2020 WWE Draft Pool And Rules Revealed, Includes Interesting Tag Team Stipulation

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Now we know how things will be shaking up in this year’s WWE Draft.

According to a new report from FOX Sports‘ Ryan Satin, the draft pool will see select names eligible for each night of the draft, which can be seen below. (Draft pools are listed alphabetically) 

Night One Draft Pool – SmackDown Live, October 9 

  • Asuka
  • Sasha Banks
  • Bianca Belair
  • Dana Brooke
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Elias
  • Angel Garza
  • Drew Gulak
  • Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker)
  • The Hurt Business (Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander and MVP)
  • Mickie James
  • Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Murphy
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio
  • Naomi
  • The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
  • Roman Reigns
  • Ricochet
  • Seth Rollins
  • Mandy Rose
  • Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
  • Shorty G
  • AJ Styles
  • Jey Uso

Night Two Draft Pool – RAW, October 12 

  • Andrade
  • Bayley
  • Aleister Black
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Carmella
  • King Corbin
  • Apollo Crews
  • Nikki Cross
  • Dabba-Kato
  • Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Erik (of The Viking Raiders)
  • Lacey Evans
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Billie Kay
  • Lana
  • Keith Lee
  • The Miz & John Morrison
  • Riddick Moss
  • Natalya
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Randy Orton
  • Kevin Owens
  • R-Truth
  • RETRIBUTION (Mustafa Ali, T-BAR, MACE, SLAPJACK, RECKONING & RETALIATION)
  • Matt Riddle
  • The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan)
  • Peyton Royce
  • Arturo Ruas
  • Sheamus
  • Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
  • The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • Braun Strowman
  • Tamina
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Zelina Vega
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Sami Zayn

There are certainly some notable pairings in each draft pool, as some unofficial tag teams like Dominik & Rey Mysterio could be on the move. In addition, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode are paired together, while Erik of The Viking Raiders is eligible to be drafted on his own since Ivar is out due to injury.

FOX Sports also revealed the rules for this year’s draft, including the fact that tag teams can still be split up if one of the shows wants draft one Superstar instead of both.

Meanwhile, executives at FOX and USA Network have been working with WWE Management over the past few weeks in regard to their preferences for draft picks.

  • RAW will once again get three picks for every two of SmackDown’s, accounting for the third hour of RAW (to SmackDown’s two-hour show)
  • Tag Teams count as one pick unless RAW/SD wants to pick one Superstar from the team
  • Any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and be able to “sign” with either brand

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