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The Undertaker[edit]

May it be added that even though he was Kayfabe fired from the wwe Jim Ross said that Undertaker is not eligible for the draft so may it be added that he is the only exception to the draft??Deadman lastride666 (talk) 08:17, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

I think no because he was fired from the whole WWE so he couldn't be drafted anyway if JR hadn't of said that but it seems like it is notable. I don't think it should be added though.----WillC-- 09:47, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
That's what "not eligible" means, he is unable to be drafted because he is {kayfabe} fired.--SRX--LatinoHeat 10:46, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Alright sorry about that i wasnt thinking thanks for clearing that up though :)Deadman lastride666 (talk) 21:16, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

23rd[edit]

The date is wrong it is suposed to be 23rd or the 26th would be on a Thursday —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.99.44.44 (talk) 14:42, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

protect[edit]

We are a hour into the show and already we are being vandalized. Someone request protection now before there is more vandy.--WillC 00:55, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

It was requested earlier, though now denied. I requested it again, lets see if it's granted.--SRX--LatinoHeat 00:57, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Okay.--WillC 01:36, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, the vandalism continues. Brady4mvp (talk) 02:26, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Championship swaps[edit]

What source indicates the championship is made exclusive to the brand the superstar is traded to? If Batista defeats Edge, he gets the World Heavyweight Championship, but would probably stay with Raw. Can someone provide a source for the determination that this is not true. Slyfield (talk) 06:17, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

It's on WWE.com, please read.--SRX--LatinoHeat 11:32, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

I was listening to a video feed, on wwe.com, and it suggested that Batista could bring the World title to RAW. So this suggests that: RAW gets the WWE Championship if John Cena wins, the World Heavyweight Championship if Batista wins. ECW gets the ECW title back if Mark Henry wins, and Smackdown gets it if the Big Show wins. The titles are clearly tilted towards Smackdown right now, and they always have a way of evening out. But i did hear the announceers say that Batista could bring the title back. And yes, the wwe.com website DOES say the titles are currently defended on the brands, but not precluding the fights this Sunday. Therefore, these are all pending the results from Night of Champions. Slyfield (talk) 02:14, 26 June 2008 (UTC)


The belts are not exclusive to any brands until after the pay per view this Sunday. I would fix the article, but it is locked. So, not just erase the comments that imply that the belts are now exclusive to so-and-so brand now, instead of having to face the facts after sunday night. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.176.4.157 (talk) 18:15, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Supplementry draft[edit]

Does any1 know if this is gunna happen —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.2.48.169 (talk) 09:16, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

It is unknown at the minute. Please check WWE, and not here, this is not a forum.--SRX--LatinoHeat 11:31, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
The existance of a supplemental draft is important to the article. So enough about this "forum" crap. Mshake3 (talk) 01:55, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I understand that, but this is not the place to ask.--SRX--LatinoHeat 01:58, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

This is not a forum no, but it is a place to go and try to get information. As far as your comment to go check wwe's website goes, There is nothing wrong with checking out the wiki site to try and get info. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.145.220.220 (talk) 13:50, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

IP, you need to remain civil.SRX--LatinoHeat 13:56, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Reactions from employees?[edit]

Would it be notable to include reports of employees' reactions to the draft? I don't have the sources immediately on hand (can't look for that stuff at work) but there are a few blogs from Jim Ross that state he wasn't informed of the move beforehand and that he was tempted to quit without working a Smackdown taping.

There are other reports saying that "many Superstars were happy that Triple H was moved" but the vague accounting of that leaves the notability in question. I'd like to hear thoughts on the JR situation though, as I think it might enhance the article.  Hazardous Matt  13:07, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes that can be added, but later after the supplemental draft. We can add those reactions to an aftermath section. Good find though.--SRX--LatinoHeat 13:37, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Out-of-universe[edit]

Should it not be made clear that the event is scripted and that the draft picks are pre-determined and not random, but really booking decisions reached by the writers of the brands and Vince? Gavyn Sykes (talk) 22:45, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I feel yes. Because someone that isn't familiar with Pro wrestling, WWE, or even the draft will think it is real.--WillC 22:58, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, but the thing is that is hard to source, and if we take this to FLC, it will fail because of that.--SRX--LatinoHeat 00:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
If anything, I'd think on a pro wrestling page, you'd have more need to source when something ISN'T pre-determined, not the converse.76.226.113.174 (talk) 22:47, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
As would I, but Wikipedia policy disagrees, so oh well. Gavyn Sykes (talk) 23:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

The second paragraph of the lead should be removed, don't you think? There is not really any importance to it. If it stays, it should at least be moved into a different section. Also, the aftermath, it isn't really for employee's reactions unless it is expressed on live television. JR's reaction is not notable to the draft, unless it is mentioned on live television. -- iMatthew T.C. 13:52, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Well we want this to go to FLC don't we? Last time I got told that it should be written more out of universe, thus JR's reaction is out of universe. Also, the second paragraph should remain because it is modeled after the 2001 NFL Draft (sort of), it shows how many draft picks there were, and what they consisted of.SRX--LatinoHeat 13:57, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
I guess you're right, but it needs clean-up, so I'll be bold and get on that, instead of complaining. Lol. -- iMatthew T.C. 14:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
There is no reason to hide it, I find that paragraph necessary. It shows the stats of the draft, and is necessary to the article.SRX--LatinoHeat 14:37, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

D.M.N. removed it, SRX. I re-added it, and hid it until a consensus is formed. -- iMatthew T.C. 14:45, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Then lets form a consensus, I already stated my purpose and opinion of it.--SRX--LatinoHeat 14:50, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
I just thought the paragraph et al. looked messy and I thought that part shouldn't of been in the lead. Maybe a new (sub) header entitled "Overview" should be warranted? D.M.N. (talk) 16:33, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
That could work.SRX--LatinoHeat 16:43, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Televised draft[edit]

Currently, I believe that the table is a little awkward. What does everyone think of removing the notes section, to make the tables the same size, and put the notes below it. I've made an example, here. -- iMatthew T.C. 14:47, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it looks that organized. Table sizes do not matter, and do not limit it from passing FLC, its not how articles look, but what they contain that matters.--SRX--LatinoHeat 14:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
True, but consider those who have a degree of blindness, and can't read the small letters in the table. It may sound far-fetched, but I've seen FLC's bring up the topic before, because it is reality that some cannot read small letters like that, and it just makes it more organized, IMHO. -- iMatthew T.C. 14:52, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
If it is absolutely necessary, you should format it with either footnotes or make a section just for notes and number them with the draft pick, I think foot notes would work best, like it is used here in the Booker/Kane note.--SRX--LatinoHeat 14:56, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

So should I do that, or leave it as is, and change it only if it is mentioned in the FLC? -- iMatthew T.C. 14:58, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I say leave as is for now, if mentioned on the FLC we can always do that. Just create it elsewhere for backup. Also, we have to wait at least after NOC to nominate it, due to the championships and in case they switch brands again.SRX--LatinoHeat 15:38, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Infobox?[edit]

What do you guys think about having an infobox like this?

2008 WWE Draft
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Raw, SmackDown, ECW
Date June 23, 2007
Venue AT&T Center
City San Antonio, Texas
WWE Draft chronology
2007 WWE Draft 2008 WWE Draft


-- iMatthew T.C. 22:57, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I like it but for some reason I think it is unneeded. But I'm for it.--WillC 23:02, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
This was discussed before, and it was shot down. I was the original proposer, but now I agree it is unnecessary, not even the other sports drafts have this.SRX--LatinoHeat 23:18, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Small discrepancies[edit]

In the intro it reads "Every WWE employee, Diva, announcer, commentator, and General manager were eligible to be drafted." SO Divas, announcers, commentators and GMs aren't employees? Shouldn't this read WWE Superstar/wrestler, or am I missing something? Also in the table it lists the men as male wrestlers but the females as Divas. Either they should be listed as female wrestlers or the men should be listed as Superstars for consistency.

Further, the commentator drafting wasn't a commentator only draft pick it just 'happened' to turn out that way by luck. If it was commentator only JR would have had more of an idea that he may be drafted and wouldn't have been so annoyed. Or have I remembered it all wrong? Tony2Times (talk) 15:03, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Nop Justin Roberts announced it an announcers only draft pick saying the only people who are eligible to be drafted for this match are ring announcers, commentators and backstage interviewers! Thanks Adster95 15:19, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

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