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WWE Raw 6-13-05 "The Draft Lottery Continues"

Old 06-13-05, 03:18 PM
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WWE Raw 6-13-05 "The Draft Lottery Continues"


THE DRAFT LOTTERY CONTINUES
RAW Preview for June 13, 2005

People are still buzzing about last week’s shocking RAW. WWE Champion John Cena moved to Monday nights as the first-overall pick in the Draft Lottery, and the likes of Tommy Dreamer, the Dudleys and The Sandman took the fight to Bischoff’s anti-ECW crusaders as the show went off the air.

Although it still hasn’t fully sunk in that “The Champ is here,” it’s already time to brace for RAW’s second selection. Which SmackDown! Superstar will be next, and what will the ripple effect be throughout WWE?

On Thursday, RAW lost "The Crippler" Chris Benoit to SmackDown! via the Draft Lottery. How will RAW’s newest acquisition fill that void? Tune in Monday to find out.

In addition to the second SmackDown!-to-RAW Draft Lottery selection, the main event will feature RAW’s newest champion — John Cena — in a tag-team match alongside Y2J against Christian & Tyson Tomko.

And none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin will be administering some Texas Rattlesnake-style justice in Stone Cold Court. He’ll be presiding over disgruntled Superstars Muhammad Hassan and Daivari.

Don’t miss what is sure to be another unforgettable RAW, as the eventful roster shakeup continues.
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Old 06-13-05, 04:16 PM
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It'll be interesting to see how the crowd reacts after the ECW pay per view.
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Old 06-13-05, 09:17 PM
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So far, the show seems to be pretending the ECW PPV never happened.

I think Vince is in denial.

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Old 06-13-05, 09:36 PM
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Chris Masters? When will he lose the challenge and be taken off the show?
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Old 06-13-05, 10:54 PM
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Kurt Angle to Raw!
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Old 06-13-05, 10:58 PM
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I haven't watched this stuff in months but aren't Cena and Angle the only 2 prime time players on Smackdown. This has to mean Trips is going to Smackdown?
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Old 06-13-05, 11:00 PM
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heh

We just saw our first Woo-off.
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Whoever wins Batista or Triple H (for some reason, my money is Triple H) will be on Smackdown, until some trade goes down. For what its worth, during RAW tonight they advertised the Smackdown taping July 12th in Worcester with an "interpromotional" main event of Batista/John Cena vs. Triple H/JBL.

But this idea of just trading top talent between the two shows seems redundant.
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Old 06-13-05, 11:04 PM
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Wouldn't it just make more sense to switch the Tuesday night show to Monday night and vice versa once a year?
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Old 06-13-05, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Timber
Wouldn't it just make more sense to switch the Tuesday night show to Monday night and vice versa once a year?
When they do stuff like this, it is pretty stupid. I just hope that for the sake of a more fresh product the next few "picks" are a let down.
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heh

We just saw our first Woo-off.
Caught that too. What a stupid time to end Raw..
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Old 06-13-05, 11:29 PM
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Standard Raw show, typical Austin segment. I'm glad Angle is there as I rarely watch Smackdown but enjoy Angle's character.

It looks like they are shaping Smackdown up to have some type of ECW involvement -- for how long, who knows. They took Cena and Angle out of there and sent Benoit over so far, plus I read that the Smackdown show this week is about the "Fallout" from ECW One Night Stand.

I almost hope it doesn't last long so they don't run it into the ground. I would love to see an occasional ECW special on PPV in the future.
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Old 06-13-05, 11:46 PM
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Yeah, this lottery is random. That's why 3 main-eventers have switched so far. I'm not sure I see the point if all the picks are going to be top guys. It'll just be the same matches.

When Angle, Haitch, and the Naitch were in the ring, the only thing I could think was, "Isn't there any A/C in that building at all?"

Oh man, that diva shit was just as painful as it was last time.
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Wow, so Vengeance will be so far:

Triple H vs Batista for the World Heavyweight Title
Jericho vs Christian vs Cena for the WWE Title
Kane vs Edge
HBK vs Angle

As for Angle and Cena on RAW, I doubt they stay. I bet something like Cena gets traded back to Smackdown for Eddie Guerrero and Carlito or something.
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I think they've jsut sealed the deal for me ordering Vengeance tonight.
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Isn't UPN cancelling Smackdown? I wonder if this factors into who gets drafted. Right now RAW gets Cena and Angle. Smackdown gets Benoit. As much as i like Benoit as a wrestler he's really not a major player.
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Originally Posted by Manco
Isn't UPN cancelling Smackdown?
No, UPN is moving SD to Friday nights.

Spike didn't renew Raw, so Raw is going back to USA.....
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I hope HHH gets sent over....
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Old 06-14-05, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
I hope HHH gets sent over....

The thought of a snowball in a very warm place comes to mind when reading that He'll never go to the "second tier" show but with his "great drawing power" he should go over to help the ratings improve
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Old 06-14-05, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jobronie
No, UPN is moving SD to Friday nights.

Spike didn't renew Raw, so Raw is going back to USA.....
Isn't moving it to Friday nights almost the same thing as cancelling it?

Caught some of Raw for the first time in months.

Does anyone really care about this Kane/Edge thing, besides the whole Lita angle? And are they making Lita into this character as "punishment" for what she did, or just for the storyline?

If Angle stays heel, that's a lot of heels near the top now: HHH, Angle, Christian, Jericho, Edge. And Smackdown has... JBL, Guerrero, and who else? If HHH doesn't move, Angle pretty much has to turn face, doesn't he?

I haven't seen Cena wrestle in a while, but is that all he does, brawl?

I like the tie-ins to past storylines that Angle and HHH did during their segment (though the gimmick infringment line came off a little Saturday Night Live-ish to me). But then it reminded me... what the heck was the point of that whole Charmelle thing anyway, then? And I guess there's not going to be any followup with what seemed like a pending fued between Angle and Tazz? Speaking of which, what was the resolution to the whole Jericho losing interest in wrestling? I know wrestling has never been a stalwart of continuity, but it's gonna get worse with the draft switching people with existing storylines over...
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Old 06-14-05, 10:04 PM
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The day Trips moves to Smackdown for good is the day Eugene becomes World Champ. Neva Gonna Happen.

But then again, anything can happen in the WWE.
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Leaving Raw for Smackdown as the 4th overall draft pick:

Spoiler:
Randy Orton
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Old 06-15-05, 12:45 AM
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Since I watch Raw, but not Smackdown, I'm very happy about all 4 changes!
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Originally Posted by amped
Leaving Raw for Smackdown as the 4th overall draft pick:

Spoiler:
Randy Orton

like this was a surprise. They are setting up a storyline between him and 'Taker.
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Originally Posted by edytwinky
The day Trips moves to Smackdown for good is the day Eugene becomes World Champ. Neva Gonna Happen.

But then again, anything can happen in the WWE.
I'd bet good money Triple H gets the belt and then moves to Smackdown.
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