by Cool McCain
The WWE is in a very stale place right now. The storylines are predictable to anyone over age 13. The same people are always on the shows and it feels like no new stars are being developed. There are whole divisions in the company that are not even being addressed by creative and the company. It has been years since a powerful group or faction has emerged and there have been no real OMG moments besides what punk did on the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw. Before people begin to decide to tune out or tune into Impact (TNA) Wrestling here are 15 things that can be done to improve the product. I will be revealing the list from 15 to 1 over the coming months.
15. Brand Separation and Yearly Drafts.
When the WWE decided to separate the roster into 2 different Brands it made for an interesting change to the normal Dilemma of having the same wrestlers showcased on both shows. This was done to allow more undercard wrestlers to have their shot at becoming household names. It also created an environment where wrestlers would have an opportunity to be on television that normally would not be seen. Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown are solid brands that are known to wrestling die hards as well as casual fans. The yearly draft is the chance to change things up by having a series of matches where the winners Brand gets a draft pick. At the point of the win the General Manager for that brand would come out and announce their pick. There should reasonably be a few stipulations to who can be picked. No current champions, half of established tag teams or single show faction members can be drafted unless they lost a match that night. The Draft can also be a way to create more new rivalries and end old ones. There would be wrestlers
who have never been in the ring with each other or have not been in the ring together in years. There are clearly only a few big names in the WWE right now so they would need to be spread out over both shows. I would also have champions and number one contenders allowed to show up on both shows. With Monday Night Raw being 3 hours this would allow for 1 or 2 wrestlers from Smackdown to be featured on Raw every week. Along with everything else previously stated to logically expect fans of the WWE to tune into 5 hrs of programming that essentially feels like 2 parts of one show makes no sense. Friday Night Smackdown is not on the same level as Monday Night Raw, but if the separation is done correctly along with my other suggestions this would most certainly change.