So that’s the solution. Last week’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live didn’t do so well in the ratings and viewership. Both shows reached nearly historic lows and it was clear that something had to be done. There are a ton of problems that need to be fixed on both shows, but WWE now has what seems to be their solution, with Vince McMahon himself delivering the new idea.
McMahon opened this week’s show but was interrupted by SmackDown Live stars Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. After a few discussions, McMahon introduced the Wild Card Rule, which says that three names can jump between shows. The names were not specified and they may be switching week to week. There is no word on when the rule will be implemented.
Remember it while you can. Check out the results of the rapidly obsolete Superstar Shakeup:
Opinion: Oh yeah the panic switch has been flipped. This is a good idea to help spice things up a bit, though I’m not sure how much good it’s going to do in the long term. The bigger problems still exist and something like bringing the SmackDown stars to Monday Night Raw and vice versa is just putting a bandage on the wound. It’s going to help in the short term, but they need to do something more than this.
Do you like this move? Who do you want jumping between shows? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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