Roman Reigns was the primary choose within the WWE Draft 2023 as SmackDown selected The Bloodline and Cody Rhodes is heading to Uncooked.
The large roster shakeup received underway with Friday night time’s present with a whole lot of massive names eligible to be moved between manufacturers earlier than the remainder of the superstars have their second on Monday Night time Uncooked.
The Tribal Chief and his Undisputed WWE Common Championship will probably be unique to the blue model together with The Bloodline’s Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman, whereas the American Nightmare is about to takeover Monday nights.
Different picks within the first spherical noticed SmackDown select the Uncooked Girls’s Champion Bianca Belair, whereas Uncooked took Becky Lynch.
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On Monday, large names together with Brock Lesnar, Asuka, Charlotte Aptitude and United States Champion Austin Idea will probably be eligible alongside Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, The Usos and Seth Rollins.
WWE Draft night time 1 picks for Uncooked and SmackDown
- The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman) to SmackDown
- Cody Rhodes to Uncooked
- Uncooked Girls’s Champion Bianca Belair to SmackDown
- Becky Lynch to Uncooked
There are additionally ‘choose NXT superstars’ on the listing, though WWE hasn’t supplied particulars of who will probably be getting referred to as up from the developmental present.
Triple H beforehand teased: ‘I promise you this. When it’s all mentioned and accomplished, this 12 months’s draft will really change the sport.’
Roman Reigns’ vacation spot is massively important for the corporate’s weekly reveals after chief content material officer Triple H launched a brand new WWE World Heavyweight Championship earlier this week.
Its design has lots in frequent with the so-called Huge Gold Belt, which was launched to WWE in 2002 with Triple H being awarded the title whereas Randy Orton was the ultimate champion in 2013.
The important thing distinction is a big WWE brand included within the center, which retains it in keeping with the current imaginative and prescient for the highest titles within the firm to make sure there’s little question the place the belt has come from.
As he confirmed on Uncooked, the brand new title belt will probably be unique to whichever model doesn’t land Roman, the present Undisputed WWE Common Champion, within the draft.
We now know will probably be Uncooked, which is able to decide its new World Heavyweight Champion at Night time of Champions on Might 27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The WWE Draft continues on Monday Night time Uncooked (Might 1) at 1am on BT Sport 1.
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