As the WWE Draft looms on the horizon, signaling a seismic shift in the wrestling landscape, fans brace themselves for the forthcoming shake-up set to unfold this week on SmackDown and culminate next week on RAW.

With the draft encompassing WWE Superstars from both RAW and SmackDown, speculation runs rife, with whispers suggesting that top prospects from WWE NXT may also find themselves transitioning to the main roster brands as part of the Draft.

Recently, the company unveiled the rules for the WWE Draft, shedding light on the intricacies of the process. The draft will span four rounds on SmackDown, totaling 16 picks, and six rounds on RAW, amounting to 24 picks. Notably, champions from each brand are safeguarded from being drafted, except for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, who are eligible for selection.

In a twist of fate, SmackDown has been bestowed with the honor of making the first pick on Night 1 of the WWE Draft, while RAW will enjoy the same privilege on Night 2. The final rosters will be locked in on May 6th, marking a crucial deadline for roster changes.


The rules for the WWE Draft are outlined as follows:

  • On SmackDown, there will be four rounds, totaling 16 picks.
  • On Raw, there will be six rounds, totaling 24 picks.
  • Champions on each brand are protected.
  • Women’s tag team champions are eligible.
  • SmackDown will make the first pick on Friday.
  • Raw will make the first pick on Monday.
  • Rosters will lock on Monday, May 6th.

With WWE on the brink of a monumental transformation courtesy of the WWE Draft, anticipation mounts as fans eagerly await to see which superstars will find themselves on RAW and SmackDown, potentially embarking on new journeys in this exciting new era of the company.

What are your thoughts on the WWE Draft rules released by the company? Sound off in the comments!

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