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Preliminary draft pools announced for nights one and two of WWE Draft


WWE has announced "preliminary draft pools" for the two nights of this year's draft.

The draft will begin on tomorrow's SmackDown and then conclude on Monday's Raw. The draft pools are a list of wrestlers who are eligible to be selected on each night.

The pools are:

Night one (October 11 episode of SmackDown) --

  • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
  • Roman Reigns
  • The O.C. (United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
  • "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Randy Orton
  • Sasha Banks
  • Ricochet
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
  • Lacey Evans
  • The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
  • Natalya
  • The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)
  • Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado)
  • Cesaro
  • Kevin Owens
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Sin Cara
  • Eric Young
  • EC3
  • Chad Gable
  • Heath Slater
  • Drew Gulak
  • The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)
  • Tamina

Night two (October 14 episode of Raw) --

  • Universal Champion Seth Rollins
  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
  • SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn)
  • Aleister Black
  • The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Bayley
  • Luke Harper
  • Erick Rowan
  • The Miz
  • Ali
  • King Corbin
  • Elias
  • Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Samoa Joe
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)
  • Rusev
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Rey Mysterio
  • R-Truth
  • Carmella
  • AOP (Akam & Rezar)
  • Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis)
  • Apollo Crews
  • Andrade
  • Liv Morgan
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Mojo Rawley
  • No Way Jose
  • Dana Brooke
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
  • The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)
  • Sarah Logan
  • Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
  • Drake Maverick

The wrestlers in the first pool are eligible to be drafted by Raw or SmackDown on night one, and the wrestlers in the second pool are eligible to be drafted by Raw or SmackDown on night two.

The rules for the draft and the list of FOX/NBC Universal personalities who will be appearing were also revealed today. Due to Raw being a three-hour show, the brand will pick 41 wrestlers in the draft. SmackDown will select 30 wrestlers. Tag teams will count as one pick "unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team."

WWE noted that "any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing."

Rollins vs. Reigns will open tomorrow's SmackDown, with Rollins representing Raw and Reigns representing SmackDown. The stipulation for the match is that Raw will get the first overall pick in the draft if Rollins wins, and SmackDown will get the first pick if Reigns wins.