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Dates revealed for 2021 WWE Draft

WWE has officially revealed when this year's draft will be taking place.

During tonight's Raw, it was announced that the 2021 WWE Draft will be held over two shows in October. It will begin on the Friday, October 1 episode of SmackDown and continue on the Monday, October 4 episode of Raw.

The October 1 episode of SmackDown is taking place at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. The October 4 edition of Raw is being held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The SmackDown episode will be the post-Extreme Rules edition of the show. Following Extreme Rules, WWE's next pay-per-view will be Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Crown Jewel is planned for Thursday, October 21.

This will be the third straight year that the WWE Draft has taken place. The 2019 and 2020 WWE Drafts were also held in October.

WWE Superstar Shake-ups also took place in April 2017, 2018, and 2019.