Jimmy Korderas Thinks WWE Draft Took Away From The Build Toward WWE Backlash

The 2023 WWE Draft is now in the history books, and while many have been busy debating the decisions about where wrestlers ended up, former WWE official Jimmy Korderas is more concerned about the impact it has had on the Backlash build. "I think it took away from the thought of the pay-per-view, people weren't thinking about it," Korderas said on his latest "Reffin Rant."

Of course, the focus of the previous "WWE SmackDown" and "WWE Raw" episodes have been predominantly on the draft rather than the upcoming premium live event, which is why Korderas felt there has been a lack of storyline advancements, particularly during Monday's go-home show for the red brand. This was something he felt hurt the Seth Rollins and Omos storyline in particular, as there was nothing done to advance it, with that match having lacked focus since it was surprisingly announced.

The timing of the draft did mean that the recent episodes of WWE television were taken up by it, which took away from the Backlash build. However, none of the draft moves will actually go into effect until after the event, leading to Korderas questioning its timing. "It just felt like the wrong time, maybe the draft could've been held when it wasn't prior to a pay-per-view or a couple of weeks before the pay-per-view or whatever the case may be," he said. 

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