WWE Draft rules & superstar pools announced for two-night special

The rules and Superstar pools for the 2020 WWE Draft are now set.



On Thursday afternoon, WWE announced the official rules and the list of Superstars that will be included in the two-night 2020 WWE Draft, which kicks off on October 9 with Friday Night SmackDown on FOX and wraps up on October 12 with Monday Night Raw on USA Network.

Featured below is the official press release that the company issued on Thursday to reveal the WWE Draft Superstar Pools and Rules for this year’s two-night special on 10/9 and 10/12:

WWE Draft rules and Superstar pools set for 2020 edition

The WWE Draft will get underway this Friday, Oct. 9 on SmackDown and conclude Monday, Oct. 12 on Raw. WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon will once again preside over both nights of selections.

The rules and Superstar pools have now been finalized for the 2020 WWE Draft and can be found below:

  • Over 60 Male Superstars, Female Superstars and Tag Teams have been placed into the 2020 WWE Draft.
  • More than 20 Superstars are eligible to be drafted on Friday night and more than 30 Superstars are eligible to be drafted on Monday night.
  • Due to the length of each show, for every two picks that SmackDown selects, Raw will get three picks.
  • Tag Teams will count as one pick unless FOX or USA Network, in conjunction with WWE Officials, wants to pick one Superstar from the team.
  • Any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing.

WWE Superstars have been split into eligible pools for the Friday and Monday episodes of the WWE Draft. Here is the breakdown of who is available for selection each night:

    Sasha Banks
    Bianca Belair
    Dana Brooke
    Humberto Carrillo
    Angel Garza
    Drew Gulak
    Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker)
    The Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander and MVP)
    Mickie James
    Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
    Drew McIntyre
    Rey & Dominik Mysterio
    The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
    Roman Reigns
    Seth Rollins
    Mandy Rose
    Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
    Shorty G
    AJ Styles
    Jey Uso
    Aleister Black
    Alexa Bliss
    Daniel Bryan
    King Corbin
    Apollo Crews
    Nikki Cross
    Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
    Erik (of The Viking Raiders)
    Lacey Evans
    Charlotte Flair
    Jeff Hardy
    Billie Kay
    Keith Lee
    The Miz & John Morrison
    Riddick Moss
    Titus O’Neil
    Randy Orton
    Kevin Owens
    Matt Riddle
    The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan)
    Peyton Royce
    Arturo Ruas
    Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
    The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
    Braun Strowman
    Akira Tozawa
    Zelina Vega
    Bray Wyatt
    Sami Zayn

Don’t miss this WWE Draft on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8/7 C on FOX and Monday, Oct. 12 at 8/7 C on USA Network to see where your favorite Superstars are headed.

Join us here at wrestling-edge.com for LIVE WWE Draft 2020 results coverage on Oct. 9 with Friday Night SmackDown and Oct. 12 with Monday Night Raw!

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Matt Boone
Matt Boone
Matt Boone has two decades of experience in wrestling and MMA journalism, dating back to WrestleZone.com and co-hosting Wrestle Zone Radio.

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