Is the WWE draft real?

Is the WWE draft real?

The WWE Draft, alternatively called the WWE Superstar Shake-up from 2017 to 2019, is a process used by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE to refresh its rosters between the Raw and SmackDown brands (2002–2011; 2016–present).

What year was the first WWE Draft?

Oct 9, 2020 – Oct 12, 2020
2020 WWE Draft/Date

Who got drafted to Raw 2019?

Becky Lynch
Number one Raw draft pick and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeated SmackDown representative Charlotte Flair, who replaced SmackDown draftee Sasha Banks (who was not medically cleared to compete), to earn Raw the first draft pick of the night.

Who got drafted in WWE 2020?

Promotional poster for the 2020 WWE Draft featuring Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman, Keith Lee, Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and Asuka….Night 1: SmackDown (October 9)

Wrestler(s) Drew McIntyre
Pre-draft brand Raw
Post-draft brand Raw
Role Male wrestler WWE Champion
Brand pick # 1

When did John Cena get drafted to Raw?

John Cena, the first draftee in the 2005 WWE draft. SmackDown!…Draft lottery.

Pick No. 1
Brand (to) Raw
Wrestler (Real name) John Cena
Role Male wrestler
Brand (from) SmackDown!

When did raw go 3 hours?

July 23, 2012
On May 17, 2012, WWE and USA Network announced that Raw would switch to a permanent three-hour format beginning with the 1,000th episode on July 23, 2012.

What was the date of the 2002 WWF draft?

On the March 25, 2002 episode of Raw, the WWF Draft was held, in which each owner received a total of thirty picks. On the March 25, 2002, episode of Raw, Vince McMahon won a coin toss to determine who would receive the first draft selection.

When was the first draft lottery in WWE?

First used in 2002 with Raw and SmackDown, the WWF conducted a mock-sports draft lottery in which the storyline owners of each brand, Ric Flair (Raw) and WWF Chairman Vince McMahon (SmackDown), drafted wrestlers onto their brand during an episode of Raw and over the WWF’s official website until every wrestler was assigned a brand.

How many wrestlers were drafted in the WWF draft?

There were thirty draft picks, with sixty wrestlers drafted overall by co-owners of the WWF, onto their respective brands, Raw and SmackDown!. The remaining wrestlers were divided randomly in a draft lottery, with each brand receiving a grand total of thirty wrestlers.

When did WWE start using raw and SmackDown?

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before May 5, 2002, utilized a brand extension (officially known as the WWE Brand Extension) to assign on-screen employees to one of its primary television programs. Originally, WWE used both Raw and SmackDown! to promote on-screen talent, storylines, and matches.