WWE Draft 2016
July 19, 2016

Watch: WWE Network

The 2016 WWE Draft has come and gone; and after all the anticipation, we’re finally able to see what Raw and Smackdown will look like going forward. We now know who made up the NXT Six, which Superstar didn’t get the call from a GM, and which championships will be defended on which show. So, which side is more appealing to you?


  • Heath Slater did not get drafted. Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel of #SocialOutcasts were both chosen individually by Raw.
  • The NXT Six were revealed as Finn Bálor, American Alpha, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, Mojo Rawley, and Carmella
  • Both brands drafted tag teams and female Superstars, making it more likely new championships are coming to each brand.
  • AJ Styles, John Cena, Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose appear to be the top level male Superstars on Smackdown.
  • Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar were drafted to lead Raw.
  • Each brand selected cruiserweight Superstars, the most surprising of which was Kalisto chosen by Smackdown.
  • We did not find out who Sasha Banks’ mystery partner for WWE Battleground will be on Smackdown.
  • Raw selected the US Champion Rusev, while Smackdown selected the Intercontinental Champion The Miz. However, each challenger for those championships at WWE Battleground were selected by the opposite brand of the champion. Meaning, the titles could switch shows on Sunday.
  • Raw has 42 talents on its roster after the Draft.
  • Smackdown has 32 talents on its roster after the Draft.


Seth Rollins


Finn Bálor

Roman Reigns

Brock Lesnar

The New Day

Sami Zayn

Sasha Banks

Chris Jericho

Rusev w/ Lana

Kevin Owens

Enzo & Big Cass

Gallows & Anderson

Big Show

Nia Jax




Golden Truth

Titus O’Neil


Darren Young w/ Bob Backlund

Sin Cara

Jack Swagger

The Dudley Boyz

Summer Rae

Mark Henry

Braun Strowman

Bo Dallas

Shining Stars

Alicia Fox

Dana Brooke

Curtis Axel

WWE Smackdown

Dean Ambrose

AJ Styles

John Cena

Randy Orton

Bray Wyatt

Becky Lynch

The Miz w/ Maryse

Baron Corbin

American Alpha

Dolph Ziggler


Alberto Del Rio

The Usos





Zack Ryder

Apollo Crews

Alexa Bliss


Eva Marie


Erick Rowan

Mojo Rawley


So now that the draft is over and you’ve voted which side is more appealing… how do you feel about WWE as a whole after the Brand Split and WWE Draft?