In terms of ruined and wrecked WWE ideas, the recent
addition of the Wild Card Rule to Raw and SmackDown Live might hold some sort
of record for just how quickly the idea was completely made a
From Vince McMahon struggling to explain the rule live on
Raw, to the rule itself being broken almost immediately, to on-air talent poking fun at it, the Wild Card Rule has
become plain awful by this point.
Seriously, why hammer home the point that only four, then
five superstars from a rival brand could appear on the opposing show… only to
then have six, eight, ten, whatever many cross-brand performers turn up.
Anyway, before all of our heads implode at the sheer laziness
in which WWE has used this rule, it thankfully looks as though the Wild Card
Rule may be taken out back of Titan Towers and put out of its misery.
Courtesy of Sportskeeda and PW Torch’s Tom Colohue, WWE is looking to
casually and quietly phase out the Wild Care Rule without actually addressing
the scrapping of said rule publicly on WWE TV.
The latest speculation is that the Wild Card Rule may be
completely abolished by the time that SummerSlam comes around on August 11th.
Considering that Raw is now being overseen by Paul Heyman
and SmackDown Live has the involvement of Eric Bischoff, it would make sense that
both brands are protective of their talent and wish to keep Raw stars and
SmackDown stars exclusive to a performer’s particular brand as each brand looks to craft its own identity - well, unless Vince has another change of mind, of course.