Spoiler Official Roster Thread

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Roadster, Jul 19, 2016.

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  1. #1 Roadster, Jul 19, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2016
    • Dean Ambrose
    • AJ Styles
    • John Cena
    • Randy Orton
    • Bray Wyatt
    • Becky Lynch
    • The Miz w/ Maryse
    • Baron Corbin
    • American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan)
    • Dolph Ziggler
    • Natalya
    • Alberto del Rio
    • The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
    • Kane
    • Kalisto
    • Naomi
    • The Ascension (Viktor & Konnor)
    • Zack Ryder
    • Apollo Crews
    • Alexa Bliss
    • Breezango
    • Eva Marie
    • The Vaudevillians
    • Zack Ryder
    • Erick Rowan
    • Nikki Bella
    • Rhyno
    • Mosh
    • Thrasher
    • Carmella
    • Curt Hawkins
    • Mojo Rawley
    • Seth Rollins
    • Charlotte
    • Finn Bálor
    • Roman Reigns
    • Brock Lesnar
    • New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods)
    • Sami Zayn
    • Sasha Banks
    • Chris Jericho
    • Rusev w/ Lana
    • Kevin Owens
    • Enzo Amore & Big Cass
    • Gallows & Anderson
    • Big Show
    • Nia Jax
    • Neville
    • Cesaro
    • Sheamus
    • Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth)
    • Titus O'Neil
    • Paige
    • Darren Young w/ Bob Backlund
    • Sin Cara
    • Jack Swagger
    • Summer Rae
    • Mark Henry
    • Braun Strowman
    • Bo Dallas
    • The Shining Stars (Epico & Primo)
    • Alicia Fox
    • Dana Brooke
    • Curtis Axel
    • Jinder Mahal
    • Noam Dar
    • Rich Swann
    • TJ Perkins

    Intend this to be updated and be the official roster thread. Will update, as time goes on.
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  2. All we need is bayley to be drafted and then we will know what show to watch
  3. Mojo Rawley

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  4. Braun Stroman being separated from the Wyatt family? Hmmm
  5. Also theres about 6-7 tag teams and 6-7 women on each shows. Looks like we'll be seeing a new divas title and tag titles. And then also a new world heavyweight title and cruiserweight title
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  6. I went into this draft with expectations far to high and was left hella salty, shame on me for being fooled by hype. I wasn't expecting Smackdown to get any real high profile names from NXT or the general roster and I can't really complain with SD's roster(god forbid I sit here and be negative)I'm just curious to see how they--if they make it work. RAW on the other hand is fucking stacked and understandably so. It is the 3-hour flagship show so of course it's going to majority of the talent and major names. What I don't understand is why Raw got 3 picks if they were getting an entire Cruserweight division presumably with most of the men from the CWC...whatever.

    I doubt the WWE championship is staying on SD and I'm curious to see how they handle the title situation with the Women's and Tag team championships on RAW. I feel like a re-introduction of a second set of tag championships is inevitable. Would they give Smackdown a new Women's title ? Probably not.

    All in all...I'm excited to see where it goes from here. It can only get better,right?
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  7. They're both stacked with some derps. Unfortunately SmackDown got a little bit more derps, than RAW.
  8. Really think Nakamura should win the nxt title and Somoa Joe should get put on Smackdown. They could use some more main event heels
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  9. RAW definitely got the stronger hand out of this. More singles talent. And the cruiserweight division to boot.

    Smackdown got the stronger tag team and womens division tho. And this does not take future call ups from NXT into effect. So it will most likely even out with time.

    It will also be interesting to see the Smackdown creative team start work on elevating talent. Raw also lacks a clear number 2 babyface behind Reigns, and both sides are rather weak on the heel side of things.
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  10. So what happened to all those wrestlers that were supposedly returning for the draft?
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  11. The new announce teams for WWE’s New Era will feature Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Monday nights on Raw, while Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga handle the commentary for SmackDown Live every Tuesday night.
  12. There's probably going to be a supplemental draft at some point to even things out anyway. I will say I think SD has more main eventers but RAW has for sure got more main event potentials. What I'm curious about is if there's going to be brand specific PPV's, if not then it kind of undermines the whole idea imo.
  13. I'd like it if they did the PPVs like they had in the first brand extension. The main 4 were interpromotional and each month and each brand had its own PPV every other month.

    I thought this was great because there was more time to build up rivalries than just a month.

    I guess the only thing I don't like is that the shows are on Monday and Tuesday. I think it would have been better to keep Smackdown on later in the week.

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  14. RAW definitely got stronger picks than SmackDown, but oh well. Hopefully they even things out somewhere down the road.

    Marked for my boys, Finn Bálor and American Alpha.

    So, given that Styles will be on SD from here on out, and Gallows and Anderson will be on RAW, I think we can finally expect Bálor Club post-Battleground. Neato.

    LOL'd at Mojo and Nia getting drafted. Send 'em back to NXT. Mojo sucks and Nia's green as gooseshit. And since Strowman's been split up from the Wyatts now, send his ass back to NXT, too.

    Surprised they kept Zayn and KO on the same brand. Guessing their feud will continue and culminate at SummerSlam now. Nothing against that. Looking forward to their eventual tag team run, btw.

    Also, the women's division along with the tag division will be interpromotional, right? Can't say I dig that, sucka. But, I guess it's a lesser evil than adding more tag and women's titles.

    And one last thing, the WWE title goes to RAW because FLAGSHIP SHOW GODDAMIT, assuming Ambrose will lose it at Battleground and then the Big Gold Belt returns to SmackDown, right?
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  15. Also gotta say... The star power on top is strong with Rollins, Reigns and Lesnar. And then we have Bálor, KO, Zayn, Cesaro and Rusev who all could be in upper-midcard.

    Now, there's only one glaring flaw in the men's RAW roster and that is the cruiserweight division. Right now, the only wrestlers who qualify for a 205-pound weight class are Bálor, Neville and Sin Cara. I definitely wouldn't mind seeing a lot of guys who are a part of CWC getting signed in order for the division to work. So, yeah, bring in ZSJ, Ibushi, Mascara Dorada, Cedric, TJP and so on, goddammit!
  16. Why send them back? They just take up spots on NXT which should have been filled months ago by new talent coming in.

    Both Nia and Mojo are good enough wrestlers where they can do the finishing touches on the main roster (That people still think that Mojo stinks is one of the silliest things still going in the IWC. The guy has improved a lot). Mojo is going to be a tag worker so whatever flaws he still has is going to be nicely covered. And both Nia and Strowman are obviously going to be bodyguards to start with.

    You gain nothing from sending them back to NXT because they have already done all that they were set out to do down there. They've been in developmental for 3 years. Time to move up
  17. Definitely looking foward to the on screen relations between GM Mick foley and Rollins, Owens, and Jericho. I feel like there will be some funny stuff
  18. I find the rosters to be stacked, with their own flaws. I think people put way too much hope in SmackDown being the proving ground, since it had that place the last time around. It seems like they reversed the roles, which has it's flaws and it's draw-backs. RAW has more potential stars, and the bigger audience, and the longer show, and has overall more importance, at this point. It would be good to build guys up like Cesaro, KO, Zayn and others on an esteemed show and have them build their portfolio on the grander scale. SmackDown, on the other-hand, is a mix of young and old. It seems like SmackDown is gonna be the place for established guys to get a run in the Main Event. Guys like Dolph Ziggler and Bray Wyatt. And I find that very interesting.

    I personally enjoyed this draft, and don't have a problem with the rosters. I don't think Mojo sucks, but I feel like he's a new Big Show or Kane. Just there, and used to crush high hopes for surprises. And he already crushed one surprise last night. Hopefully he works the best out of his situation. It will be very interesting to see how these shows are booked, from what I remember, I think Triple H and Ryan Ward are at the top of SmackDown, which means a more NXT esque product with less restrictions since SmackDown isn't linked to RAW, which is more of a WWE esque product. Anywho, these next few months are gonna be very interesting to see what and how they build up.
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  19. I feel like Mojo was drafted so him and Ryder could br put in the tag division. Which is cool with me cuz then Ryder can have a run with the tag title that they'll probably add to Smackdown
  20. Can't wait for Reigns to get the ultimate punishment for juicing whilst being the face of company.

    Going over clean on Ambrose. :reigns3:
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