What is the WWE Draft – What should we expect?


April 28 2023
WWE Draft

The draft is set to kick off on the 28th April episode of Friday Night SmackDown

The 2023 WWE Draft will be the 17th draft held by the Stamford-based wrestling organization between their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. 

The two-night event will begin on the 28th April episode of Friday Night SmackDown and conclude on the 1st May episode of Monday Night Raw, with the blue brand airing on Fox and the red brand on the USA Network. 

This will be the first draft held since 2021 and the first under Chief Content Officer Triple H’s creative leadership since Vince McMahon’s retirement in July 2022.

Triple H declared on the April 7, 2023, episode of SmackDown that the next draft will be a “game changer” for the WWE Universe. The 14-time world champion mentioned that every WWE superstar, whether active or inactive, will be eligible for this year’s draft.

What should we expect from the WWE Draft 2023?

A number of NXT stars are rumored to be scheduled for a main roster break during the WWE Draft 2023. With the draft approaching, Xero News has reported some prominent NXT stars who will be making their WWE main roster debut soon. 

Cameron Grimes, Tyler Bate, Ilja Dragunov, Bron Breakker, and Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson) are potential development brand names for the men’s division. However, about the women’s division, there needed to be more information provided.

Nikkita Lyons was teased for a main roster push, and a “couple more” NXT female Superstars might be added. The report also suggests that Indi Hartwell was appropriate until she won the NXT Women’s Championship at Stand & Deliver 2023.

Bron Breakker and Ilja Dragunov have been heavily rumoured for main roster promotions out of all of these names.

Triple H unveiled a new world title on Monday Night Raw

Triple H unveiled a new world title on Monday Night RawTriple H unveiled a new World Heavyweight Championship on Monday Night Raw

On the 24th April edition of Monday Night Raw, Chief Content Officer Triple H announced a new World Heavyweight Championship.

The 14-time world champion delivered an exciting update to the WWE Universe. After seven years, he reintroduced the retired title with a new design during the 2016 draught.

He stated that the WWE Universe deserved more than what Roman Reigns was providing in terms of championship defences. Triple H said that if The Tribal Chief is drafted, he will keep the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship with him and remain on that specific brand.

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Likewise, the opposing brand will be represented by a new World Heavyweight Champion, who will wear a modernized version of the former Big Gold belt with a massive WWE logo in the center.

On May 27, The Game announced that a new World Heavyweight Champion would be crowned at the Night of Champions premium live event.

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