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WWE announces rules for 2021 WWE Draft

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WWE has announced the rules for the 2021 WWE Draft that will begin tonight on SmackDown.

A video posted to WWE’s social media had Megan Morant explain the procedures for tonight’s SmackDown and Monday’s Raw, where the draft will take place. She said that in conversations with WWE officials from Raw, SmackDown, and NXT, along with officials from the USA Network and Fox, half of the WWE roster tonight will be decided, with the other half being decided on Monday. Anyone not drafted on these shows will become a free agent and will be able to sign with the brand of their choosing.

The changes to the WWE roster will not take place until the October 22 edition of SmackDown, the day after WWE’s Crown Jewel pay-per-view event. 

Also scheduled for tonight’s SmackDown, which takes place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, is Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair. Additionally, Edge will make his return, confronting Seth Rollins after Rollins sent him out on a stretcher last month following their match.