There is a big buzz in the WWE fan community for the upcoming RAW and Smackdown brand split. Many fans have been wondering how or when the brand draft would take place. WWE has now announced that the draft will take place on the July 19th live Smackdown.
You can check out WWE’s full statement on the draft below:
The destiny of all WWE Superstars will be determined when SmackDown goes live for the first time ever Tuesday, July 19, at 8/7 C on USA Network. A WWE Draft will be conducted by respective General Managers to select which Superstars will compete exclusively on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown.
For the first time in history on back-to-back nights, these two distinctive brands (Monday Night Raw and Tuesday’s SmackDown) will compete with each other for television ratings, live events and pay-per-views.
“We’re already hearing the excitement among WWE fans for SmackDown’s new live format, and our audiences are eagerly anticipating the live Draft and what it means for their favorite Superstars,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
Where will your favorite Superstars end up? Find out Tuesday, July 19, when SmackDown goes LIVE!