WWE Draft 2023: Full list of picks by RAW and SmackDown

Akash Dhanagaran

May 2 2023
WWE draft 2023

The first round of the draft is already over

The 2023 WWE Draft, Day 1 has officially begun on tonight’s episode of SmackDown. Four rounds of the draft had been held, and a total of 16 picks of WWE Superstars (either individual or as a team) were drafted on Day 1 to RAW and SmackDown rosters. A day before tonight’s episode of SmackDown, WWE had officially released two separate pools of superstars, who are eligible for the Day 1 and Day 2 of the Draft. Although the announcement made fans excited, the Draft has exceeded the expectation with lots of surprises and excitement. Here is the list of WWE Superstars, who had been drafted so far in the 2023 WWE Draft.

Round 1:

The “King of Kings”, Triple-H kicked off today’s episode of SmackDown and addressed the WWE Universe. He explains how the 2023 WWE Draft works and lists the number of superstars eligible for tonight’s Draft. He also mentioned that NXT superstars will also be a part of this Draft. He then announced the Round 1 pick of the 2023 WWE Draft.

  • #1 Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman [SmackDown]
  • #2 Cody Rhodes [Raw]
  • #3 Bianca Belair [SmackDown]
  • #4 Becky Lynch [Raw]

Round 2:

Rob Van Dam (RVD) and Michael Hayes made their entrance and introduced the Round 2 pick of the WWE Draft. RVD introduced the Raw’s pick and Hayes introduced the SmackDown’s pick.

  • #5 The Street Profits [SmackDown]
  • #6 Imperium [Raw]
  • #7 Edge [SmackDown]
  • #8 Matt Riddle [Raw]

Also Read: Who was the first pick in every WWE draft in history?

Round 3:

John Bradshaw Leyfield (JBL) and Teddy Long made their entrance and introduced the Round 3 pick of the WWE Draft 2023. JBL introduced superstars who got drafted to SmackDown and Teddy Long introduced the drafted superstars of Raw.

  • #9 Bobby Lashley [SmackDown]
  • #10 Drew McIntyre [Raw]
  • #11 The O.C. [SmackDown]
  • #12 The Miz [Raw]

Round 4:

Shawn Micheals and Road Dogg made their entrance in style and introduced the WWE superstars who got picked for the final round of the Day 1- WWE Draft 2023. Shawn Michaels introduced the superstars of SmackDown and Road Dogg introduced the superstars of Raw.  

  • 13. Damage CTRL [SmackDown]
  • 14. Shinsuke Nakamura [Raw]
  • 15. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn [SmackDown]
  • 16. Indi Hartwell [Raw]

Day 1 of the 2023 WWE Draft, came to an end on the April 28th episode of SmackDown. Eight picks were made on either Raw and SmackDown brand respectively.

Day 2 of the WWE Draft 2023

Round 1:

The WWE Draft continued on the May 1st episode of Raw. Similar to Day 1, Triple H kicked off the episode and addressed the WWE Universe and explained the rules of the draft. Before starting with the First Round of the Day 2 Draft, Triple announces that the World Heavyweight Championship will be a part of the RAW brand. He also shockingly reported that Brock Lesnar will not be a part of this draft, as he had renegotiated his status as a free agent. He now introduces the #1 Pick of the Round 1, Day 2

  • #1 “The Eradicator” Rhea Ripley [Raw]
  • #2 The United States Champion Austin Theory [SmackDown]
  • #3 “The Visionary” Seth “Freakin” Rollins [Raw]
  • #4 “The Queen” Charlotte Flair [SmackDown]

Round 2:

“The King” Booker-T and Queen Sharmell made their way to announce the round 2 picks of the Day 2, WWE Draft. Booker-T introduced superstars of Raw and Sharmell introduced them for SmackDown.

#5 “The Undisputed Tag Team Champions” Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn [Raw]

#6 Jimmy & Jey Uso [SmackDown]

#7 Judgement Day [Raw]

  • Finn Balor
  • Damien Priest
  • Dominik Mysterio

#8 Latino World Order [SmackDown]

  • Rey Mysterio
  • Santos Escobar
  • Zelina Vega
  • Legado El Fantasma
  • Cruz Del Toro
  • Joaquin Wilde

Round 3:

“The Heart-Break Kid” Shawn Michaels and Adam Pearce came to the ring side to introduce the round 3 picks of the red and blue brand. However, Brock Lesnar interfered before the start and chaos started developing between Brock and Cody. Adam Pearce was not seen after this, hence Shawn Michaels announced the round 2 pick all by himself. 

  • #9 “Women’s Tag Team Champions” Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez [Raw]
  • #10 “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka [SmackDown]
  • #11 The New Day [Raw] (Kofi Kingston; Xavier Woods)
  • #12 The Brawling Brutes [SmackDown] (Sheamus; Bridge Holland; Butch)

Round 4:

Eric Bischoff and Rob Van Dam (RVD) came to introduce the picks of round 4 of the Draft. Eric introduced for the Red brand and RVD for the Blue brand

  • #13 “WWE Hall of Famer” Trish Stratus [Raw]
  • #14 Karrion Kross [SmackDown]
  • #15 “The Baddest Women on the Planet” Ronda Rousey & “Queen of Spades” Shayna Baszler [Raw]
  • #16 “Self made Megastar” LA Knight [SmackDown]

Round 5:

The legendary “Hall of Famer” Molly Holly and Road Dogg inducted wrestlers into Raw and SmackDown brand respectively

  • #17 “Monster among Men” Braun Strowman & Ricochet [Raw]
  • #18 Shotzi Blackheart [SmackDown]
  • #19 “The Colossal” Bronson Reed [Raw]
  • #20 Pretty Deadly [SmackDown] (Elton Prince; Kit Wilson)

Round 6:

The round and the final round of the Draft was hosted by John Bradshaw Leyfield (JBL) and Teddy Long.

  • #21 Alpha Academy [Raw] (Chad Gable, Otis)
  • #22 Rick Boogs [SmackDown]
  • #23 Katana Chance & Kayden Carter [Raw]
  • #24 Cameron Grimes [SmackDown]

The Raw showtime has ended and some superstars have been drafted after the show. These draft picks have been announced by WWE on Raw Talk and Social Media exclusively.

  • # Johnny Gargano [Raw]
  • # Dana Brooke [Raw]
  • # Nikki Cross [Raw]
  • # Angel Garza [Raw]
  • # Humberto Carillo [Raw]
  • # Akira Tozawa [Raw]
  • # Piper NIven [Raw]
  • # Xia Lee [Raw]
  • # Tegan Nox [Raw]
  • # Madcap Moss [Raw]
  • # Emma [Raw]
  • # Tamina [SmackDown]
  • # Odyssey Jones [Raw]
  • # Indus Sher [Raw]
  • # Grayson Waller [SmackDown]

**This article was last updated on 2 May 2023.

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