Backstage News On The WWE Draft, New Talent, More

Ryan Clark

WWE knew they had issues with the rosters so they decided to do the draft lottery to mix things up a bit. The feeling was even though the could mix and match with the new liberal usage of talent, it made more sense to put a focused effort into mixing up the brands and put some new storylines on the table via the lottery. It was an idea that came out of the recent injury wave. The USA Network was more than happy to give them the extra hour on June 11 for the draft because Raw gets good, if not great ratings. Now, the hope is that they use this as a positive to spice the brands up a bit.

European wrestlers Stu Sanders, Murat Bosporous, Chris Chaos and Taylor Phoenix are also under consideration for development deals from WWE. At least one of the recent European signees was told that they were loading up on them for the prospective European territory, so they’re not necessarily coming to the United States to wrestle in OVW and the forthcoming Florida Championship Wrestling. However, while nobody has nixed the possible international plans, nobody talks about them anymore. So well, some of these European signees could very well be sitting on the sidelines for quite some time, unless their WWE contract allows them to work for other promotions. Drew Galloway, Hade Vansen and Sheamus O’Shaunessy, the three Europeans on board, were all signed to three-year deals. Although, of course they can all be released at a moment’s notice.

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