WWE Fans Confused by Vince McMahon's New Wild Card Rule
ComicBook - 05-07
Vince McMahon opened Monday Night Raw with a new concept that would directly affect both of WWE's rosters going forward. Starting this week under "Wild Card Rules," McMahon declared that three SmackDown wrestlers and three Raw wrestlers would be free to appear on the opposite show, though he did not specify if this would be the case every week. Given that SmackDown's Roman Reigns, Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan were already in the ring and were booked for matches later that night, it made sense that they would be SmackDown's three "wild card" wrestlers for the week.