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2024 WWE Draft rules, draft pools, eligible Superstars revealed

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2024 WWE Draft rules, draft pools, eligible Superstars revealed

The 2024 WWE Draft is a two-night event that will span SmackDown and Raw.

It’s draft fever all across sports – While AEW owner and Jacksonville Jaguars executive Tony Khan showed up to the NFL Draft in a neck brace last night, WWE is holding their annual draft. The 2024 WWE Draft begins tonight on SmackDown and will continue on Monday Night Raw.

Rules of WWE Draft 2024

The rules for the WWE Draft are a little bit different this year than in years past – champions are staying where they are, for instance. According to WWE.com, here are the rules for this year’s WWE Draft:

Champions on each brand will be protected and are not eligible to be drafted. As a result, Damian Priest, Becky Lynch, Awesome Truth and Sami Zayn will remain on Raw. Cody Rhodes, Bayley, A-Town Down Under and Logan Paul will remain on SmackDown.

Even though their status as champions allows them to go to both brands, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane are eligible to be drafted. They will be assigned to that brand if they lose the titles.

Friday’s SmackDown will feature four rounds of draft picks being announced. Each round will consist of the brands making two picks apiece for a total of 16 picks being announced (8 for SmackDown and 8 for Raw).

Monday’s Raw will feature six rounds of draft picks being announced. Each round will consist of the brands making two picks apiece for a total of 24 picks (12 for Raw and 12 for SmackDown).

SmackDown will have the first pick on Friday, and Raw will have first pick on Monday.

Rosters will go into effect on Monday, May 6, two days after Backlash France.

Eligible Superstars in 2024 WWE Draft Night 1

Superstars have been split into two pools, one for tonight and another for Monday’s Draft. Here are the Superstars eligible to be drafted tonight:

  • AJ Styles
  • Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn
  • Alpha Academy (Chad Gable, Otis, Akira Tozawa and Maxxine Dupri)
  • Andrade
  • Bianca Belair
  • Bron Breakker
  • Cedric Alexander and Ashante “Thee” Adonis
  • Ivar
  • Jey Uso
  • LA Knight
  • Liv Morgan
  • Nia Jax
  • Randy Orton
  • Ricochet
  • Seth “Freakin” Rollins
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Sheamus
  • The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, “MFT” Tama Tonga and Paul Heyman)
  • The O.C. (Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Michin)
  • Zoey Stark

* NXT Superstars will be eligible to be drafted.

Eligible Superstars in 2024 WWE Draft Night 2

  • #DIY
  • Apollo Crews
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bronson Reed
  • Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell
  • Chelsea Green and Piper Niven
  • CM Punk
  • The Creed Brothers (Julius Creed, Brutus Creed and Ivy Nile)
  • Damage CTRL (IYO SKY, Dakota Kai and Kabuki Warriors)
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Final Testament (Karrion Kross, AOP, Scarlett and Paul Ellering)
  • Giovanni Vinci
  • Imperium (Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser)
  • Jade Cargill
  • Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh)
  • Kayden Carter and Katana Chance
  • Kevin Owens
  • Legado del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Angel, Berto and Elektra Lopez)
  • LWO (Rey Mysterio, Carlito, Dragon Lee, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde and Zelina Vega)
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate)
  • New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
  • Odyssey Jones
  • Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince and Kit Wilson)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Tegan Nox
  • The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Street Profits and B-Fab)
  • Tiffany Stratton

* NXT Superstars will be eligible to be drafted.

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