Thursday, October 10, 2019

WWE Draft Information

Of note, here are the rules to The Draft (which takes place on the October 11th SmackDown, and October 14th Raw...

  • Over 70 Superstars, as well as tag teams, are eligible for selection in this year’s WWE Draft
  • SmackDown will draft 30 Superstars, and Raw will select another 41 Superstars
  • Since SmackDown is a two-hour show and Raw is a three-hour show, for every two picks SmackDown makes, Raw will receive three
  • Tag teams will count as one pick unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team
  • Any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing
I really like the added touch of free agency instead of a supplemental draft after the fact.

Not mentioned there, but the first pick will be decided by the winner of a Roman Reigns (representing SmackDown) v Seth Rollins (representing Raw) match that will kickoff SmackDown tomorrow night!

Lastly, this Tweet from The B-Team's Curtis Axel killed me...

UPDATE: The WWE on FOX Twitter account (@WWEonFOX) seems to suggest that some free agents my wind up in NXT!

Update 2: WWE: Preliminary WWE Draft Pools announced.

 I assume this is to keep all of the top talent from getting drafted on SmackDown (Night 1 of The Draft) AND to make it where you have top talent not getting drafted at the end of the show. So Rollins could get drafted 1st on Raw instead of being 3 or 4 on SmackDown.