of a lottery. Both GM’s will have a podium and a tumbler filled with every superstar on the roster inside. Each GM will make their picks throughout the night. There will be 20 picks in total, 10 for each show and the rest of the rosters will be revealed during the supplemental draft on Tuesday. Keep checking back for more information as the Draft draws nearer.
The Backlash card is looking very thin right now but expect more matches to be added this coming Smackdown and Raw. Creative hope to end most of the current feuds and tie up the loose ends from Wrestlemania so they can move forward with fresh programs heading into Judgment Day.
We can reveal more information about the draft. Each GM will receive 10 picks live on Raw. Expect these picks to be most of the big names. Top stars like John Cena and the newly returned Batista, even names like The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are all set to switch around. Vince McMahon is said to have his mind made up on most of the big roster moves with the supplemental draft not quite completed yet. One superstar that is causing a lot of headaches is Mr. MITB, CM Punk as McMahon is very unsure of where to place him. Either way he is set for a huge push no matter what brand he ends up on.
Batista’s return to Raw surprised many backstage as most thought that he was still set to be out for a few more weeks. One insider told us that his return makes up for the loss of Triple H who is out with a kayfabe injury from Randy Orton. We were told to expect a lot of returns in the near future too.