We’re not done yet. Friday night saw the first half of the WWE Draft, with the first pool of wrestlers being distributed to form the new Monday Night Raw and SmackDown rosters. The moves opened up a variety of new options and stories for the shows, with even more coming on Monday. That’s kind of a long wait though, and WWE had another offering to help bridge the gap.
The Draft is set up with the entire main roster divided into two pools. Only one of the pools was eligible to be drafted per night, but there were only twenty picks available on Friday night. While some of the picks were used for multiple wrestlers, there were still some wrestlers left available as free agents. However, there was something else done to clear some of them up.
More Draft picks were made Saturday morning during Talking Smack. These picks consisted of names from Friday’s talent pool who were not drafted during the regular SmackDown broadcast. There were nine wrestlers available to be drafted and the setup followed the same rules as Friday, with three Monday Night Raw wrestlers being drafted for every two from SmackDown.
Monday Night Raw
Remaining Free Agents
There are some talented picks in there. Check out some of the names on new shows:
Opinion: This works out well enough, though for the life of me I don’t understand the idea of splitting up Heavy Machinery. Otis hasn’t done much of anything with the Money in the Bank briefcase so far and I can’t imagine him actually winning the title. Even if he is getting the big singles push, they really can’t have Tucker around as his occasional tag partner and friend? It’s a weird setup, but WWE does not like keeping tag teams together if they can avoid doing so.
Which show got the better picks? Who will go where on Monday? Let us know in the comments below.
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