2012 WWE Draft, Mark Henry’s Position In WWE, The Miz At Wrestlemania XXVIII, Raw’s Change To A Supershow

When will the 2012 WWE Draft be held?

The last I heard there were plans to hold the 2012 WWE Draft “some time this spring.” I haven’t heard a firm date but I would expect it to follow the formats of years past with the actual Draft taking place live on WWE Raw Supershow followed by a Supplemental Draft over on dot com.

If Mark Henry is supposed to be going through a gimmick transition to a babyface, why is he on Team Laurinaitis for Wrestlemania XXVIII?

A babyface push was pitched for Mark Henry at the beginning of the year but as I reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium, Henry was “completely against it.” There was talk of doing Henry vs. Kane but I have speculated that Henry’s discontent could have been the reason why Randy Orton was given the Wrestlemania program with Kane while Henry was put in the 12-man tag match. Henry has worked very hard this past year and certainly deserves the pay-per-view bonus.

With The Miz without Wrestlemania match do you think he will be involved in The Rock vs. John Cena?

WWE used John Cena vs. The Miz last year to build to John Cena vs. The Rock this year and the popular speculative theory lately is to have The Miz interfere in this year’s main event. I can’t confirm this theory but feel confident The Miz will appear at Wrestlemania in some fashion.

What are your thoughts on the change to Raw as Raw Supershow?

The transition to Raw Supershow will be seven months old at the end of this month and I have been pleased with the results. Making Raw a “permanent supershow” gives the company the best of both worlds – the brand extension remains intact (giving much needed opportunities for newer workers) while making sure talent from both brands get maximum exposure on the live flagship show. Smackdown has performed very well in the ratings and I am sure WWE attributes some of that to Smackdown bringing Raw’s audience over. One of the things Triple H has done since being promoted to an executive is push for a flow from Raw to Smackdown back to Raw.

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  • Brian

    I was against the Supershow idea at first, but I like what they are doing. As long as they are leaving it to only top stars going back and forth that is fine.

    • Ilyas

      I know me to,Raw is better than ever now:-}

  • Eric44

    This Wrestlemania sounds good. I’m looking forward to it. WWE has gotten better to me. Richard, quick question. I know you said in the past that mark Henry is most likely retiring when his contract is done, when does it expire?

    • WWE NERD

      Yeah,but I think the last match should be at WrestleMania28,or WrestleMania29 for him,and at WrestleMania he wins.

  • Bob

    and another question that was answered the other…

  • Scotty

    Mark Henry has worked extremely hard (he even worked injured) Over the last year and if he didn’t get a match at mania it would have been a travesty! I was never a big fan of Mark, not even when he was ECW champion. I always found him stale and boring but last year he won me over with his Hall of Pain gimmick and it’s crazy to me how WWE work. People are begging for a character change for Cena because his character is the most stale character in wwe and they ask Henry to change his when he’s red hot still. It boggles my mind! If anything Kane should have been the one to turn face because to tell you the truth I’m no longer fond of Kane with or without the mask, to me The Masked Kane will always be the guy from 1997-2003.

  • Dave L

    I really hope the MIZ interferes at WM, He IS the future of WWE, he has that hate/love w/ the fan base, he sells merch, he's used 75% of the time promoting WWE on talk shows, but honestly he just needs a few great story lines, to push him into the Cenaosphere!

  • Stoney

    I just hope the 2012 draft is better than the 2011 draft. Cena gets drafted to smackdown only to get drafted back to raw later that night and Big Show was drafted to Raw only to go back to Smackdown a few months later same as McIntyre.

  • WWE NERD

    I want Cena at the draft to stay on SmackDown for 5 months,Rey Mysterio gets drafted to SmackDown,and Sin Cara stays on SmackDown,so sometime on SmackDown it can be for a main event Rey Mysterio VS Sin Cara!!
    I also want HHH,HBK,TAKER,AND KANE to be drafted to SmackDown while Drew McIntyre,Christian,Big Show,and Mark Henry to be drafted to Raw.
    For the Divas I want Kelly Kelly to be drafted to SmackDown,while Rosa Mendas gets drafted to Raw,along with Primo,and Epico.
    If the WWE does this to SmackDown,and Raw,the WWE Universe EVERY WEEK would want to watch SmackDown,and Raw!!

  • Bob S.

    @Dave L I have a feeling Miz will attack The Rock at mania.

  • Hamon

    Miz will come out at mania complain he doesn’t have a match then brodus clay will come out and sqaush him!

  • Joe

    I want smacksdown to return on Thursday

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