Kings Replacment

> Hey Scott,
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> With King out for the perceivable future who would you put in as his replacement or would you potentially look for an outside hire as Smackdown is going to be pushed considerably in the upcoming months.
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> Here are my top recommendations:
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> 1. Cory Graves (Obviously)
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> 2. Taz
> Although involved with his own podcast right now, I was always a fan of his Smackdown run and even more of his time in TNA. Let the pigeons Lose!
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> 3. Kurt Angle
> Here me Out! A free agent with known substance abuse issues, yes. But a great personality known for his best work while on Smackdown.
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I don’t feel like this is a long term thing. Unless he gets convicted for something really terrible he’ll be back soon. That being said, Graves deserves the spot but he’s not black or otherwise a visible minority so he’s unlikely to get bumped. Unless "tattooed douchebag" is a minority, which it clearly is not. Although at this point I’m worried that they will hire him and then Vince will be like "Who the fuck hired Punk again?" and fire him on the spot. I think for the moment they’ll just build a new Byron Saxton out of his leftover maintenance parts and use that until Lawler comes back. Either that or Booker T.