Go over there? The WWE Draft is taking place this week and that means everyone is potentially going to be heading somewhere else. That has some positive and negative consequences, some of which are going to be rather noticeable. There have been wrestlers moved from one show to another and some teams have been split up. Now we may know why that was the case.

Two of the picks in this year’s WWE Draft saw WWE Champion Big E. staying on Monday Night Raw while Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods would be moved over to SmackDown. This would be the second year in a row that New Day has been split up in the Draft and comes only a few weeks after their reunion. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE’s theory is that Woods and Kingston bring Big E. down while WWE wants to push him. The moves will not go into effect until October 22.

The team has had its moments together and apart. Check out a bit of both:

New Day rocks: WWE Top 10, Nov. 27, 2019

Big E cashes in to become WWE Champion: Raw, Sept. 13, 2021

The Street Profits & The New Day vs. Alpha Academy & Ziggler & Roode: SmackDown, Oct. 1, 2021

Opinion: I can understand the idea of wanting to get the team apart so Big E. can stand out on his own, but the idea that Big E. is held down by the rest of New Day doesn’t really make sense. I’m not sure how a team which has done so well over the years and saw Kingston win the WWE Title would be seen as a negative. Splitting them up once is acceptable, but the logic doesn’t quite make sense.

What do you think of New Day splitting? What is next for the three of them? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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