WWE Draft – iNoob Reports
Since the first rumbling of the “new era” and the WWE brand split it’s been a pretty interesting time within the iNoob camp: fears of yet another John Cena title reign, the “new era” talks having talent underutilized or being sold short, one of our favorite stables “The New Day” being broken up, we knew nothing, just rumblings of what may be, however now with a bit to settle in on the WWE Draft and Smackdown going live it’s my time to speak on it, so here is Wiseman Says on not every single draft but definitely my take on the WWE Draft.
Round No. 1
1. Seth Rollins – RAW
Obvious #1 draft choice, this man has had a rollercoaster year and deserves the honor of top pick
2. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose – SmackDown Live
Surprised me as this marks the first time the title goes to Smackdown instead of RAW
3. WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte – RAW
With the previous selection RAW had to make sure they kept a title somehow
4. AJ Styles – SmackDown Live
Did RAW not want none? AJ wears blue so why not be on the format that matches?
5. Finn Bálor – RAW from NXT
Totally caught us off guard as not only has Finn been the biggest troll in the past on when he’d move up to the main roster but he’s been such a stable in NXT that I didn’t think it would be possible this soon. I’m happy for him and thus far has been really happy that his concept has been destroyed by the move
Round No. 2
6. Roman Reigns – RAW
Considering the hate and in Stephanie’s words this man let the entire RAW roster down its interesting that he would find home there
7. John Cena – SmackDown Live
Also a shocker, The face that runs the place would be on SmackDown where this program has always been seen the underdog of the 2. Cena on Smackdown with Daniel Bryan at the helm with promises of letting new talent shine actually gave me hope.
8. Brock Lesnar – RAW
This was a no brainer as the beast should be on RAW but let’s be honest, with his contract he goes where he wants so this pick was kinda pointless.
9. Randy Orton – SmackDown Live
Ask any of the crew no one is more excited to see the Viper return than me. Randy going to Smackdown was a pleasant surprise and I’m sure will be an asset to bringing forth the New Era
10. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day – RAW
WHEW! They weren’t split up and end up on RAW? I see RAW even being ran by Mick FOley as the “Authority” stable soon ruining the brand split and felt they never gave the New Day their proper due and would surely end up on Smackdown but on the other hand I believe singlehandedly thanks to Xavier Wood’s growing popularity RAW definitely needs them, I just hope they build on the foundation they have now built.
Round No. 3
11. Sami Zayn – RAW
Any NXT champion going to RAW gives me hope that WWE is learning from the past. Sami has definitely earned the company he’ll keep here.
12. Bray Wyatt – SmackDown Live
While not happy with the split of the Wyatt family, which they have stated isn’t the end for them I fully expected the eater of worlds to be on RAW but I am completely fine and have high hopes that he’ll dominate Smack Down… the roster here should probably run.
13. Sasha Banks – RAW
No brainer, the Boss belongs in the spotlight and should obviously be where the title is.
EDIT: Sasha now being the new Women’s title champion it is truly a new era, she completely deserves it.
14. Becky Lynch – SmackDown Live
I don’t care where she goes, I just need her to have friends…
15. Chris Jericho – RAW
Only stupid idiots would miss out on an opportunity to have an amusing heel in their employ and on RAW Jericho will make sure there is plenty to drink in maaaaaaaan. Sorry
Round No. 4
16. United States Champion Rusev (with Lana) – RAW
I’m rooting for Roo Roo with a higher title call so I’m ok with this
17. Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Maryse) – SmackDown Live
I don’t care if he’s an A lister or that he headlined Wrestlemania, in the big scheme of things Smackdown would have been foolish to not have him making jabs at the New Era who have yet to become as he tells stories of how awesome he was, it makes a perfect transition to New Era especially with the Miz currently as the intercontinental champion. I love this pick.
18. Kevin Owens – RAW
While I would have loved for “the murderer” to plow the way for the eater of worlds to devour he is a true star and should be on RAW. Like Kevin my complaint is that he seriously got picked what I considered extremely late in the game. Now while I’m not sure if this late pick was story line or an actual draft but what I do know is it makes for awesome KO promotes and tweets.
19. Baron Corbin – SmackDown Live
With not enough development for my taste and the fact that he is part of the New Era this was a sensible pick for the Wolf.
20. Enzo & Big Cass – RAW
Continuing their tenure of being fan favourites … How am I doin? Great to know RAW will be home to the Bars of Enzo Amore.
Round No. 5
21. Gallows and Anderson – RAW
THEY BUSTED UP THE CLUB! If only there was someone else on the RAW Roster they’d previously worked with to do something…
22. American Alpha – SmackDown Live from NXT
I usually have a big problem when NXT members are drafted on what I feel is “too soon” but these 2 may have something to offer
23. Big Show – RAW
I mean come on, of course he’d be on RAW, he’s the Big Show, there will never be anyone who will retire him either!
24. Dolph Ziggler – SmackDown Live
Following in the footsteps of the winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial, Dolph will sure thrill us in more pointless matches.
UPDATE: KBKronic watched the rest of the show in silence as Dolph earn his title shot
25. Nia Jax – RAW from NXT
Too soon of a move but they do seem to need to repopulate the women’s roster so.. Yeah.. she’s a monster
Round No. 6
26. Neville – RAW
Gravity forgot him but RAW didn’t! The high flyer returns and hopefully with better story lines… although let’s be honest, Stardust is severely missed
27. Natalya – SmackDown Live
I can’t help but wonder that with this move if WWE didn’t just ensure with their pics current fueds simply stayed on their respective rosters.
28. Cesaro – RAW
If being on RAW means a push good call cuz lord knows he deserves one.
29. Alberto Del Rio – SmackDown Live
No idea why I’m a Del Rio fan but I am, hopefully he starts something that boosts new talent
30. Sheamus – RAW
See above? I mean minus Rusev my entire ambition for anyone who was a member of the League of Nations is to help others get over at this point
Round No. 7 (announced during WWE Draft Center Live on WWE Network)
31. Golden Truth – RAW
Really Raw? Wow
32. The Usos – SmackDown Live
Please don’t just be there as a stepping stone for new talent :/
33. Titus O’Neil – RAW
34. Demon Kane – SmackDown Live
Well RAW got the other big guy
35. Paige – RAW
SUPER late pick had me worried with the news as of late if she’d even be picked.
Round No. 8 (announced during WWE Draft Center Live on WWE Network)
36. Darren Young (with Bob Backlund) – RAW
Now with the current push I agree he should be on RAW but with the latest feud with Miz I actually expected Smackdown membership.
37. Kalisto – SmackDown Live
38. Sin Cara – RAW
Meh part 2
39. Naomi – SmackDown Live
She exists?!? Ok!
40. Jack Swagger – RAW
WE THE PEOPLE!!! I dunno, with so many ups and downs from this guy and the blow during the firing that still hurts in the hearts of a few of us I’m behind the guy I just hope there’s somewhere for him to go… after Rusev cuz we can’t beat the #TeamAmerica thing into the ground enough?
41. The Ascension – SmackDown Live
I’m ok with this as long as we got the NXT versions of them
UPDATE: We did not get the NXT versions of them
Round No. 9 (announced during WWE Draft Center Live on WWE Network)
42. The Dudley Boyz – RAW
43. Zack Ryder – SmackDown Live
44. Summer Rae – RAW
45. Apollo Crews – SmackDown Live
46. Mark Henry – RAW
47. Alexa Bliss – SmackDown Live from NXT
Interesting callup considering the promos she recently cuz on taking a chance at the NXT women’s title.
Round No. 10 Picks (announced during WWE Draft Center Live on WWE Network)
48. Braun Strowman – RAW
49. Breezango – SmackDown Live
But the Golden Truth is on RAW? Are there other uggos on this roster?
50. Bo Dallas – RAW
WTF: Seriously underutilized talent on the “flagship” franchise
51. Eva Marie – SmackDown Live
WTF the sequel: Eva Marie is a complete trophy piece and for her to be on a main show is an interesting pick
52. Shining Stars – RAW
YAAAASSSSS… sorry I’ve been about these dudes from their promos for awhile and while the one and only squash match they’ve had has been exactly that I hope they actually get time to for lack of a better term.. Shine.
53. The Vaudevillains – SmackDown Live
I know Enzo is happy
Round No. 11 (announced during WWE Draft Center Live on WWE Network)
54. Alicia Fox – RAW
WTF the return: another “diva” missing as of late
55. Erick Rowan – SmackDown Live
Bray has a family member and even though they are singles competitors I hope that he’ll assist with some of the family promos we’ve come to expect from the family
56. Dana Brooke – RAW
Ofcourse.. Charlotte is on RAW so yeah of course.
57. Mojo RAWley – SmackDown Live from NXT
Devil Slayer hated when I called this one but the Hype Bros will be in full effect! WOO WOO WOO BRO
58. Curtis Axel – RAW
I kinda wished for an end of the Social Outcasts and with Curtis being on RAW I got that sad feeling we won’t have seen the last of it.
59. Carmella – SmackDown Live from NXT
NOOOOOO separated from Enzo and Cass.. I had such hope for a reunion of the Princess from Staten Island to rejoin her court… we’ll see at pay per views maybe?
And of course the only technically undrafted free agent: Heath Slater who as of this article has only served to have Rhyno show up once again