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DID WWE DO THE SHAKE UP TOO SOON, SHOULD LESNAR HAVE GONE TO SMACKDOWN, NIA VS. CHARLOTTE AND MORE

By Dave Scherer on 2017-04-19 10:00:00

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Wouldn't it be wise to keep the brands separate at this juncture?  I understand trading superstars between brands but it's too soon.  The last time with the brand split was a disaster but they have the Network now.  Wouldn't it behoove them to hold off?  At least in the interim?  

If it were much choice, I would have kept the brands separate.  They could have moved people with trades, “contracts that expired” and NXT call ups.  To me it came off very forced for Vince to just say that they are doing it.  But, Vince books the say that he wants to book.  It’s his company.

I'm trying to make sense of the shakeup (Part 1). Wouldn't it be great if Lesnar went to SD giving the brand some star power, then Wyatt wins the title from Orton and we have Balor vs Wyatt as the top feud on Raw? But we all know that this ain't happening.

I don’t like that at all.  Smackdown already seems like it has less names on it.  I don’t like the idea of putting a part time guy, as champion no less, on the brand.  I think it makes more sense to use Randy Orton as the conduit to get the WWE Title onto one of the other talents on the brand.

Nia Jax vs. Charlotte on RAW...why?  I have watched every WWE show between Wrestlemania and this week's RAW, but did I miss a face turn by one of them?   Why put the 2 top heel females on the RAW brand in a match with no stakes whatsoever?  And why take Charlotte, who was so obviously WWE's #1 female talent last year, and have her be squashed in such a match to Nia?  

Two things.  One, heels can wrestle heels.  Jax and Charlotte were in a Title Match against each other at WrestleMania so it’s not a leap at all.  Two, Charlotte was leaving the brand, so it makes perfect sense for her to lose on the way out.

Do you think that the WWE might air their July 29 house show from the Joe Louis Arena on the WWE Network? It falls right in the middle of a longer than usual gap between PPVs leading up to SummerSlam, they aired a house show (Beast in the East) around the same time in 2015, and it will be their final stop at the arena - which they have lots of history in - before it is demolished and replaced by the Little Caesars Arena later this year. 

I don’t think that they will.  To me, it’s not a big enough event to incur the costs of making it a Network special.

What's the status on Kelly Kelly  and Eve Torres coming back to WWE?  Kelly Kelly has stated that she wants to come back for another run,  and Eve may have said the same thing during Wrestlemania weekend, Can you provide any updates please?

I don’t believe Torres has any interest in coming back.  She has moved on MMA.  Kelly is now married and is on E!’s Wags show.  I could see her maybe doing something in a cross promotional way, but I don’t see her coming back to work regularly.  She is 30 years old now and the division is a LOT more physical than it was when she left.

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