WWE Spoilers: Complete 2016 WWE Draft Results

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The 2016 WWE Draft returned last night on the premiere episode of SmackDown Live and marks a new era of exclusivity in WWE as Superstars were selected to compete and appear exclusively on RAW and SmackDown respectively starting next week. During the SmackDown Live broadcast, 18 draft picks were made for RAW and 12 draft picks were made for SmackDown (since SmackDown is a two-hour show and RAW is a three-hour show, RAW got three picks for every two picks that SmackDown received). The remaining 15 picks for RAW and 14 picks for SmackDown were made on the WWE Draft Center Live special on the WWE Network after SmackDown Live went off the air. Here is the complete list of the draft picks made in the 2016 WWE Draft:

RAW Draft Picks

Televised Draft Picks

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Women’s Champion Charlotte
  3. Finn Balor (drafted from NXT)
  4. Roman Reigns
  5. Brock Lesnar
  6. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods)
  7. Sami Zayn
  8. Sasha Banks
  9. Chris Jericho
  10. United States Champion Rusev (with Lana)
  11. Kevin Owens
  12. Enzo & Cass (Enzo Amore & Big Cass)
  13. Gallows & Anderson (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)
  14. Big Show
  15. Nia Jax (drafted from NXT)
  16. Neville
  17. Cesaro
  18. Sheamus

WWE Draft Center Live Draft Picks

  1. The Golden Truth (Goldust & R-Truth)
  2. Titus O’Neil
  3. Paige
  4. Darren Young (with Bob Backlund)
  5. Sin Cara
  6. Jack Swagger
  7. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley)
  8. Summer Rae
  9. Mark Henry
  10. Braun Strowman
  11. Bo Dallas
  12. The Shining Stars (Primo & Epico)
  13. Alicia Fox
  14. Dana Brooke
  15. Curtis Axel

SmackDown Draft Picks

Televised Draft Picks

  1. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose
  2. AJ Styles
  3. John Cena
  4. Randy Orton
  5. Bray Wyatt
  6. Becky Lynch
  7. Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Maryse)
  8. Baron Corbin
  9. American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan; drafted from NXT)
  10. Dolph Ziggler
  11. Natalya
  12. Alberto Del Rio

WWE Draft Center Live Draft Picks

  1. The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso)
  2. Demon Kane
  3. Kalisto
  4. Naomi
  5. The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
  6. Zack Ryder
  7. Apollo Crews
  8. Alexa Bliss (drafted from NXT)
  9. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)
  10. Eva Marie
  11. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)
  12. Erick Rowan
  13. Mojo Rawley (drafted from NXT)
  14. Carmella (drafted from NXT)

Undrafted

  1. Heath Slater

Heath Slater was the only eligible Superstar who was not drafted to either RAW or SmackDown. In addition, Triple H, The Undertaker, Tyson Kidd, Tamina, Emma, Nikki Bella, Luke Harper, Rosa Mendes, & Ryback were all ineligible to be drafted for various reasons. Also, none of the commentators, interviewers, or ring announcers were eligible to be drafted either.

All scheduled matches for this Sunday’s Battleground pay-per-view, as well as the scheduled match between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton at SummerSlam will not be changed following the WWE Draft. All of those matches will still take place as planned.

What did you think of the WWE Draft? Post your comments in the box below.

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    I didn’t get why, after Stephanie announced the Raw-specific Cruiserweight championship that will happen, did Daniel Bryan and Shane not try and grab more champions other than Dean and Miz.

    And how can Lesnar and Orton build a match at Summerslam while being on opposite brands? Also, I really don’t get Vince. Cesaro, Sasha and Owens all lobbyed specifically for Smackdown yet Vince put all three of them on Raw.

    I’ll have to see how things go but in my opinion, everyone on Smackdown will have to put in a lot of work while a good 2/3 of Raw will continue to either be badly under-utilized or jobbed out pointlessly while Vince and Stephanie will continue with the same 4-5 guys at the top of their card, I’m trying to wait to see what happens but at this point, I’m still pretty damn sure that the ratings on both shows will continue to plummet.

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