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HHH, J.R. get caught in draft
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


WWE really shook up its core during its draft ceremony on RAW, then later in the week with the supplementary draft online.

Triple H to Smackdown!

Rey Mysterio and CM Punk to RAW!

And, well, Hornswoggle to ECW (the brand really got shafted).

Triple H's move was quite likely a result of his pregnant wife Stephanie's behind-the-scenes involvement with Smackdown! Mr. Levesque (that would be Triple H) can now enjoy some more quality family time.

Mysterio and Punk should get plenty of face time on RAW. And Punk has proven he can play the role of heel very well if WWE decides to go in that direction.

And how about Jim Ross? The golden-tongued wrestling play-by-play legend is off to Smackdown! with Michael Cole sliding into the seat beside Jerry Lawler on RAW!

Ross was clearly surprised and not happy.

WHAT YOU THINK
Of the men listed below from the supplemental draft, who will benefit the most?
Carlito to SD - 18% Kofi Kingston to Raw - 17%
DH Smith to SD - 15%
Shelton Benjamin to SD - 12%
Mark Henry to ECW - 10%
Finlay to ECW - 6%
Trevor Murdoch to SD - 5%
Deuce to Raw - 4%
Super Crazy to ECW - 4%
Chuck Palumbo to Raw - 3%
Matt Striker to Raw - 3%
Jamie Noble to Raw - 1%
Hornswoggle to ECW - 1%
Brian Kendrick to SD - 0%
Big Daddy V to SD - 0%
He couldn't have been the only unhappy one. Jeff Hardy was briefly reunited with his brother on Smackdown! before Matt was sent packing to ECW (did I mention they got jobbed?).

Here are the other moves:

- To RAW: Batista, Kane (the ECW champ), Jamie Noble, Deuce, Chuck Palumbo, Matt Striker, Layla and Kofi Kingston.

- To Smackdown!: Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, Trevor Murdoch, Big Daddy V, DH Smith, Brian Kendrick, Maria, Shelton Benjamin and Carlito.

- To ECW: Mark Henry, Super Crazy and Finlay.

By the way, TNA's Kurt Angle is battling knee and neck problems.

AROUND THE RING

The Ultimate Warrior returned to ring action for NWE in Spain, beating Orlando Jordan to win the title, but then vacated the belt. The Warrior was said to look very good, albeit with much shorter hair ... Is Vince McMahon dead again? WWE recently scripted some equipment tumbling onto the boss and he was taken away on a stretcher. At least he didn't blow up this time.