And so, it finally ends. The original WWE Draft ran about two hours with ten picks each for Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. That felt like a big deal because there were so many names moving around that it was interesting to see where everyone was going and what it meant for the future of both shows. Now it is seventeen years later and things have changed a bit, to the point where the event spans over two nights and five total hours. Now that the big nights are over, we know the results.

With Monday Night Raw and SmackDown having aired their nights of the 2019 Draft, the main WWE roster can now be broken into three groups: Monday Night Raw wrestlers, SmackDown wrestlers and Free Agents, the latter of whom can sign anywhere at any time. This week’s Monday Night Raw followed the same format as SmackDown: three Monday Night Raw picks for every two SmackDown picks over six rounds. There is also a chance of additional signings as well as trades. Here are the Monday Night Raw picks and the final rosters after the two nights:

First Round
Raw – Seth Rollins
Smackdown – Brock Lesnar
Raw – Charlotte
Smackdown – New Day
Raw – Andrade/Zelina Vega

Second Round
Raw – Kabuki Warriors
Smackdown – Daniel Bryan
Raw – Rusev
Smackdown – Bayley
Raw – Aleister Black

Third Round
Raw – Cedric Alexander
Smackdown – Shinsuke Nakamura with Sami Zayn
Raw – Humberto Carrillo
Smackdown – Ali
Raw – Erick Rowan

Fourth Round
Raw – Buddy Murphy
Smackdown – Dolph Ziggler/Robert Roode
Raw – Jinder Mahal
Smackdown – Carmella
Raw – R-Truth

Fifth Round
Raw – Samoa Joe
Smackdown – The Miz
Raw – Akira Tozawa
Smackdown – King Corbin
Raw – Shelton Benjamin

Sixth Round
Raw – Rey Mysterio
Smackdown – Shorty Gable
Raw – Titus O’Neil
Smackdown – Elias
Raw – Liv Morgan

Raw
Becky Lynch
The O.C. (AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows)
Drew McIntyre
Randy Orton
Ricochet
Bobby Lashley
Alexa Bliss
Kevin Owens
Natalya
The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
Nikki Cross
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
Seth Rollins
Charlotte Flair
Andrade and Zelina Vega
The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane)
Rusev
Aleister Black
Cedric Alexander
Humberto Carillo
Erick Rowan
Buddy Murphy
Jinder Mahal
R-Truth
Samoa Joe
Akira Tozawa
Shelton Benjamin
Rey Mysterio
Titus O’Neil
Liv Morgan
EC3
Eric Young
Sin Cara

Smackdown
Roman Reigns
Bray Wyatt
Sasha Banks
Braun Strowman
Lacey Evans
The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, & Kalisto)
Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker)
Brock Lesnar
The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E., and Xavier Woods)
Daniel Bryan
Bayley
Shinsuke Nakamura (w/Sami Zayn)
Ali
Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Carmella
The Miz
King Corbin
Shorty Gable
Elias
Apollo Crews
Drew Gulak
Heath Slater
Tamina
The B-Team

Free Agents
Cesaro
AOP
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
Dana Brooke
Drake Maverick
Fire & Desire
Luke Harper
Mojo Rawley
No Way José
Sarah Logan
The IIconics

Or maybe you would prefer something a little more visual. Check out a recap of the second night:

video

Opinion: As is always the case with something like this, it is going to be interesting to see how things go with the picks once they are on the shows together. What we got for the last two nights are more of a previous special than anything else and that doesn’t offer any kind of a realistic view of what we will be seeing. Both of the roster have some strengths and weaknesses but what matters more than anything is how well the positives can be amplified and how well the negatives can be hidden. Hopefully it works out well, because they seem to be stuck with these lineups for the time being.

Which show sounds better? Who will be a breakout star on both shows? 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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