Wednesday morning, WWE announced they would be making big changes to one of the big weekly shows as Smackdown will move to Tuesday nights and be a live show later this summer. The biggest thing out of their announcement is that both Raw and Smackdown will have their own “unique roster,” which indicated that they will host a draft in the very near future.
The company last held a draft in 2011, but it was more of a random draw than anything else. Superstars would compete in matches to win “picks” for their respective brand and it would be a random selection.
However, there has been a draft in the company before when, in 2002, Ric Flair was introduced as the co-owner of WWF alongside Vince McMahon. McMahon ran Raw and Flair ran Smackdown and they each drafted from the vast pool of wrestlers.
There are still a lot of questions to be answered at this point. It seems that Shane and Stephanie McMahon will have control over one of the shows and the draft will likely take place in July, before Smackdown goes live on Tuesday nights on July 19.
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