A look at WWE’s supplemental draft
Here are the results of WWE’s supplemental draft, which took place this afternoon on wwe.com:
Ted DiBiase Jr.
The Great Khali
Quick thoughts: Sheamus’s move to Smackdown means that the Friday night show now has the U.S. champion (Sheamus) and the Intercontinental champion (Wade Barrett). Neither title is scheduled to be defended at Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view at this point, but I would think that has to change. Perhaps Kingston will face Barrett at the show and bring the I-C title to Raw. ... One of the big winners of the draft could be Bryan. With Smackdown being the more wrestling-based of the two shows, that plays to his strengths. I could certainly see him rising up a couple notches in the pecking order. ... The heel side on Smackdown has no proven top guy, so that could be good for Sheamus and DiBiase (as well as Mark Henry, who turned heel on Raw after being drafted to Smackdown). Conversely, Raw is loaded with talented heels. In addition to The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk at the top, there’s Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth and now McIntyre and Swagger. I thought a change of scenery would be good for McIntyre, but on the surface, he appears to be worse off now. Swagger seemingly would have been better off staying on Smackdown, as well. ... Going from Smackdown to Raw seems to be a lateral move for Kingston. ... One of the biggest surprises to me is that no members of the potentially soon-to-be-defunct Corre were drafted to Raw, but in retrospect, it would have only added to Raw’s glut of heels. ... Riley’s move to Smackdown means that he is officially no longer part of The Miz’s act, which is a shame. It also hit me that Ricardo Rodriguez was not drafted to Raw along with Del Rio. I think it would be a big mistake to split up those two.