The rosters of Raw and SmackDown will be shaken up once again. WWE has announced a 2-night Draft is taking place next month.
The 2020 WWE Draft will kick off on October 9th on Friday Night SmackDown and resume on the October 12th episode of Monday Night RAW.
Fightful was the first to report of a forthcoming WWE Draft. The news was later confirmed by the Wrestling Observer. There was a plan to do it in early August because WWE officials felt a change was needed because of declining ratings, but there was a problem that would’ve impacted bigger plans as it would mess up plans for SummerSlam.
WWE then planned to do it in late August after SummerSlam. Once again, that got nixed once WWE planned to do a second pay-per-view a week, which was Payback.
2019 WWE Draft
Last year’s Draft also took place in October last year. For those who are curious, here were the results of the first two rounds of the Draft last year:
- RAW: Becky Lynch
- SmackDown: Roman Reigns
- RAW: The O.C.
- SmackDown: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
- RAW: Drew McIntyre
- RAW: Randy Orton
- SmackDown: Sasha Banks
- RAW: Ricochet
- SmackDown: Braun Strowman
- RAW: Bobby Lashley