WWE to hold draft on first live episode of Smackdown

About a month ago, WWE announced that they would be moving its second premier show, Smackdown, to Tuesday nights and it would officially become a live show permanently. Along with the show moving to Tuesday, both Raw and Smackdown would have their own “unique brand” of talents, meaning that a superstar draft was likely on the horizon.

On Monday, just hours after one of the best pay-per-views of the year, WWE announced that they would hold that draft in the very near future. It will happen on July 19, during the first live episode of Smackdown.

“This is an exciting new era for WWE in which we will yet again reinvent ourselves by creating a second night of compelling live television,” WWE Executive Producer Kevin Dunn said.

Each show, headed by their own General Manager, will draft superstars to their respective brands and they “will compete with each other for television ratings, live events, and pay-per-views.”

It should be a fun night for everyone in the WWE as they look to “shake things up again,” to quote Vince McMahon. With so many rumors swirling of superstars of yesteryear returning, what surprises can fans look forward to?

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