WWE 2023 Draft Results Night 1

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The results are in for the first night of the 2023 WWE Draft as superstars find out if they are headed to Mondays on Raw or Fridays on Smackdown.

On this week’s episode of Smackdown from Corpus Christi, Texas, the 2023 WWE Draft took place.

WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque went over the rules of the draft. The new rosters will begin on the May 8th edition of Raw, which means it’s the first Raw after Backlash, which takes place on May 6th. Triple H read the picks for round one.


1. Smackdown – The Bloodline’s Paul Heyman, Solo Sikoa & Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. That’s the order he read it.

2. Raw – Cody Rhodes

3. Smackdown – Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair

4. Raw – Becky Lynch

Since Roman Reigns is staying on Smackdown with his two titles then that means the new WWE World Heavyweight Title will be on Raw.


WWE Hall of Famer Michael Hayes announced Smackdown picks in this round and WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam announced Raw picks in this round.

5. Smackdown – The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins

6. Raw – Imperium (Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER, Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)

7. Smackdown – Edge

8. Raw – Matt Riddle


WWE Hall of Famer John Bradshaw Layfield was there to announce the Smackdown pick while WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long was there to announce the Raw picks.

9. Smackdown – Bobby Lashley

10. Raw – Drew McIntyre

11. Smackdown – The OC (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson & Michin)

12. Raw – The Miz


The WWE Hall of Famers Shawn Michaels & Road Dogg made their entrance to the D-Generation X theme song. They were cheered heavily with Michaels announcing Smackdown and Road Dogg announcing Raw.

13. Smackdown – Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY)

14. Raw – Shinsuke Nakamura

15. Smackdown – NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn

16. Raw – NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell

It was announced that the Smackdown Lowdown on Saturday on Peacock/WWE Network will have more WWE Draft picks announced.

The WWE Draft will conclude on the Monday, May 1st edition of WWE Raw where the rest of the roster will be drafted to either Raw or Smackdown.