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WWE Announces Draft Rules, Pools & Special Guests For SmackDown

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 10, 1992) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode was pre-taped from the Municipal Auditorium in Columbus, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1992’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Jake Roberts & The Barbarian vs. Sting & Ron Simmions (JIP)

– Z Man vs. Sgt Buddy Lee Parker

– Shane Dougles vs. George South

– Steve Austin & Brian Pillman vs. Scott Steiner & Marcus Alexander Bagwell

• WWE Announces Draft Rules, Pools & Special Guests For SmackDown

WWE made the following two announcements today regarding the upcoming Draft:

Star-studded celebrity lineup, including Alex Rodriguez, Michael Che and Colin Jost, to take part in WWE Draft

“The stars will be out for the WWE Draft.

Fourteen-time MLB All-Star and FOX analyst Alex Rodriguez, “Saturday Night Live’s” Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Weekend Update” segments, “Mr. Robot’s” Christian Slater, “NFL on FOX’s” Joe Buck and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, and “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer are among the celebrities set to take part.

The WWE Draft will determine the rosters of Raw and SmackDown. It begins tomorrow on Friday Night SmackDown at 8 ET/5 PT on FOX and continues Monday on Raw at 8/7 C on USA Network.

Additional personalities scheduled to appear include:

* Kevin Burkhardt and Frank Thomas — FOX MLB analysts

* Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Tony Gonzalez — FOX NFL Sunday

* Ronde Barber, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman and Daryl Johnston — FOX NFL analysts

* Charissa Thompson, Michael Vick and Peter Schrager — FOX NFL Kickoff

* Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer — Big Noon Kickoff

* Joel Klatt — FOX College Football analyst

* Dulé Hill of USA’s “Psych” and “Suits”

* James Roday of “Psych”

* Marcus Lemonis of “The Profit”

* Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga of “Real Housewives of New Jersey”

* Rodney Harrison and Chris Simms — Football Night in America

* Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino — Premier League Live

Below is the full list of WWE Draft rules:

* Over 70 Superstars, as well as tag teams, are eligible for selection in this year’s WWE Draft

* SmackDown will draft 30 Superstars, and Raw will select another 41 Superstars

* Since SmackDown is a two-hour show and Raw is a three-hour show, for every two picks SmackDown makes, Raw will receive three

* Tag teams will count as one pick unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team

* Any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing”

Preliminary WWE Draft Pools announced

“SmackDown and Raw are officially on the clock.

The preliminary WWE Draft Pools have been determined and designate which WWE Superstars are available for selection on each night.

Below is the full list of draft-eligible Superstars organized by assigned night:

Friday Night SmackDown – Oct. 11

Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch

Roman Reigns

The O.C. (United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt

Drew McIntyre

Randy Orton

Sasha Banks


Braun Strowman

Bobby Lashley

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

Lacey Evans

The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)


The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)

Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado)


Kevin Owens

Humberto Carrillo

Akira Tozawa

Sin Cara

Eric Young


Chad Gable

Heath Slater

Drew Gulak

The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)


Raw – Oct. 14

Universal Champion Seth Rollins

WWE Champion Brock Lesnar

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair

Titus O’Neil

Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn)

Aleister Black

The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)

Daniel Bryan


Luke Harper

Erick Rowan

The Miz


King Corbin


Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode

Samoa Joe

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)


Cedric Alexander

Rey Mysterio



AOP (Akam & Rezar)

Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis)

Apollo Crews


Liv Morgan

Jinder Mahal

Buddy Murphy

Mojo Rawley

No Way José

Dana Brooke

Shelton Benjamin

Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder

The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)

Sarah Logan

Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)

Drake Maverick

The WWE Draft begins with the Friday, Oct. 11 episode of SmackDown on FOX at 8/7 C. Catch the final picks on the Monday, Oct. 14 episode of Raw on USA Network at 8/7C.”

Also Read: WWE Announces Draft Stipulation For SmackDown

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