To me this pick was a bit boring, I would have rather seen someone that would stir things up, maybe someone of the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin. After WCW folded, the product hasn't had the same must-see-each-week feel. Tonight promises to be a historic night in WWE, and Hidden Remote is your place to catch all of the action when SmackDown kicks off its first live edition at 8 pm ET, which you can do by using the handy links located below.
The WWE Brand Split will officially take place Tuesday night on the first live Smackdown, and as a good sign for the WWE, the wrestling world is talking. Instead of the program to be taped, it will now be a live broadcast which will air every Tuesday night on USA Network.
So, let's take a look at what we need to watch for on tonight's show. The Deadman is not listed as one of the WWE superstars available for draft on the official WWE website. One to four main-event talents were on "SmackDown", but they normally showed up on "Raw" anyway.
Foley and Bryan will participate in the WWE Draft Tuesday as the "Raw" and "Smackdown" brands split. Reigns will be missing all the episodes of Raw and SmackDown since he has been kept to the sidelines up until Thursday.
Brock Lesnar flagged for potential anti-doping policy violation prior to UFC 200.
Finally the Viper, Randy Orton is back from his shoulder injury and ready to cause havoc in the WWE. The WWE is as scripted as the stories in movies and any form of dramatic media.
WWE Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) and Seth Rollins fight to a Draw after both men pin each other.
Roman Reigns has been one of the most talked about WWE stars this summer, and for the wrong reasons. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon ruled over Raw and SmackDown, another reminder that WWE has not moved on from the same storyline format that was prominent during the immensely successful Attitude Era. NXT is like the WWE minor-league system if you didn't already know.
If you're a wrestling fan, chances are you're currently in a state of delirium because right now we're in the middle of an incredible stretch of shows/news. Both the NXT women has had an wonderful year on the roster and this opportunity presents the best chance to move up into the main roster. I will be in control of Monday Night Raw and Vincent will be in control of SmackDown, with a running time of two hours.
Speaking of the ESPYs, a video surfaced of the Big Show challenging Shaq to a match for WrestleMania 33. After the stars began crossing over to both shows, the company unified the titles.
Up next was a tag team match that helped push the Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn Feud further as we get nearer to Battleground this Sunday. "Raw" and "SmackDown" both need to have some sort title system naming a World Champion, Tag Team Champions and lesser titles, such as the US and European Champions.
It has been a exhausted formula for the WWE but has been proven to be effective over the years. Over the past couple of years, however, the company is now holding a pay-per-view event nearly on a monthly basis. The WWE Universe isn't going to have to wait much longer to find out if Samoa Joe will be one of the "NXT six" drafted tonight, but Samoa Joe would be a game changer.