WWE has announced “preliminary draft pools” for the two nights of this year’s draft.
The draft will begin on tomorrow’s SmackDown and then conclude on Monday’s Raw. The draft pools are a list of wrestlers who are eligible to be selected on each night.
The pools are:
Night one (October 11 episode of SmackDown) —
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
The O.C. (United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)
Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado)
The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)
Night two (October 14 episode of Raw) —
Universal Champion Seth Rollins
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn)
The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)
Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)
AOP (Akam & Rezar)
Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis)
No Way Jose
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)
Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
The wrestlers in the first pool are eligible to be drafted by Raw or SmackDown on night one, and the wrestlers in the second pool are eligible to be drafted by Raw or SmackDown on night two.
The rules for the draft and the list of FOX/NBC Universal personalities who will be appearing were also revealed today. Due to Raw being a three-hour show, the brand will pick 41 wrestlers in the draft. SmackDown will select 30 wrestlers. Tag teams will count as one pick “unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team.”
WWE noted that “any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing.”
Rollins vs. Reigns will open tomorrow’s SmackDown, with Rollins representing Raw and Reigns representing SmackDown. The stipulation for the match is that Raw will get the first overall pick in the draft if Rollins wins, and SmackDown will get the first pick if Reigns wins.