WWE releases rules for upcoming draft

Monday July 18th, 2016

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The WWE has released the rules for its brand-extension draft this Tuesday.

The company is preparing a brand split, making its second show, SmackDown, a live broadcast in the process. The event will take place one night after the airing of Raw, where the general managers of each show will be announced.

Brock Lesnar, who was popped for doping this week, will still be among the performers selected in the draft. 

Here are some ground rules, as written at WWE.com:

• Raw has the first overall pick

• Since SmackDown Live is a two-hour show and Raw is three hours, for every two picks SmackDown Live receives, Raw will receive three picks

• Tag teams count as one pick unless a Commissioner/General Manager specifically only wants one member of the team​

• Six draft picks will be made off the NXT roster​

The draft will air on USA Network at 8 p.m.

- Kenny Ducey

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