The much anticipated WWE draft 2020 is finally on the records, and the recent shuffle in WWE roster has witnessed some of the most iconic superstars switching between two of the main shows.
The WWE draft 2020 process kickstarted on the Smackdown episode and continued until the end of the following week’s Monday Night Raw. 84 superstars were picked across the 12 round process, with some of the superstars finding their spot in supplementary draft picks.
While few of the superstars still went undrafted, the most iconic ones either found a new home or got retained by their respective brands. Few new tag teams were also formed after splitting the old ones, and this is where fans can expect some new angles and storylines to come their way in the following weeks.
The previous year’s edition of the WWE draft didn’t receive the desired reviews, and this is where the WWE management made some major changes in the latest edition. Each of the WWE draft picks was announced in a commissioner typed role by Stephanie Mcmahon, the existing WWE chief brand officer.
However, the format still stayed the same and the only big change that caught everyone’s attention was the elimination of face painted executives and cartoon robots indulging in war room celebrations.
The drafted superstars have been put on focus for all such celebrations, and this is where fans can expect some real fun and entertainment coming their way.
That said, let’s take a look at the detailed list of major picks and misses of both the shows in the WWE draft pool.
Major drafts for RAW
Men’s locker room: Drew McIntyre (WWE champion), Bobby Lashley (United States champion), R-Truth (24/7 champion ), “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, Matt Riddle, Keith Lee, Jeff Hardy, Ricochet, Jeff Hardy, Elias, Angel Garza, Sheamus, Humberto Carillo, Drew Gulak, Tucker, Dabba-Kato, Titus O’Neil, Akira Tozawa, Riddick Moss, Arturo Ruas, Erik
Women’s locker room: Asuka (Women’s champion), Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Lacey Evans, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, Lana
Men’s tag team: The New Day (Men’s Tag team champion), The Hurt Business, Lucha House Party, The Miz & John Morrison, Retribution
Women’s tag teams: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (Women’s tag team champion), Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
Major drafts for Smackdown
Men‘s locker room: Roman Reigns (Universal champion), Sami Zayn (Intercontinental champion), Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Big E, Apollo Crews, Aleister Black, Otis, Murphy, Lars Sullivan, Kalisto, King Corbin, Shorty G
Women’s locker room: Bayley (Women’s champion), Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks, Carmella, Natalya, Tamina, Billie Kay, Zelina Vega
Men’s tag teams: The Street Profits (Men’s tag team champions), Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, Rey & Dominik Mysterio, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Women’s tag teams: The Riott Squad
Superstars that went undrafted
Becky Lynch, Ivar, Jimmy Uso, Edge, Sonya Deville, Jinder Mahal, Mojo Rawley, Samoa Joe The Forgotten Sons, Big Show, Bo Dallas, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Bill Goldberg, and The Undertaker
How are the dynamics going to change in both the RAW and Smackdown post-WWE draft?
As the WWE draft process is done and dusted, we can hope to witness some new rivalries and feuds in both RAW and Smackdown in the coming weeks. As Seth Rollins makes his way to the blue brand, his old rivalry with a former teammate at Shield – Roman reigns, is all set to fire up.
Likewise, we can expect to see a new rivalry between the WWE champion Drew McIntyre and the ‘Monster’ Brian strowman on Monday night Raw. Speaking of the women’s section, women’s champion Asuka will see through a fresh threat to his title from Charlotte flair on Monday night raw.
Similarly, a new angle and storyline can be expected with women’s champion Bayley taking on the challenge from Sasha banks and Bianca Blair.
All these rivalries seem obvious after taking the past accounts of the mentioned WWE superstars into consideration. Still, we got to wait and watch as the mystery unfolds in the coming weeks of Raw and Smackdown.