The WWE Draft proved that one thing took priority as Raw and SmackDown drafted their stars. That is, all off-screen couples must be on the same show.
For all the strange decisions WWE made while spreading out their draft over two nights of Raw and SmackDown, the company stayed consistent with one thing. That is, if you were in a relationship with someone, you were moving to the same brand.
Whether it was best for ratings, affected a WWE Title, stacked one show over another or not, relationships stayed in tact as Superstars moved from brand to brand. Having that rule made the draft far more predictable, but in the end, it was likely a smart move for WWE morale behind the curtain.
Once Becky Lynch was drafted to Raw, it was only a matter of time before Seth Rollins wound up there as well. When Charlotte was picked up by the red brand, it wasn't a shock to see Andrade and Zelina Vega join her. And, of course, with Vega on Raw, that means Aleister Black was soon to follow.
The rule even affected the 24/7 Championship as Carmella split from R-Truth to be with announcer Corey Graves on SmackDown. The two have been in a relationship for months. The Viking Raiders were drafted to Raw which means Sara Logan is destined to be there too. And so on, and so on...
What Happens If Relationships End?
The only thing tricky about all of this is what happens if a relationship ends. Will WWE make a rule that former couples shouldn't be together? Will it be too awkward and will they be moved or traded? If so, it opens the door to chaos and another feeling that the draft didn't mean all that much.
In the end, if you like the results of the WWE Draft and who went where, it's probably best to hope all of these relationships work out long-term.