Roman Reigns to Edge: Every WWE Draft Pick After Night One on SmackDown

Published 10/02/2021, 7:30 AM EDT


WWE kicked off its Night One of the WWE Draft 2021 on tonight’s episode of WWE SmackDown. While it is surely an event that has excited the fans for over the year, it also holds immense importance for WWE superstars who will get to know their future destination – RAW or SmackDown.

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Night One of event saw some big names like Roman Reigns and Charlotte Flair getting drafted. While some superstars made the switch, some were retained by their respective brands.

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Here is a list of all the drafts that occurred across these four rounds.

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Round 1 of WWE Draft 2021

The WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was the first pick in the draft and was retained by WWE SmackDown. Following Reigns was Big E. We will still see the WWE Champion in WWE Raw as the red brand of WWE kept him following his championship victory last month.

Round 1 of the WWE Draft also saw some big names switching brands. We saw Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair jump ship; while Charlotte got drafted to SmackDown, Bianca made the switch to RAW.

Both these drafts were surprising because they give rise to many questions. What next for the RAW Women’s Championship now? Does the draft mark the end for the Bianca Belair- Becky Lynch rivalry? Only time will tell.

Round 2 of WWE Draft 2021

Round 2 of the WWE Draft also had some surprises in store for the fans. Drew McIntyre got drafted to SmackDown following his challenge to Big E at last week’s Monday Night Raw. Also, The New Day got separated again as Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods got drafted to SmackDown.

The other two superstars involved in the Round 2 of the draft were Edge and the team of RK-Bro. Both Edge and RK-Bro got drafted to WWE Raw. Edge’s switch to Raw was also a surprising man following his latest rivalry with Seth Rollins.

Maybe we might also see ‘The Drip God’ make the switch to the red brank during the second night of the WWE Draft 2021.

Round 3 of WWE Draft 2021

Round 3 of the Draft did not make many shuffles to the RAW and SmackDown rosters, but there was a newcomer from NXT. The Hit Row from NXT got drafted to SmackDown, adding to the excitement of the fans.

SmackDown also successfully kept Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss to their roster. Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S. H remained on Raw along with Keith ‘Bearcat’ Lee.

Round 4 of WWE Draft 2021

NXT’s Austin Theory finally got called up to the main roster as he got drafted to RAW along with Dominik and Rey Mysterio during the Round 4 of the draft. It will be interesting to see how Austin Theory performs at the red brand.

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Naomi and Jeff Hardy were the other two names in this round of the draft. Both of them got drafted to the blue brand of WWE.

The first night of the draft gave us a few surprises and also raised a few eyebrows with some drafts. But Night Two of the WWE Draft 2021 is still left.

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It will take place during the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw. Hopefully, it will be as interesting as the first night of the WWE Draft 2021.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at Essentially Sports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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