We’re still not done yet. There are all kinds of wrestlers in WWE as they have several rosters with different promotions under their umbrella. With so many wrestlers, it makes sense that they had a Draft over the last week to firm up their rosters and make it clear where everyone in the company belonged. There were about seventy wrestlers eligible to be drafted but not all of them were picked on the shows. The Draft pools still featured several more names available and a bunch of them have now been assigned to a specific show.
In the latest episode of the Bump, WWE has announced thirteen new Draft picks split between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. This is similar to the picks that were made the day after last week’s SmackDown, when several picks went to both shows as well. For reasons that are not clear, the IIconics were listed as one pick while Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, who wrestle as the tag team Fire & Desire, were listed as separate picks. This does not seem to make a difference, though it does come after Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross were split up for no apparent reason, only to be reunited again. Here are the thirteen new picks:
Monday Night Raw
No Way Jose
Maybe you prefer a visual version. Check out the pick announcements:
Opinion: There aren’t many major moves here, though Cesaro continuing to be an afterthought in WWE is almost depressing at this point. He has been ready to become a singles star for a long time now but it never seems to actually be happening. At the same time you have Luke Harper, who has been reunited and then split from Erick Rowan in just over a month. I know WWE does not want him to sign elsewhere, but at the same time it isn’t making things look all that great as they are just having him sit around and kill time until his contract expires. I get the idea, but it comes off as petty at times.
Which of these moves is the most important? Who do you see being a breakout star? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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