Brock Lesnar to Bobby Lashley: WWE Draft Predictions Ahead of Night One on SmackDown

Published 10/01/2021, 9:07 AM EDT

The annual WWE Draft for 2021 is right around the corner; they will start at this week’s WWE SmackDown on October 1 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore and will continue till next week’s Monday Night Raw in Nashville, Tennessee.


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The WWE Universe is eagerly waiting for surprising superstar shake-ups and new storylines that might occur. Throughout the history of WWE Drafts, the audience has witnessed some legendary drafts pick like John Cena and Triple H.

With WWE Drafts coming up, let’s look at the top five drafts that might shock the WWE Universe.


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‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar moving to Raw in this WWE Draft

WWE teased Brock Lesnar jumping to Raw in the upcoming 2021 Draft during the 18th September episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

During a segment, WWE interviewer Kayla Braxton asked Paul Heyman about the news that she got from her “sources” that Brock Lesnar is heading to Raw in the upcoming WWE Draft.

However, Heyman instantly denied and told the interviewer that said “sources” didn’t know a thing. It is an interesting possibility because WWE fixed the match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar at the Crown Jewel PPV. And things could turn ugly if Lesnar wins the belt and takes it to Monday Night Raw.

Bobby Lashley wants to dominate Friday Night SmackDown

The WWE Universe witnessed Big E create history after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and winning the WWE Championship.

The former WWE Champion took to Twitter recently and said that he is ready for “Kicking a** on Fridays” which could mean that ‘The Almighty’ is looking to dominate the blue brand of WWE. 

However, if he does go to SmackDown in the upcoming WWE Draft, we’re sure he’ll immediately go after Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship.

WWE Draft can shuffle the ‘Rated R Superstar’ Edge

WWE listed Edge as a RAW Superstar in certain sections of the WWE Shop website. That too, right after SummerSlam.

However, no sound moves were ever made by the company in that direction because Edge was involved in a red-hot feud with former Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.

Now, with this WWE Draft happening this week on SmackDown, WWE might finally pull it off.

RK-Bro: Randy Orton and Matt Riddle might become SmackDown tag team champions after the WWE Draft

Last year, we witnessed the same situation during the annual WWE Drafts. The tag team of The New Day and The Street Profits were drafted to different brands, and they had to switch their titles.

The same could happen this year as well, because of the lack of tag team competition on Monday Night Raw. And with the popularity of The Usos, Monday Night Raw might gain some ratings.

WWE SmackDown can become the last run of Jeff Hardy

We all know that Jeff Hardy’s run in Monday Night Raw has been a little underwhelming. However, Hardy has openly admitted that he wants to face the reigning WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.


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And coming to SmackDown would open the doors to the dream match between the two.

Not only this but Hardy expressed he wants to bring back his alter-ego called The Willow which would be a treat for the eyes of the WWE Universe.


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With the WWE Draft happening this week, the WWE Universe is boiling with excitement to witness it.



Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.