Originally Posted by -Sambo Italiano-
Thank god. Raw kills 90% of everything it touches.
The problem is putting it Live after Smackdown. FIlm it before, air it after. You send them out after Smackdown their gonna be having empty arena matches.
MAybe that is the idea. People come down to fill in the gaps and those who want to stay stick around to show them support. They are in a place where a bunch of people don't car about them on Raw because they lack characters and can only wrestle good, and that problem is that it desribes everyone on Raw but Jericho, New Day, Charlotte, and Sasha.
I have read people are mad about staying a hour later, but if I'm Vince I say tough shit as the fact is the other half the roster on the Red side already works that like with Superstars and the 3 hour Raw plus 10-15 min over run. They are balancing the tapings time wise by doing this actually.
Raw - Superstars (taped during preshow), 3 hr Raw, over run and raw talk
SDL - Main Event (taped during preshow), 2 hr SDL, 205 Live, Talking Smack
They are basically evening out the card for the ticket price. As t stands now the though may also be that anyone who chooses to stay audience wise will care about the CWC guys themselves. They should have never been presented as just part of Raw by having matches, as they always should have been segmented off liek giving them the first hour.
The thing I think that quietly comes from this is that they essentially play the role of the old ECW. I also hope they just add trios titles to the show with how many 6 man tags we have seen as that present something totally different from the Raw/SD tag scene and makes them have a unique element if their titles are the CW and Trios belt. It almost writes itself to have Alexander, Swan, and Dorado as trips champs
I will also say Raw has suffered from WWE needing to let Tozawa, Metallik, Dar, and Gallagher finish dates everywhere they had already planned. They are all best suited as singles guys and can be presented as that.
- Swan, Alexander, Dorado
- Neese, Gulak, Neville
- Bollywood Boys and Lun
- Mulata, Ali, and Daivari