It’s one day before the WWE Draft and details about the format are still pretty sparse.
In what is supposed to be a scene altering moment for both Raw and SmackDown, for their part WWE has been mum on revealing too much, or any info, on how the Draft will play out.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided some more details about WWE’s two night draft special.
Meltzer added:“It was never going to be NXT. There was never even any consideration of it. It’s going to be people actually picking like a football draft. It’s going to be a rep or reps from USA and a rep or reps from Fox that will be doing the picking as opposed to authority figures from WWE. They don’t want authority figures right now.”
With NXT now entrenched as the third brand, it was always an interesting theory to see if the WWE Draft would allow the main roster to dip into the Wednesday night talent pool. After the Draft, could wrestlers at the bottom of both the Raw and SmackDown rosters still move over to NXT?“This could change but the whole draft is already done. They got their battle plan. I have no idea what it is and nobody is going to know until the day of, they’re not going to tell the talent.”
It’s also a great sign that WWE is doing away with GMs and authority figures. On Raw, WWE announcers heavily pushed the idea of USA and Fox competing for talent. Starting Friday on SmackDown, how WWE treats the rivalry between networks will be another item to monitor.
It already sounds better than the Superstar Shake-ups of the past. Are you excited for the WWE Draft on Friday and Monday nights?