Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that FOX and the USA Network have been told about key people who will be traded during the WWE Draft.
Meltzer said, “I have no idea what’s coming and probably nobody else does either. From what I was told today, that USA and FOX do know a few things like the key guys. The key guys are decided, nothing else is decided. Everything can change. Right now, NXT – there’s supposed to be people drafted from NXT and to freshen up both brands. This person who said that said this could also change completely tomorrow but they’re under the impression that there will be a lot of people from NXT. I don’t want to say a lot but many people from NXT. The NXT guys are supposed to be a significant part of it.”
WrestlingNews.co reported last week that the rumor in WWE is that Universal Champion Roman Reigns would be staying on SmackDown. This would mean that WWE Champion Big E would be staying on Raw.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer said he heard about Big E moving to Raw several months ago. He said, “I had heard Big E to Raw like months ago as one of the sure things.”
On this week’s episode of Raw, Bobby Lashley lost again to WWE Champion Big E. Oftentimes, when someone is about to get drafted, they will get booked to lose matches with the idea being that fans will forget about the losses and they will get a fresh start on their new brand.
Some potential candidates to move to the main roster from NXT would be names that haven’t been on TV for a while. Those names would include people like Dakota Kai and Aliyah. NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez is also a possibility since many people in the company see her as a future main roster star. Pete Dunne is also a possibility since he just signed a new deal.
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