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October 11, 2021 Observer Newsletter: WWE Draft rundown, G1 updates


The WWE draft took place on 10/1 in Baltimore and 10/4 in Nashville, ending with the new 2021-22 rosters that go into effect with the 10/22 Smackdown show in Wichita. The next few weeks of both Raw and Smackdown will feature more loaded rosters, and there will also have to be some intermixing through the 11/21 Survivor Series because if the past is an example, that show is a collection of Raw vs. Smackdown matches that need to be built up.

There was less talk about the draft this year. There were key moves, Becky Lynch, Edge, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Street Profits, Kevin Owens and Rey Mysterio to Raw; Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler, Sheamus and Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods to Smackdown, fundamentally nothing big has changed.

It feels like Rollins had to follow Lynch to Raw when that change was decided upon, meaning Edge, on a limited schedule, is following as well.

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