WWE doesn’t usually let their Superstars know about Draft placement. The 2021 WWE Draft was no different and only a select few Superstars had a clue about their destinations. A few tag teams were also split up, but that came as a huge surprise for Superstars involved.
According to a new report fromFightful, some WWE tag teams were unaware that their team was nixed until they saw the supplemental draft roll through on social media. Those announcements broke on RAW Talk and Talking Smack, but a ton of fans learned about the changes through Twitter and Facebook.
Several teams, including Veer and Shanky, Mace and T-Bar, Shotzi and Nox, and Natalya and Tamina Snuka were spit up. AJ Styles and Omos remained a team as did RKBro. The Street Profits were discussed for a split, but as Ringside News exclusively reported, WWE contemplated every team’s split during that time. Fightful further reported that teams were given a very interesting response when asking about their future.
Fightful heard of instances where people even asked the sense in drafting individuals instead of teams within a story perspective, and were told that it wasn’t that important. When asked on if it’d be followed up on during the show, as of last week, those that inquired were told that hadn’t been determined yet. There were teams that actually learned on social media that they would be split up.
It’s unclear who found out about their split on social media, but that was the case for some. We were also told that Superstars were given the same response when asking about the status of their teams.
WWE always has an interesting experience with the Draft and this year was no different. Now that RAW is in their “new era” and SmackDown is cooking on Fridays with their new roster we won’t see them collide again until November’s Survivor Series.
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