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The WWE draft concluded Tuesday Night with 59 WWE superstars finding themselves wearing Raw red or SmackDown Live blue. Clark Gillies Jersey . Some of the picks were expected. Some of them were not. Brian Campbell and Tim Fiorvanti, representing Raw and SmackDown Live, respectively, look ahead at whats next for each of the brands.Brian Campbell: Why Raw won the draftRoster: Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, The New Day, Sami Zayn, Sasha Banks, Chris Jericho, Rusev (and Lana), Kevin Owens, Enzo and Big Cass, Gallows and Anderson, Big Show, Nia Jax, Neville, Cesaro, Sheamus, Golden Truth, Titus ONeil, Paige, Darren Young, Sin Cara, Jack Swagger, The Dudley Boyz, Summer Rae, Mark Henry, Braun Strowman, Bo Dallas, Shining Stars, Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Curtis Axel.Its far from surprising that the flagship three-hour Raw would come out of the WWE draft with most of the advantages. Logistically, with an extra hour of programming to fill each week, Raw was given three picks per round for every two made by SmackDown. In addition, Raw is run by a heel commissioner in Stephanie McMahon, which naturally provides the show with resources in order to gain sympathy for their dark horse opponent.When you take a minute and compare the two rosters, however, the difference for Raw is almost an embarrassment of riches. While SmackDown is built strongly on the foundation of WWE champion Dean Ambrose, John Cena and top heels AJ Styles and Bray Wyatt, Raw has just about everyone else.The intention of the brand extension is to create legitimate in-house competition between both brands. But after Tuesdays draft, there really isnt any competition on paper.Raw possesses the two most popular tag teams (The New Day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass) and the two biggest rivals on the Intercontinental title level in Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Raw will also be home to the two women who are head and shoulders above everyone else in the company -- WWE champion Charlotte and Sasha Banks.In addition, Raw boasts NXTs top pure talent in Finn Balor, who not only appears ready to enter the main event level, but has an opportunity to reunite with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson from their days in Japan as The Bullet Club. All this and I havent yet mentioned the three biggest names on the Raw roster: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar.One thing SmackDown does have is a group of promising and unproven talent, not to mention an underdog identity behind the on-screen leadership of babyface commissioner Shane McMahon and GM Daniel Bryan. But if you only have time to watch one WWE show each week, that show will be Raw. End of discussion.Raws biggest stealRaw had a number of them, including The New Day slipping to No. 10 and Rusev at No. 16., but nothing tops Enzo Amore and Big Cass at No. 20. While the smack-talking duo still have more to prove in the ring, they are solid gold on the mic and, like The New Day, can carry a 15-20 minute segment on their own. They also represent something fresh and new about where WWE is headed, which would have made them an instant cornerstone for SmackDown had they been taken earlier.Raw: Best potential feud to makeSeriously, take your pick on the entire Raw roster from Charlotte-Sasha Banks to Finn Balor-Kevin Owens and a second helping of Seth Rollins-Roman Reigns. But one that truly intrigues me is the idea of seeing how Rusev would do against an elite opponent as physical as Brock Lesnar. Considering the bad press of Lesnars drug testing issues following his one-off return to the UFC, pairing him with a nasty heel like the Bulgarian Brute may be the best medicine to steal back some cheers.Biggest surpriseSeeing who didnt get drafted from NXT was more surprising than the list of six who were called up. While its smart for WWE to protect its developmental third brand by leaving behind a core of established names to sell tickets, the uber-charismatic Shinsuke Nakamura couldve potentially been the wild card for SmackDown in terms of the one name with the most potential to cross over worldwide on the main brand.The trade Id make right nowWith the announcement on Monday that Raw would become the exclusive home for the WWEs new cruiserweight division, it seems odd that Kalisto was drafted on SmackDown. A trade to Raw would not only reunite him with Lucha Dragons teammate Sin Cara, it would rightfully place him alongside a returning Neville as the faces of the new division. Considering Raws incredible depth, sending Cesaro in return to SmackDown would greatly increase his chances of competing on the upper card.Fiorvanti: Why SmackDown Live won the draftRoster: Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch, The Miz (and Maryse), Baron Corbin, American Alpha, Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, Alberto Del Rio, The Usos, Kane, Kalisto, Naomi, The Ascension, Zack Ryder, Apollo Crews, Alexa Bliss, Breezango, Eva Marie, The Vaudevillains, Erick Rowan, Mojo Rawley, Carmella.There are a lot of things working in SmackDown Lives favor. In the first round, they drafted the WWE Champion in Dean Ambrose, whos been given a lot more air time of late and is one best workers in the business right now. Plus, in AJ Styles, they get one of the most exciting heels. You cant ask for much more than that in your first two picks, and then you get the franchise with your third and fourth picks. John Cena is back to where it all started, anchoring SmackDown Live as the veteran presence and transcendent generational star, and then added his long-time nemesis, Randy Orton.Id be lying if I said I loved Wyatt without the family, but you cant deny his potential, and adding the Intercontinental Champion The Miz gives you a strong start to the upper-midcard.Among NXT talents with potential, you cant do much better than American Alpha, and as far as now or never, its time to give Mojo Rowley his chance to sink or swim.SmackDown Live also has an intriguing womens division with (currently) no title to fight for, but theres great excitement ahead for the trio of Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss and Carmella.SmackDown Lives biggest stealIts a toss-up between Cena at seventh overall versus Wyatt in the third round. Im going to give the thinnest of edges to getting Cena, who brings some serious gravitas and legitimacy to Smackdown as a brand.SmackDown Lives best potential feud to makeI think a showdown between AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler would work two-fold. It would give AJ a chance to face off with an equally dynamic opponent that could truly spotlight his abilities, and Dolph gets a badly needed high-profile opponent to dig him out of the pit of mediocrity hes been stuck in for far too long.Biggest surpriseHow did Bayley not get drafted? The company does need to keep a few stars around to keep NXT viable, but its mind-boggling that shes been leapfrogged by Nia Jax, Carmella and Alexa Bliss in getting the call. She deserved to be on the main roster when Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch were called up, and shes long past overdue now.The trade Id make right nowI see no good reason to separate Braun Strowman from the Wyatt family right now. 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Crystal Palace are in a freefall.Alan Pardews Eagles (3-2-6) are without a win in five straight Premier League matches and minus a point in four -- a run that has sent them plummeting down the table to within just one point of the bottom three.Though it likely wont be easy, Palace hope to stop the bleeding Saturday against Manchester City at Selhurst Park.Pardews side has conceded a combined 10 goals in just three games prior to the recent international break. What Palace need now is an easy game to get his side back up and running. What he gets instead is a visit from a title favourite.Pep Guardiolas City (7-3-1) have lost just three times over 19 overall competitions. In league play, theyve scored 25 goals (only two clubs have more) and conceded just 10 (which only two clubs can improve on). But despite their apparent dominance, City will arrive in south London desperate for a victory after a run of results that saw them win just once in their last five (1-3-1) league matches.Guardiolas star-studded side are therefore expected to be firing on all cylinders against one of the leakiest defences in the division. One player in particular is looking forward to visiting Palace again.Crystal Palace will always be a special game for me because I scored my first goal against them and if I play on Saturday, I hope to score another against them, City striker Kelechi Iheanacho said. But they are very strong and have very good wingers so they will believe they can win this game. We have to be careful, respect them and expect this to be a very difficult match.Ihenacho has a point, for iin the final game before the international break Palace almost produced an impressive comeback, recovering from two goals down against Burnley… only to miss a penalty and concede a third to lose 3-2. Cheap NHL Jerseys. It was a harsh result to take, but not one that has shaken striker Christian Benteke (who missed the key penalty) off his stride.The Premier League is the strongest league in the world, anything can happen in games and we have seen that again (against Burnley) but we need to work hard and for the players the only way is to carry on and keep fighting to turn things around, he said.Benteke could be one of the main threats against City, with his aerial ability likely to be Palaces main attacking ploy against a team whose defence and goalkeeper are not at their strongest when dealing with crosses into the box.There will be little in the way of an attacking plan b for Palace however, with forwards Loic Remy and Bacary Sako both expected to be unavailable. Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is also an injury concern for the hosts.City must deal with injury problems of their own. Fabian Delph has been ruled out and Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna and Fernando all doubts. Striker Sergio Aguero traveled back from South America late in the week, but did not feature in Argentinas midweek 3-0 win over Colombia so he should be fit to start.Palace have lost seven of their last eight league meetings with City, and failed to score in five of the last six encounters. Wholesale Jerseys From ChinaChina Jerseys WholesaleWholesale NFL Autographed JerseysNFL Jerseys WholesaleNFL Jerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL Autographed JerseysNike NFL Jerseys ChinaChina NFL HoodiesCheap NFL GearDiscount NFL JerseysCheap Stitched JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys ThrowbackWholesale Jerseys From ChinaDiscount NFL JerseysJerseys NFL Cheap ' ' '