Biggest Brand Switches from WWE Draft 2020 on SmackDown

Published 10/10/2020, 2:05 AM EDT


Night One of WWE Draft on SmackDown started off with some explosive news.

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Stephanie McMahon kicked off the night by announcing the top five picks. Of course, Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre were a part of the initial bubble.

However, the news which no one saw coming was Seth Rollins moving to SmackDown. There is no saying what this might mean for his storyline with the Mysterio family and Buddy Murphy.

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Next, Sasha Banks was retained by SmackDown. This means that now she can go after Bayley and the SmackDown Women’s Championship title, and the Banks-Bayley rivalry will go on much longer than anticipated.

Round three of the WWE draft brought some more newsworthy picks that will have long-term implications for WWE’s future.

First, SmackDown retained Jey Uso, which was a testament to his emergence as a valuable singles competitor. Considering that he is competing for the Universal Championship against Reigns, we expect this rivalry to extend for the foreseeable future.

Second, Rey and Dominik Mysterio followed their nemesis, Seth Rollins, to SmackDown. Hence, WWE might be moved forward with the Rollins-Mysterio storyline at the blue brand. Buddy Murphy’s role in the rivalry is still not known.

Another change that no one saw coming was The New Day’s break-up. Stephanie McMahon announced that Woods and Kofi were heading to Raw, while Big E will stay on SmackDown. Surprisingly, Kofi and Woods will take the SmackDown Tag Team titles with themselves to WWE Raw.

WWE Hell in a Cell will be wholesome

The above changes in brands could not have come at a better time. With Hell in a Cell right around the corner, it will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Hell in a Cell already has three matches lined up for the event.

Jey Uso will try to win the Universal Champion title from Roman Reigns in an “I Quit” match.

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Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton will battle for hopefully the last time inside Hell in a Cell.

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Sasha Banks and Bayley will go head to head at Hell in a Cell for the SmackDown Women’s Championship title.

 

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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