WWE Draft: SmackDown And Raw Rosters, Rules And Pools Of Superstars

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WWE Draft 2019 will give WWE's two main shows — SmackDown and Raw a completely new look. It will begin on SmackDown on Friday and continue on Raw on Monday.

Written By Akhil Nambiar | Mumbai | Updated On:
WWE Draft

The WWE Draft 2019 will give a completely new look to the wrestling entertainment brand's two main shows - SmackDown and Raw. The event will begin on SmackDown on Friday, October 11, 2019, and extend to Raw on Monday, October 14, 2019. For a change, the upcoming WWE draft is being promoted as the battle between Fox and the USA Network, two of WWE's broadcast partners. Celebrities from both networks will be a part of the WWE Draft process.

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WWE Draft format and rules

Pool: 71 superstars – 30 superstars on Friday and 41 on Monday

Picks: Raw will get three picks for every two SmackDown picks

Tag teams: It will be counted as one pick, but there are chances of teams splitting up

Free agents: All undrafted superstars can sign with either brand

No. 1 overall pick: Seth Rollins, who is representing Raw and Roman Reigns, who is representing SmackDown, will go head to head on Friday with the winner's brand getting the opening selection.

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WWE Draft: Pool of superstars

Smackdown

Men (17): Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Bobby Lashley, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Akira Tozawa, Sin Cara, Eric Young, EC3, Chad Gable, Heath Slater, Drew Gulak, Humberto Carrillo.

Women (7): Becky Lynch (c), Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans, Natalya, Tamina, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross 

Teams (6): The Revival (c), The OC (AJ Styles [c], Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows), Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar), Street Profits (Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins), Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado), B-Team (Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel)

Raw

Men (26): Seth Rollins (c), Brock Lesnar (c), Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn (c), Titus O'Neil, Aleister Black, Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, The Miz, Ali, King Corbin, Elias, Samoa Joe, Rusev, Cedric Alexander, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, Apollo Crews, Andrade, Jinder Mahal, Buddy Murphy, Mojo Rawley, No Way Jose, Shelton Benjamin, Drake Maverick

Women (12): Charlotte Flair (c), Bayley, Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane [c]), Carmella, Liv Morgan, Dana Brooke, The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce), Sarah Logan, Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)

Teams (5): Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode (c), New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods), AOP (Akam & Rezar), Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis), Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder

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Others

Notable listed: Street Profits, Humberto Carrillo, Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, Drake Maverick

Notable unlisted: The Usos, Jeff & Matt Hardy, Sheamus, Lio Rush (c), Zelina Vega, Naomi, Lars Sullivan, Lana, Mike & Maria Kanellis, Nia Jax, Ruby Riott, Alicia Fox, The Ascension, The Colons

Part-time / mostly ineligible: Cain Velasquez, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, The Undertaker

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