2024 WWE Draft Rules Confirmed

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The rules of the 2024 WWE Draft have been announced.

The 2024 WWE Draft will take place across SmackDown on April 26th and Raw on April 29th. As usual, fans are expecting plenty of surprises across the two nights with speculation around NXT call-ups running wild.

In a new post on social media, WWE confirmed exactly how the Draft will work.

  • SmackDown will have four rounds, 16 total picks
  • Raw will have six rounds and 24 total picks
  • Champions on each brand are protected
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions (Asuka & Kairi Sane) are eligible
  • SmackDown will pick first on Friday
  • Raw will pick first on Monday
  • Rosters lock on May 6th

Given the rules on champions, Damian Priest, Becky Lynch, Sami Zayn, and The Miz & R-Truth will remain on Raw, while Cody Rhodes, Bayley, Logan Paul and Austin Theory & Grayson Waller will be staying put on SmackDown.

Booker T Wants WWE Star To Remain In NXT

It’s already been reported that Ilja Dragunov and Carmelo Hayes are heading to Raw or SmackDown, and many fans wanted to see Trick Williams join them. However, his NXT Title win over Dragunov appears to have confirmed that won’t be happening.

Speaking in a recent interview, Booker T said it would be best for Trick Williams to stay in NXT a little longer to hone his craft. Although that’s not to say the WWE Hall of Famer isn’t high on Williams’ potential. Booker called the new champion a “generational talent,” and tipped him to be a huge star with more experience under his belt.