Backstage Draft News: Boogeyman, Nitro, & Miz Trades

Ryan Clark


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Boogeyman was said to be on the “endangered species” list as recently as two weeks ago. His character was being written off of SmackDown, and that us why he was squashed by Mark Henry on a recent edition of SmackDown. Fortunately for him, the draft came up, and his move to ECW breathed some new life into his character. For those wondering about the Little Boogeyman character, he was written off. He wasn’t really needed anymore because Boogeyman’s feud with Finlay was over. He was really only in WWE in the first place to combat Hornswoggle.

Johnny Nitro was moved from Raw to ECW because they want to test him out as a main eventer on that show before pulling the trigger on Raw or Smackdown. There is a feeling that he’s a future “Orton-level star.” It also may not be a coincidence that he and Melina, a real-life couple, were split up by this move. He’d been held back quite a bit because she’s a “super heat magnet,” but she’s also a great heel and one of the few women on the roster who can really work, so he got the heat.

The Miz was sent to ECW from Smackdown for more seasoning. On the otherhand, The Major Brothers were sent to Smackdown from ECW, which would make little sense since they are still developing. But due to Londrick’s move to Raw, there was an open babyface tag team position on the roster, and considering that there is no tag division in ECW, perhaps it does make sense. Also, Smackdown is taped and they could always cover up their botched spots anyways.

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