WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is starting to focus on what the WWE landscape will be after WrestleMania, and he’s got his thought process on the annual draft.
“Vince knows he can keep Raw and SmackDown talent on both shows, since Raw is a Supershow now,” a key WWE insider said, “so in order to bring up the SmackDown house show numbers, how could it hurt to have Cena or Jericho on SmackDown and have them appear on Raw and shoot the major angles there?”
Vince has noticed that even though the ratings have remained stagnant on Raw throughout the WrestleMania build, the live events for Raw have been selling out. “The brand split is pretty much over. Everyone appears on Monday nights. Vince wants the wealth spread around a little bit more to improve the bottom line.”