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WWE Draft Results Part 1 on Smackdown – McIntyre and Reigns Stay, Rollins and Styles Switch, More

The first part of the WWE Draft took place. I covered it in detail in my Smackdown review, but I wanted to do another post on the site that simply lists all the names and in the order that they were picked.

The way it worked was that Raw got the first pick, they also had three picks every round while Smackdown had two and that’s because Raw is a three hour show while Smackdown is two hours. It’s the same thing WWE did last year with the draft. The wrestlers chosen tonight were from a pool that WWE put out a few days earlier where only some WWE superstars will be picked here while more superstars will be picked on Raw because they are in a separate pool.

All of the draft picks were announced by Stephanie McMahon, who stood on the stage behind a podium and read the names off cards.

ROUND ONE

Raw #1 – WWE Champion Drew McIntyre

Smackdown #2 – WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns

Raw #3 – Raw Women’s Champion Asuka

Smackdown #4 – Seth Rollins

Raw #5 – Hurt Business (MVP, US Champion Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander)

ROUND TWO

Raw #6 – AJ Styles

Smackdown #7 – Sasha Banks

Raw #8 – Naomi

Smackdown #9 – Bianca Belair

Raw #10 – Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax

ROUND THREE

Raw #11 – Ricochet

Smackdown #12 – Jey Uso

Raw #13 – Mandy Rose

Smackdown #14 – Rey and Dominik Mysterio

Raw #15 – The Miz and John Morrison

Miz and Morrison were originally in the Monday pool list, then they moved to Friday list and WWE put Elias in the Monday list after he was on Friday.

ROUND FOUR

Raw #16 – Smackdown Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods won the Smackdown Tag Team Titles on Smackdown this week. They get to take those titles to Raw apparently.

Smackdown #17 – Big E

Raw #18 – Dana Brooke

Smackdown #19 – Otis

Raw #20 – Angel Garza

That’s it for picks that were shown on television. Other names will be announced on Talking Smack on WWE Network. We will have a post on that when we have that news.

Here’s a handy graphic posted by WWE on Fox on Twitter that sums it up nicely.

That’s it for the draft results. The list of names not drafted on Friday that were eligible looks like this:

Mickie James
Lucha House Party
Shorty G
Murphy
Humberto Carrillo
Drew Gulak
Tucker

There will be another post after more names are revealed on Talking Smack and also next Monday on Raw for the second pool of talents waiting to be drafted.

Here’s a look at the superstars eligible to be picked on Raw Monday. Lars Sullivan, who returned from injury on Smackdown, is now part of the Monday pool of talent.

MONDAY
Andrade
Bayley
Aleister Black
Alexa Bliss
Daniel Bryan
Carmella
King Corbin
Apollo Crews
Nikki Cross
Dabba-Kato
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Erik (of The Viking Raiders)
Lacey Evans
Charlotte Flair
Jeff Hardy
Billie Kay
Lana
Keith Lee
Elias
Riddick Moss
Natalya
Titus O’Neil
Randy Orton
Kevin Owens
R-Truth
RETRIBUTION (Mustafa Ali, T-BAR, MACE, SLAPJACK, RECKONING & RETALIATION)
Matt Riddle
The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan)
Peyton Royce
Arturo Ruas
Sheamus
Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
Braun Strowman
Tamina
Akira Tozawa
Zelina Vega
Bray Wyatt
Sami Zayn
Lars Sullivan

WWE posted some interviews with superstars that were drafted. I’ll post them below.

That’s all for now.

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