WWE Draft Revealed for Raw and SmackDown in October After Fox Debut

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2019

COLOGNE, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 07: A WWE Logo at the WWE Live Tryout  at the Motorworld on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)
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After previously being speculated about, WWE has officially announced there will be a draft to shake up the roster in October. 

Per WWE.com, the draft will take place over two nights starting with the Oct. 11 episode of Friday Night SmackDown and will conclude Oct. 14 on Raw. 

As part of the draft, WWE will feature personalities from NBC Universal and Fox television programming to select picks.  

This will be the first official draft in WWE since 2016 when the brand split returned. The recent Superstar Shake-ups have largely done away with a selection format and just had superstars show up on either Raw or SmackDown to indicate they were on the show. 

Friday Night SmackDown will move to Fox starting Oct. 4. WWE has already advertised legends like Goldberg, Kurt Angle, Trish Stratus, Mick Foley and Ric Flair for the debut episode from Los Angeles. 

Starting the draft on Friday Night SmackDown will keep fans engaged with the new show and send the company in a new direction for the future with what could include many notable roster changes. 

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