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Monday Night Wars Draft: Top 10 Picks For WWE And Top 10 For WCW

It was recently announced that the WWE would be going back to a brand split between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, which will be moved to Tuesday nights and aired live. It’s an exciting time to be a wrestling fan and it reminds people of how the rosters used to be completely divided into two. Before the first ever brand split, though, there was the matter of the Monday Night Wars as Raw took on Nitro in a ratings clash every week.

Imagine, if you will, a pool of talented professional wrestlers that were available for both the WWE and WCW, and that there were no contract auctions to obtain the best talent. It would have been amazing to see the two completely separate organizations meet one Monday night and have a draft where they get to poach each other’s talent. So what would that draft look like and how much different would the rosters be? 

We’re going to do a mock draft as if we were drafting wrestlers from the 1998-2000 era when the war was in full gear and the entertainment was some of the best around. We’ll be doing the draft just like most other sports, where the winner has to pick last, that way WCW would get a better chance of surviving with their new roster.

Would the WCW have come out on top and corner the market on American professional wrestling like the WWE has? Without further delay, here are what the top 20 picks might have looked like in a Monday Night Wars draft for WCW and WWE, giving 10 picks to each promotion.

20 WCW #1 - Stone Cold Steve Austin

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19 WWE #1 - The Rock

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18 WCW #2 - The Undertaker

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17 WWE #2 - Hulk Hogan

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16 WCW #3 - Sting

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15 WWE #3 - Triple H

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14 WCW #4 - Goldberg

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13 WWE #4 - Kevin Nash

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12 WCW #5 - Chris Jericho

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11 WWE #5 - Mick Foley

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10 WCW #6 - Rey Mysterio, Jr.

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9 WWE #6 - Kurt Angle

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8 WCW #7 - Kane

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7 WWE #7 - Edge

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6 WCW #8 - The Dudley Boyz

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5 WWE #8 - The Big Show

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4 WCW #9 - Booker T

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3 WWE #9 - Lita

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2 WCW #10 - Sable

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1 WWE #10 - The Hardy Boyz

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The final pick of the draft is another tag team that helped WWE become more extreme, as that really resonated with the younger audience. Matt and Jeff Hardy made their original debut with WWE back in 1998 and quickly became a popular tag team thanks to their insane spots. Plus, in this draft, the WCW already snatched The Dudley Boyz, so the WWE would have had to respond with a tag team of their own and The Hardy Boyz certainly would have fit the bill.

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