The 2023 WWE Draft will begin next Friday’s live SmackDown from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, and then conclude on May 1 RAW from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX.
For what it’s worth, Brock Lesnar is announced by WWE to appear on Draft RAW, which is also the red brand’s homecoming show for WWE Backlash. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is not announced to appear on draft shows. Both Lesnar and Reigns are eligible to be drafted.
WWE has released a list of 96 Superstars eligible for the draft, as shown below.
Interestingly, there are several injured Superstars eligible for draft picks in the 96 list, such as AJ Styles and Kofi Kingston, but there are also injured Superstars who are currently listed on official RAW lists. and SmackDown, but not on the roster. out of 96. Names on the official RAW roster include Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Dabba-Kato, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Robert Roode and Tommaso Ciampa. The names on the official SmackDown roster are Aliyah, Big E, Bray Wyatt, Drew Gulak, Jinder Mahal, Naomi, and Shanky. Superstars such as Kato and Mahal worked on WWE NXT, but are still listed on official main rosters, unlike Apollo Crews and others, who were officially moved to the NXT roster.
Superstars who are on WWE’s current official roster but were left out of the 96 list are Lesnar, Gable Steveson, John Cena, Logan Paul and Shane McMahon. Although Lesnar has been a RAW superstar for his recent programs, he was never officially added to the red mark list.
WWE still hasn’t confirmed that there will be any NXT calls in the WWE Draft this year, but it was hinted at on this week’s NXT show. You can click here for new spoiler details on possible draft picks.
Below is the full list of the 96 eligible WWE Draft Chart Superstars that was shown on tonight’s SmackDown, along with the chart:
* Cedric Alexander
* Mustafa Ali
* Tamina Snuka
* Baron Corbin
* Nikki Cross
* Sonya Deville
* Crazy Moss
* Luke Gallows
* A.J. Styles
* Dolph Ziggler
* Ashante “You” Adonis
* “B-Fan” Briana Brandy
* “Top Dolla” AJ Francis
* The Miz
* Kofi Kingston
* Xavier Bois
* Chad Gable
* THE Knight
* Matt Riddle
* Holland Ridge
* Bronson’s Reed
* Rey Mysterio
* Santos Escobar
* Zelina Vega
* Bull Cross
* AND SKY
* John Vinci
* Poetry sheet music
* Jey Uso
* Priest Damien
* Dominik Mysterio
* Find Balor
* Sami Zayn, WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champion
* Kevin Owens, WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champion
* WWE GUNTHER Intercontinental Champion
* RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair
* Roman Reigns, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion
* Rhea Ripley, SmackDown Women’s Champion
* WWE United States Champion Austin Theory
* Raquel Rodriguez, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion
* Liv Morgan, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion
* Becky Lynch
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