WWE just had their share of Drafts and will try to maintain a brand split. That means superstars from the other brands won’t be able to appear in the other brands. Though the 2016 brand split was a golden era for WWE, in the later period, they failed quite miserably. With wildcard rules and a pseudo sense of brand pride, they went on for years now. And under the creative reign of Triple H, they are back with a draft and a promise that it will change the game.
Draft Night One, SmackDown
Half of Bloodline, WWE Universal Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa with Paul Heyman are drafted to SmackDown along with Bianca, The women’s champion. Raw Got Cody and Becky.
The rest of the draft pics are following for night one-
SmackDown – Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins (The Street Profits)
Raw – Intercontinental Champion Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci (Imperium)
SmackDown – Edge
Raw – Matt Riddle
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SmackDown – Bobby Lashley
Raw – Drew McIntyre
SmackDown – AJ Styles, Michin, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (The OC)
Raw – The Miz
SmackDown – Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY (Damage CTRL)
Raw – Shinsuke Nakamura
SmackDown – NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn
Raw – NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell
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Raw – Erik, Ivar, Valhalla (Viking Raiders), Dexter Lumis, Candice LeRae, ma.çé and mån.sôör & Maxxine Dupri (Maximum Male Models), Zoey Stark, JD McDonagh, Apollo Crews, Natalya, Sonya Deville, Chelsea Green
SmackDown – Top Dolla, Ashante “Thee” Adonis, B-Fab (Hit Row), Lacey Evans
Free Agents – Omos, Mustafa Ali, Dolph Ziggler, Von Wagner
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Draft Night Two, Monday Night Raw
The departure of Bianca ensured the arrival of Rhea Ripley and as they secured the services of Gunther, SmackDown got Austen Theory. Raw will have Rollins and Charlotte will remain in SmackDown.
Raw – Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
SmackDown – The Usos
Raw – Finn Bálor, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio (The Judgment Day)
SmackDown – Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde & Zelina Vega (LWO)
Raw – WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez
SmackDown – Asuka
Raw – Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston (The New Day)
SmackDown – Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland (The Brawling Brutes)
Raw – Trish Stratus
SmackDown – Karrion Kross & Scarlett
Raw – Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
SmackDown – LA Knight
This was the whole draft for now. There will be some picks in the post-event show but all the big names have already been drafted. Brock Lesner remains a free agent after the draft which raised a few eyebrows.
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