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Report: Possible idea WWE had prior to draft

The 2019 edition of the WWE draft has been completed, with only the free agents left to be moved to a brand.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that WWE decided on the draft in order to improve ratings. The rosters that the company was originally going to go with were the same after Wrestlemania. They initially had no intention of doing a draft, but they did the draft so that they could help increase ratings.

Meltzer added that it was done more for the ratings for the second week of SmackDown as the brand is now the most important one. Unfortunately, Smackdown’s second week had a 25% decline in ratings.

We hope Smackdown recovers their ratings by improving their product.


  • Unos #1Fan

    The draft sucked.

  • CC

    The draft was done to improve ratings? No shiz Sherlock.

    And haven’t we been told for months by Meltzer that the draft was gonna happen because FOX wanted certain stars etc and that after the FOX debut the rosters would be separated again so a shake up was needed.
    That man tells so many different stories that I think he forgets what he has said in the past.