With hindsight being 20/20 and all, many people always want to look back and change the past, so it makes sense that the WWE Draft would engender those same feelings. While there are picks that WWE got entirely right, there are a handful of Superstars that we think would have benefited more by ending up on the opposite brand from where they landed. WWE hasn’t made any noises about the possibility of trades or waiver periods, but if they had, these are the moves we think they should make in order to improve both the rosters as they exist right now, and the chances of several wrestlers to have success in a post-draft world.
10. Cesaro to Smackdown
The guy just seemed so angry to be on Raw (there are rumors that he was originally supposed to end up on Smackdown, only to have plans change at the last minute), to be drafted so inexcusably low, and to be asked questions about how his GM and Commissioner will get along instead of anything related to wrestling. Plus, they even messed up his stats during the interview, displaying a chyron that claimed he debuted in WWE in 1999 and was a 9-time Tag Team Champion! While the debate will likely rage for a long time about how much of Cesaro’s post-Draft promo on the WWE Network was scripted and how much was him speaking from the heart (we’ll give you a hint, if it’s on TV, it was planned, especially when WWE’s social media team posts videos of promo on the Internet afterwards), his points about fitting in better on Smackdown are actually pretty valid, and looking at the people ahead of him in the pecking order on Raw, it’s hard to see that he’ll get as fair of a chance to break out on the flagship show than he would on the blue brand.