WWE news: Predicting how the 2020 Draft should go with big changes to RAW & Smackdown

The WWE Draft takes place in October

The 2020 WWE Draft will take place over two nights in October. 

It will begin on next week's SmackDown (Friday, October 9) and conclude on Monday Night RAW the following week.  

Both rosters are in need of a shakeup and the draft is a perfect opportunity to refresh the two shows. 

We're not expecting too much to change, but it's always fun to predict which superstars could be on the move. 

Given the growth of NXT in recent years, we wouldn't be surprised to see a few call-ups from the developmental brand - as we have in previous years. 

But who will be the number one pick? Will any champions be moved? Are any tag teams or factions going to be broken up?

All those questions will be officially answered next week but ahead of the WWE Draft, GIVEMESPORT have decided to predict what's going to happen.  

The WWE Draft takes place this month

So, let's get into it. Below we've predicted how each roster will look post-draft. (Note - we have not drafted inactive or injured wrestlers like Becky Lynch and Charlotte.)


Male superstars:

  • Drew McIntyre - WWE Champion
  • AJ Styles (drafted from SmackDown)
  • 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt (drafted from SmackDown)
  • Keith Lee
  • Randy Orton
  • Seth Rollins and Murphy
  • Rey and Dominik Mysterio
  • Velveteen Dream (called up from NXT)
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Riddick Moss
  • Robert Roode 
McIntyre will stay on RAW

Female superstars:

  • Asuka - RAW Women's Champion
  • Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler - Women's Tag Team Champions
  • Alexa Bliss (drafted from SmackDown)
  • Bianca Belair 
  • Liv Morgan
  • Mandy Rose
  • Dana Brooke
  • Ruby Riott
Asuka will remain on RAW

Tag teams and stables:

  • The Hurt Business
  • The Undisputed Era (called up from NXT)
  • Retribution
  • The Street Profits
  • Zelina Vega, Andrade and Angel Garza
  • Apollo Crews, Ricochet and Mustafa Ali
  • The Viking Raiders 
  • Lana and Natalya 
Zelina's stbale should stay on RAW

WWE SmackDown

Male superstars: 

  • Roman Reigns - Universal Champion 
  • Sami Zayn - Intercontinental Champion
  • Braun Strowman
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Matt Riddle
  • Kevin Owens (drafted from RAW) 
  • Aleister Black (drafted from RAW)
  • Tommaso Ciampa (called up from NXT)
  • Johnny Gargano (called up from NXT)
  • King Corbin
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Drew Gulak
  • Jey Uso
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Sheamus
  • Elias
  • Humberto Carrillo (drafted from RAW)
  • Akira Tozawa (drafted from RAW)
  • R-Truth - 24/7 Champion (drafted from RAW)
  • Shorty G
Reigns will lead SD

Female superstars:

  • Bayley - SmackDown Women's Champion
  • Sasha Banks
  • Carmella
  • Lacey Evans
  • Namoi 
  • Nikki Cross 
  • Tamina 
  • Mickie James (drafted from RAW)
Bayley and Banks will feud on SD

Tag teams and stables:

  • Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura - SmackDown Tag Team Champions
  • The New Day
  • Heavy Machinery 
  • Lucha House Party
  • Miz and Morrison
  • The Iconics (drafted from RAW) 
The SD tag champs will stay

So, that's how we hope the SmackDown and RAW rosters will look after this year's WWE Draft. 

We've made plenty of changes, notably moving AJ Styles back to RAW along with 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt, who could do with a fresh start. 

Elsewhere, Kevin Owens and Aleister Black could be good picks for SmackDown and should continue their feud on Friday nights, rather than RAW.

KO and Black could move to SD

It would also be cool to see a few NXT call ups and we've backed The Undisputed Era, Velveteen Dream, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano to get a promotion to the main roster this year.

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