With Raw being lackluster the past few months, here are five wrestlers who should join the show during the 2020 WWE Draft.
I think most of us can agree that of the three main weekly WWE shows (sorry, Main Event!), Raw has been the one most prone to under-delivering. SmackDown, buttressed by the return of Universal Champion and “Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns, has been the best show both in stories/angles and matches.
NXT just trudges along, a little beset by hotshot booking and attempts at counter-programming (Great American Bash, Halloween Havoc), but still has far more coherence and interesting angles than Raw. The past weekend’s TakeOver 31, while having a rather dull build (and name) by NXT standards, delivered on their matches, highlighted by the Men’s and Women’s Championship matches.
Raw, on the other hand, suffers from multiple ails including repeating matches and feuds ad infinitum; a lack of challengers for the Women’s Championship…and Tag Team Championship…and Women’s Tag Team Championship (you get the picture); and a lack of focus on creating new and younger stars.
This is where the 2020 WWE Draft can play a huge role in redefining Raw as once again being the flagship of WWE. An influx of new acts (and an exodus of others) should help garner more interest from fans as well as creating more story/angle possibilities that are new and not a repeat of a match we saw nine months ago (and every week since).
With that preamble out of the way, let’s move on to the five acts (not just singular wrestlers) I think Raw should draft. Let’s start with a reach into the black and yellow brand.