The 2016 WWE Draft is in the books. The dawning of a new era has officially begun. So what does each show look like going forward?
There were surprises, there were NXT call-ups, there was controversy and there are plenty of questions coming out of the 2016 WWE Draft. So how does each roster stack up from next week onwards? Where are the titles going? What happened with the Women’s Division and the Tag Team Divisions? Who got called up from NXT?
Here is how the new era of WWE looks for the foreseeable future.
(All superstars are listed in the order they were drafted):
Finn Balor (NXT Call-up)
Rusev (United States Champion)
Darren Young (with Bob Backlund)
The New Day (WWE World Tag Team Champions)
Enzo & Big Cass
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
The Dudley Boyz
The Shining Stars
Charlotte (WWE Women’s Champion)
Nia Jax (NXT Call-up)
Dean Ambrose (WWE Champion)
The Miz (Intercontinental Champion)
Alberto Del Rio
American Alpha (NXT Call-up)
The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley called up from NXT)
Alexa Bliss (NXT Call-up)
Carmella (NXT Call-up)
INELIGIBLE DRAFT PICKS
Luke Harper (injury)
Nikki Bella (injury)
Seth Rollins was the overall number one draft pick.
RAW currently has no World Champion.
Raw has the United States Championship.
Raw has the WWE World Tag Team Championships.
Raw has the WWE Women’s Championship.
SmackDown has the WWE Championship.
Smackdown has the Intercontinental Championship.
Smackdown currently has no Tag Team Champions.
SmackDown currently has no Women’s Champion.
The title situations were not addressed.
Tag Teams are currently evenly split across both brands (6 each)
While Raw has an “exclusive Cruiserweight Division” only 4 of their current Superstars actually qualify for it.
Heath Slater did not get drafted.
The Wyatt Family were broken up.
Lucha Dragons were broken up.
Social Outcasts were broken up.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are still destined to fight forever.