Re: Was Smackdown ever the flagship show of WWF/WWE?
Smackdown was never the flagship show, but the WWE did treat it as equal to Raw for a while. Smackdown originally had the Rock, Lesnar, Angle and Hogan and Raw had Austin, HHH, and The Undertaker. Austin left and HBK basically took his spot on the card. The Rock went to Hollywood and Hogan took half of 2002 off, so they shifted the Undertaker to Smackdown. They really tried to keep both rosters even at that time.
Last edited by Fatcat : 04-27-2014 at 07:14 AM.