This week’s SmackDown episode marked the official start of the WWE Draft 2020. The Draft’s first night was filled with surprises and excitement. The rosters of some of the biggest names were changed, reinvigorating each brand. The Draft is a chance to start anew in SmackDown and Raw .
Triple H, WWE’s Chief Content Officer, appeared on SmackDown this week to kick off the historic night. The Game revealed the first round of Draft 2023 to the delight of fans. SmackDown chose Roman Reigns as their first selection in the Draft. Cody Rhodes was the first choice for Monday Night Raw.
In the first round of the Women’s Draft, Bianca Belair took the top pick. Becky Lynch and the EST will be moving to SmackDown, while Becky Lashley will remain on Monday Night Raw. Some of the biggest stars will also switch brands, including Gunther and Bobby Lashley. Along with the OC, AJ Styles returned to SmackDown as part of the Draft.
The Street Profits, Damage CTRL, and other factions exchanged their brand names during the Draft. Indi Hartwell, the NXT Women’s Champion, was one of the surprises in the Draft. Her main roster debut was a truly historic moment. Alfa Fyre, Isla dawn and the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion were also drafted onto the main roster.
The results of the WWE Draft 2023 are listed below:
Monday Night Raw drafts Superstars
- Cody Rhodes
- Becky Lynch
- Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser (The Imperium), and Vinci Giovanni
- Matt Riddle
- Drew McIntyre
- The Miz
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- Indi Hartwell
Superstars are drafted for SmackDown
- Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa
- Bianca Belair
- Bobby Lashley
- Montez Ford (The Street Profits), Angelo Dawkins
- AJ Styles (The OC), Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
- Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Io Sky
- Alba Fyre & Isla dawn
What can we expect from the second night of WWE Draft?
The first night of WWE Draft was a great success, generating excitement and curiosity among fans. The WWE Universe will be on edge for the second evening of the event. The event will be on the next episode of Monday Night Raw. With the superstars joining the red brand, the picture of the new championship will become clearer.
Some of the surprises could be the call-up of NXT stars to the main roster. Ilja Dragunov and Cameron Grimes are among the names that have been rumored. Fans could also be in for some surprises, such as the return of characters. The Draft, on the other hand will determine the fate of The Usos or The Bloodline.