The WWE Draft kicked off last night on Smackdown where 20 drafts where announced on the show. But who has moved shows and who will be staying put?
It all kicked off with Stephanie McMahon announcing the first round picks of which most were somewhat predictable. Drew McIntyre staying on Raw, Roman Reigns staying on Smackdown, Asuka staying on Raw, the Hurt Business staying on Raw and the first change of brand coming in the form of Seth Rollins moving to Smackdown.
This was followed by a falls count anywhere match between Big E and Sheamus which was a fairly hard hitting match. The match would be won by Big E who during a backstage interview would be surprised by the return of both Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
The next round of draft picks would see a few more people changing brands. Sasha banks would stay on Smackdown and Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler would be staying put on Raw however AJ Styles would be moving to Raw with Naomi following too and Bianca Belair would be announced as moving to Smackdown.
Matt Riddle and Jeff Hardy would then beat The Miz and Morrison in rather quick fashion before another surprise return in the form of Lars Sullivan would return and clear the ring. Stephanie would announce he would be added to the draft pool for Raw.
Sasha Banks would then face off against Bayley for the Smackdown Women’s Championship before Bayley would get herself disqualified.
Stephanie would announce the 3rd round draft picks of Ricochet, Jey Uso and Mandy Rose staying on Raw, Smackdown and Raw respectively and announcing Dominik and Rey Mysterio would be moving to Smackdown and The Miz and Morrison would be moving to Raw.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods would face Cesaro and Nakamura for the Tag Team titles. Just after the New Day won the titles Stephanie would drop the bombshell that while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods would be moving to Raw with the titles, Big E would be staying on Smackdown thus breaking up the New Day. This round would also have Otis staying on Smackdown and Angel Garza and Dana Brooke staying on Raw.
Then the main event would show Kevin Owens Vs The Fiend which was The Fiends in ring debut on Smackdown. The Fiend would of course win this match.
So those were the drafts but who didn’t get drafted from the pool?
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These 9 superstars were not drafted according to WWE’s draft pool and therefore will become free agents able to sign with whichever brand they want. Below is the draft pool for Monday
Who will be moving brands on Monday?