So far it looks like NXT might be a look at the distant future for when HHH takes over. It has a new look from head to toe. But SmackDown is simply a duller more boring version of RAW (excluding this week) but blue. But the thing is, SmackDown will always be the most watched show on SyFy, they're the top dogs there. So why not just use SmackDown as the testing ground instead as it will reach out to more viewers? Have SmackDown gradually change into what you want the product to be, or what the people want it to be. You can use it to debut new stars and have them squash people there instead of RAW and give them mic segments etc to get over. No pressure since it's not live either. You could have your own storylines, own GM, separate it completely from RAW. What is there to lose? I understand why RAW suddenly doesn't change into what we all want it to be as it's their flagship show on a bigger network.