WWE: The Passing of the Torch
August 24th 2009
Las Vegas, NEV
With Raw's number one draft pick, Vickie Guerrero chooses Randy Orton.
With Smackdown's number one draft pick, Theodore Long chooses John Cena.
In a shock move, Vickie Guerrero uses her number two pick to choose Smackdown's World Champion Edge, leaving the title vacant.
Theodore Long chooses "The Game" Triple H with Smackdown's number two pick.
Chris Jericho is brought back to Raw with Vickie Guerrero's third pick of the draft.
With Smackdown's third pick Theodore Long keeps "The Charmismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy on Friday nights.
With Raw's fourth pick, Vickie Guerrero chooses Christian.
With Smackdown's fourth pick Theodore Long picks Montel Vontavious Porter.
The Intercontinental Title is brought to Raw as Vickie Guerrero chooses Rey Mysterio with her fifth pick.
Smackdown hits back to the loss of the Intercontinental Title with Theodore Long choosing the United States Champion Kofi Kingston with his fifth draft lotter pick.
Raw's sixth pick sees "The All American American" Jack Swagger move to Monday nights.
Smackdown's sixth pick sees "Mr Money in the Bank" staying on the blue brand.
Long's sixth pick inspires Vickie Guerrero to keep The Miz on Raw with her seventh pick.
Theodore Long keeps "The Shaman of Sexy" John Morrison on Smackdown with his seventh pick.
Vickie Guerrero uses her eighth pick to add another Legacy member to Raw by picking Ted DiBiase
Theodore Long brings Matt Hardy over to Smackdown with his eighth pick.
With Raw's ninth pick Priceless are reunited with the choice of Cody Rhodes.
The Women's Championship stays on Smackdown as Theodore Long chooses Melina with his ninth pick.
Vickie Guerrero gloats that she has kept Legacy together on Raw by choosing "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair with her tenth and final pick.
However, her celebration is shortlived as Long drops a bombshell by choosing the Raw GM as his final pick, sending her over to Smackdown.
It is announced that Chavo Guerrero will take over as the Interem General Manager of Raw for the remainder of the draft. The Lottery is up next where each brand will draw three random superstars at a time. This will include the 10 mystery picks announced by the McMahon's at the previous days Press Conference.
With the first three picks of the lottery Chavo Guerrero pulls out Kelly Kelly, Zack Ryder and Jamie Noble.
With Smackdown's first three picks of the lottery Theodore Long's number one pick John Cena selects Santino Marella, Gail Kim and Vladimir Kozlov.
With Raw's second set of lottery picks Chavo Guerrero selects The Brian Kendrick, the first mystery pick of the night in the returning Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler.
With Smackdown's second set of lottery picks Theodore Long chooses Katie Lea Buchill, Jillian and Paul Burchill. Ensuring that the Chelsea, England siblings remain together.
Raw's third set of lottery picks sees One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions Primo, Natalya and Mark Henry brought to Monday nights.
Smackdown's third set of lottery picks has them hit the jackpot with two mystery picks as the returning superstar of "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters and the debuting Petey Williams join Goldust in being drafted to Smackdown.
However, Raw hit back with two blockbuster mystery picks of their own in the brand's fourth set of lottery picks as Chavo Guerrero pulls out the returning Mr. Kennedy and former WCW beefcake Buff Bagwell as well as bringing the sultry diva Layla over to Raw.
A seemingly unfazed Theodore Long then selects the sixth mystery pick of the night, Sheamus, Cryme Tyme's Shad Gaspard and Mickie James with his fourth set of lottery picks.
The seventh mystery pick goes Raw's way as Chavo Guerrero selects the debuting Petey Williams, Charlie Haas and the second half of the WWE Tag Team Champion Carlito in his fifth set.
Smackdown gains two huge superstars including another mystery pick as Theodore Long draws JTG, Umaga and the returning Sean O'Haire from the lottery with his fifth set of picks.
With Raw's sixth set of lottery picks Chavo Guerrero chooses Evan Bourne, Candice Michelle and Tyson Kidd.
With Smackdown's sixth set of picks from the draft lottery Theodore Long adds Finlay, William Regal and Michelle McCool to his roster of superstars.
The Hart Dynasty is reunited on Raw as Chavo Guerrero draws himself, "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin and David Hart Smith with the brands seventh set of picks.
Smackdown recieves a blockbuster trio as Theodore Long drafts the Diva's Champion Maryse, Gregory Helms and Beth Phoenix to Friday nights.
With only four superstars remaining, two of which are mystery picks, a nervous Chavo Guerrero pulls the shocker of the night by drafting both mystery picks which turn out to be the returning Paul London and the biggest shock of the entire draft Rob Van Dam.
Theodore Long is thrilled to accept the only undrafted superstars remaining as R-Truth and Mike Knox are drafted to Smackdown.
Following the draft Shane McMahon comes out and relieves Chavo Guerrero of his General Manager position, announcing that he and Stephanie will find a new GM before next weeks show. However he is interupted by the returning Eric Bischoff who volunteers himself for the post. Shane begrudgingly accepts the offer and Bischoff offically becomes the General Manager of Raw for the second time as Raw goes off the air.
Match Results from Raw's Draft Special:
Priceless def. The WWE Tag Team Champions The Colons via DQ after Triple H attacked them
Triple H def. Drew McIntyre
Chris Masters def. Santino Marella
Mr Kennedy & Christian def. Edge & Chris Jericho
After the match Jericho attacked Edge but Christian made the save
John Cena def. Vladimir Kozlov
Sean O'Haire, Umaga, Marcus Cor Von, Beth Phoenix & Maryse def. John Morrison, MVP, Rey Mysterio, Melina & Mickie James
WWE Champion Randy Orton def. United States Champion Kofi Kingston
So following the 3 Hour Draft Special on the August 24th Raw, here is how the rosters look:
General Manager: Eric Bischoff
Commentators: Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Backstage Announcer: Lillian Garcia
WWE Champion: Randy Orton
Intercontinental Champion: Rey Mysterio
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Carlito and Primo
David Hart Smith
"The Rated R Superstar" Edge
"The All American American" Jack Swagger
"The Alpha Male" Marcus Cor Von
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Rob Van Dam
"The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin
The Brian Kendrick
Legacy - Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase & Ric Flair
The Colons - Carlito & Primo
The Hart Dynasty - David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd & Natalya
General Manager: Theodore Long
Commentators: Michael Cole, Josh Matthews & Matt Striker
Ring Announcer: Tony Chimmel
Backstage Announcer: Todd Grisham
World Heavyweight Champion: Vacant
United States Champion: Kofi Kingston
Women's Champion: Melina
Diva's Champion: Maryse
"The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix
"The Masterpiece" Chris Masters
Katie Lea Burchill
Montel Vontavious Porter
"The Ripper" Paul Burchill
"The Prophet" Sean O'Haire
Cryme Tyme - Shad & JTG
The Burchills - Katie Lea & Paul Burchill
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Re: WWE: The Passing of the Torch
I am so going to keep an eye on this one. This looks amazing and it looks like you took your time to prepare this! Good luck
Re: WWE: The Passing of the Torch
This looks pretty good dude. Pretty drastic and original draft.
Re: WWE: The Passing of the Torch
Man, Im diggin this, I really like your Raw roster more but hey, your SD! one is good too
Cant wait for the first show
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WWE Raw Preview
31 August 2009, Detroit, MI
Following the huge company-wide draft on last week's three hour special edition of Raw a new look Monday Nights will kick off when Raw visits "The Motor City".
Eric Bischoff was hired as the new General Manager at the conclusion of last week's show and promised to completely change the landscape of Raw. What will the new GM have in store for the superstars of Raw this week?
Announced over the weekend on WWE.com, one of Raw's new superstars; Rey Mysterio, defends his Intercontinental Championship belt against The Miz. Can the gold hungry youngster dethrone the highflyer? Or will Mysterio kick off his second spell on Raw with a huge victory over a young up-and-comer.
Also on WWE.com, "The Rated R Superstar" Edge issued a challenge to Chris Jericho following Y2J's attack on Edge after the main event of Raw last week. The match had ended with another new Raw superstar, Christian, gaining a pinfall victory over his former tag team partner Edge. A frustrated Jericho then went on the offensive with his own tag team partner until Christian came back down and made the save. Will Chris Jericho accept Edge's challenge? And what role will Christian play in the match?
Raw this week will also see the debut of many new superstars to Monday nights including the returns of Paul London, Mr Kennedy, Marcus Cor Von, former WCW superstar Buff Bagwell and former WWE and ECW Champion Rob Van Dam. After being off WWE television for so long it is obvious that these superstars will be looking to make an impact. On Monday night we will find out just how they do that.
And finally, in an interview on WWE.com over the weekend, Legacy's Randy Orton and Ric Flair promised to name who Orton will defend his WWE Championship against at WWE's next Pay Per View, Unforgiven in four weeks. Who have Legacy picked to face the champion and what will Eric Bischoff have to say about the group taking the decision into their own hands? Tune into Raw this Monday night to find out.
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
The Brian Kendrick vs. Evan Bourne
Charlie Haas vs. Tyson Kidd
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