It didn't sit well with fans when certain Superstars weren't drafted to either Raw or SmackDown. As of Wednesday, many undrafted stars are now home on their respective shows after signing as free agents.
WWE's The Bump posted on social media a number of WWE Superstar free agent signings going to both Raw and Smackdown on Wednesday. Among them were Cesaro and Luke Harper going to Friday Night Smackdown, while The Iiconics, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins go to Raw.
As per WWE.com:
Superstars headed to Monday Night Raw
- No Way Jose
- Mojo Rawley
- Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins
- Peyton Royce & Billie Kay
- Sarah Logan
Superstars headed to Friday Night SmackDown
- Luke Harper
- Drake Maverick
- Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose
- Dana Brooke
There are still a number of names yet to find homes and those free agents signings will likely be announced over the coming days. Raw took a couple of tag teams while SmackDown seems to have focused on the Women's Division.
Harper is an interesting choice because it splits up Rowan and Harper putting them on different brands. Will he go back to being a non-used talent? Or, will SmackDown try and promote him knowing he's publicly unhappy with his standing in WWE.
The Joke That Was The WWE Draft
That so many big names signed as free agents and weren't drafted just goes to show how poorly constructed the entire WWE Draft was. There would be few fans who would legitimately believe that talents like Luke Harper or Cesaro would be sat to the side while names that were drafted either haven't been on the main roster or haven't been used by the writers.
The question will be if more trades will be coming or if the lone move of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to SmackDown was enough to settle the shows with the respective rosters for a while.