The WWE draft will begin this Friday on SmackDown Live, and it'll conclude on next week's episode of Monday Night Raw.
One would think that WWE officials would have informed the superstars of there they'll be by next week. But Fightful Select (h/t Ringside News) talked to a handful of superstars, and the report outlines that the wrestlers they've contacted still don't know if they'll be on SmackDown or Raw following the draft.
Vince McMahon is known for changing things up at the last minute aplenty, so it's certainly possible that he hasn't made his final decision on which superstars will be moved yet.
There have been some reports that suggest which superstars could be on the move and what not. For starters, it was reported a couple of weeks ago by WrestleVotes that Fox wants Bray Wyatt on SmackDown Live, but it appears as though he's going to stay where he is on Raw.
And following the controversial Hell in a Cell main event finish between Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio suggested that it was done so that WWE could enter the draft with The Architect, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar "as the cornerstones."
With that, Vince McMahon and co. the proper setup for deciding where the main event talents will land. The only conclusion we can jump to is that Rollins and Lesnar will be on separate brands. The same will apply to Lynch and Charlotte, with both holding Women's Championships.
This will mark the first WWE draft since 2017. In each of the last three years, WWE held a "Superstar shake-up" following WrestleMania. The wild card rule will also be scrapped after both rosters are finalized.
What To Expect At The Draft
For starters, it's likely that Lesnar will be drafted to SmackDown Live. Fox will want a big name like him on their brand, plus he's set to appear on the Nov. 15 episode of SmackDown. That means Rollins (along with Wyatt) is likely going to stay on Raw. Other than that, it's anybody's guess what kind of changes could take place over the upcoming draft.