I think it’s pretty clear that the current WWE draft system could be better. I had an idea to run by you.
Treat it like a professional sport expansion draft. By this I mean:
each brand can protect a certain number of superstars (let’s say ten singles wrestlers and two tag teams), and all other superstars are eligible to be drafted
each brand then gets a certain number of picks (10? 15? Whatever…)
I think this might:
- create some interesting options for wrestlers to, for example, brag about being protected, be angry about not being protected, have only one member of a tag team/faction being protected, etc.
- allow WWE’s talking heads to speculate on protected talent, to discuss snubbed unprotected talent, to make predictions on the draft before it takes place, to evaluate the completed draft, etc. (i.e. create content for the network and third party sites)
- indicate (to their fans and investors) that WWE is at least trying to do new and creative things
- bring some renewed fan interest in the draft
Hopefully, that makes sense. What are your thoughts?