We are going to witness history as Smackdown is going to be live starting from tonight on the USA Network. With the hypes been taken to the sky limit, the company has decided to let us know the rules and regulations for the WWE Draft, officially. It is to notify how the whole draft pickings will continue throughout the night. Here the official statement goes by:
“RAW has the first overall pick.
Since SmackDown Live is a two-hour show and RAW is three hours, for every two picks SmackDown Live receives, RAW will receive three picks.
Tag Teams count as one pick unless a Commissioner/General Manager specifically only wants one member of the team.
Six draft picks will be made off the NXT roster.”
WWE also confirmed the list of WWE Superstars who are eligible to be drafted :
WWE also revealed the entire list of Superstars who will be eligible as the Draft picks (table courtesy SportsKeeda)
Alberto Del Rio
Darren Young (w/ Bob Backlund)
Dean Ambrose – WWE Champion
Rusev (w/ Lana) – United States Champion
The Miz (w/ Maryse) – Intercontinental Champion
Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze)
Enzo and Cass (Enzo Amore and Big Cass)
Gallows and Anderson (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)
Golden Truth (Goldust and R-Truth)
Shining Stars (Epico and Primo)
Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas, Heath Slater, and Curtis Axel)
The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)
The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley)
The New Day (Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) – Tag Team Champions
The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)
The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
Charlotte – WWE Women’s Champion
Previously it was reported that superstars like Undertaker, Triple H will not be available for the WWE Draft. Also, there are a number of injured superstars on the roster who was not been included in the WWE Draft list. Nikki Bella, Emma, Luke Harper, Tyson Kidd, Tamina Snuka are amongst them. Also, Ryback is not featuring in the list since he is not in the good terms with the company.