WWE wrapped up its 2019 drafts for its two premier shows -- RAW and SmackDown. In the second round that concluded on Monday night, the Red Brand (RAW) acquired WWE Women's tag team champions - The Kabuki Warriors as the latest addition. WWE RAW also landed Rusev and Aleister Black. Meanwhile, the Blue Brand retained SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley and the Planet's Champion Daniel Bryan. Interestingly, the Kabuki Warriors may be on the RAW roster, but the duo is eligible to appear on SmackDown to defend their title. WWE clarified that the arrangement is that Asuka and Kairi Sane can show up on either brand, till they lose their claim. Once they fail, they will be made exclusive to RAW.
In round two, SmackDown didn't draft any RAW superstars but managed to retain two of their members -- the SmackDown Women's Champion and the Planet's Champion. Meanwhile, with Rusev and Bobby Lashley ending up on RAW, there are speculations that we will soon get some answers about their relationship with Lana, the Ravishing Russian. Aleister Black, who had defeated The Singh Brothers in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on RAW, will continue to showcase his dominance on the show.
WWE Raw: Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Andrade, Rusev, Randy Orton, Ricochet, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Samoa Joe, Cedric Alexander, Humberto Carillo, Erick Rowan, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, EC3, Eric Young, Sin Cara, Buddy Murphy, Jinder Mahal, Akira Tozawa, Shelton Benjamin, Titus O'Neil
WWE SmackDown: Brock Lesnar, Shinsuke Nakamura, Roman Reigns, The Fiend Bray Wyatt, Shorty Gable, Elias, Apollo Crews, Drew Gulak, Heath Slater, Braun Strowman, Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan, Ali, The Miz, King Corbin