Nancy O’Dell announced part of a trade involving the WWE Divas last night. Fortunately our good buddy Jason Powell detailed the remainder of the trade since the WWE was too lazy to announce the full trade last night. This is the second time this year a trade has taken place,the first was under Donald Trump. If a guest owner and host know that their roster can use a mid-season tune up, the professionals like Teddy Long, Tiffany or even past GMs like Vickie Guerrero should have known that it was a good thing. I suppose they don’t watch sports because they annually have a trade deadline count down for any sport. Even the NFL has gotten into the act this year with a recent trade of Braylon Edwards. As for the trade itself, I’ll do a little break down:
To Raw: Melina is going to miss the canned applause something fierce. She missed it last night already with the half assed way they introduced her. She’s still one of the top 10 worst babyfaces ever. Please turn her heel again. The Bella Twins will get to rehash their switching places gimmick on the Raw brand again (Yippee!) and be arm candy for the male guest hosts. They are good looking so they can fulfill this duty. Eve Torres is working hard at being a good wrestler and has some pretty solid mic skills as displayed with her interactions with Cryme Tyme. The absence of a posse may hurt her though.
To Smackdown: Mickie James will almost surely take on the charisma deficient Michelle McCool. This part of the trade had to have been the main reason to make this trade. Melina has no crowd appeal and has already wrestled McCool too many times since the draft. Mickie’s crowd appeal may be able to stop the black hole of charisma and make for an interesting Women’s match on Smackdown. I’m taking bets on how many times Todd Grisham and J.R. mention that these two ladies are the first two Divas to win both the Diva’s Title and the WWE Women’s Title at our forum. Beth Phoenix is also going to Smackdown which sucks some since she has had an on and off feud with Mickie for what seems like years. If they turn her babyface, which doesn’t seem likely after last night’s Raw, she could get some new gusto behind her. It is a fresh start for her though so I’m a bit hopeful that the Glamazon can get back on track.
To ECW: Rosa Mendes is quite attractive but she hasn’t been given much of a chance in the ring or as a valet for Carlito. Her feud pool is limited to Katie Lee Burchill so she needs to be attached to someone and my choice would be…um, I hope the Superstar Initiative kicks in because this list of choices sucks. Welcome to the land of “Future Endeavors” Rosa! – Kevin