Huge event for wrestling fans! The WWE will be dividing ‘RAW’ and ‘SmackDown’ into separate entities with their own, wrestlers, stories and writers. Keep reading for 5 facts about the live draft which will determine the destiny of your favorite Superstar.
“You know this is a game changer, career changer, life changer,” WWE Superstar, The Miz, said to HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview about this incredible night in the WWE. There are many WWE & NXT Superstars involved in this draft and lots of questions being asked on exactly what it means for your favorite Superstar’s future. So let’s get right into the facts and bring you up to speed on 5 things you need to know heading into this wild and unpredictable WWE draft.
1. The WWE Draft will be on Tuesday July 19th at 8pm EST.
Pre-show coverage will air on the WWE Network at 7pm EST and the WWE Draft will air on USA Network at 8pm EST. Check back with HollywoodLife.com for all the info you need to watch the live stream of the draft.
2. WWE Superstars will be selected for either RAW or SmackDown.
Monday night’s will still belong to RAW, but now SmackDown will be live on Tuesday nights. WWE Superstars will get selected for one show or the other during the WWE Draft.
3. Stephanie McMahon and Shane McMahon will do the drafting.
It was decided on July 11th’s RAW, that Stephanie will run RAW, and her brother Shane will run SmackDown. The fate of your favorite wrestlers lie in their hands. They will receive help from their respective GM’s. Monday Night RAW has WWE Legend Mick Foley and SmackDown Live! has the recently retired Daniel Bryan taking over GM duties for them!
4. RAW will get the first pick.
SmackDown will get to pick second and since it will only be a 2 hour show, they get 2 picks for every 3 that RAW receives as it is a longer, 3 hour, show.
5. Tag Teams count as one pick.
Unless the commissioners decide otherwise, and want one member of a team, tag teams will count as just a single pick. Also note that 6 members of NXT will be drafted.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about this awesome WWE draft event? Where would you like to see your favorite Superstar go?