WWE Smackdown Live 7/19/16…WWE Draft

A little 30 minutes away from history being made.  Smackdown will be live, and we will have a WWE Draft.  Raw will be on the clock.

Smackdown is next.

We are live, with Mauro Ranallo, Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

We have everyone come out to start the show.  Ready for the first pick.

Stephanie McMahon wants honor going on, and Raw gets the first pick.

The choice is:

Seth Rollins.

Later tonight, Rollins Vs Ambrose for the WWE Title.

Smackdown gets:

Dean Ambrose

Raw picks:


Smackdown selects:

AJ Styles

Raw selects:

Finn Balor, from NXT.

John Cena interrupts the fun here, ready for a match.  He will be facing Luke Gallows.

AJ Styles and Karl Anderson has Luke’s back, and now Enzo and Cass have Cena’s back.

The bottom of the screen shows us a recap of who was chosen.  I love this.

Cena picks up the win with an Attitude Adjustment, after Cass and Amore take care of AJ and Anderson.

Tonight, for the WWE Championship.  Ambrose Vs Rollins.

Next, it’s Champion Vs Challenger tag match.  The Miz and Rusev Vs Ryder and Young.

The next picks are up.

It should be Smackdown, but Raw gets the first pick.

Raw chooses:

Roman Reigns

Smackdown chooses:

John Cena

Raw chooses:

Brock Lesnar

Smackdown Chooses:

Randy Orton

Raw chooses:

The New Day

Tag team match is up now.  Rusev and The Miz Vs Young and Ryder.

Darren Young and Zack Ryder win when Young makes The Miz tap out to the Cross Face Chicken Wing.


Tonight, 2 on 1 Handicap match with Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte and Dana Brooke.

But next, Xavier Woods Vs Bray Wyatt.

Xavier Vs Bray is up now.

Bray had Xavier in a trance, but Xavier woke up.  Put up a good fight, but Sister Abigail.

Cole told us during the match The Wyatts are separate picks in the draft.

Demon Kane will face Kevin Owens.

Owens is upset he isn’t drafted yet.

And here comes Sami Zayn, wanting to fight.

Kane gives both men a Chokeslam.

I guess no match.

Raw is on the clock.

Their choice:

Sami Zayn

Smackdown chooses:

Bray Wyatt

Raw selects:

Sasha Banks

Smackdown selects:

Becky Lynch

Raw selects:

Chris Jericho

Draft Center caught up with Dean Ambrose earlier.  He is excited about being the first pick on Smackdown.

Up next, 2 on 1 Handicap match with Charlotte and Dana vs Sasha.

Charlotte and Dana Vs Sasha is now.

Charlotte pins Sasha with Natural Selection.

More draft picks.

Raw selects:

Rusev, with Lana

Smackdown selects:

The Miz, with Maryse

Raw selects:

Kevin Owens

Smackdown selects:

Baron Corbin

Raw selects:

Cass and Enzo

Tonight, Ambrose Vs Rollins for the WWE Championship.

But next, Cesaro Vs Jericho.

A recap of the top Raw and Smackdown picks.

Jericho Vs Cesaro is now.

Jericho hits a Code Breaker, winning the match.

Tonight, WWE Championship on the line.  Ambrose Vs Rollins.

We come back, and see Becky Lynch attack Natalya before Nattie could go out for her match.  We are ready to see this at Battleground.

More draft picks

Raw will select:

Gallows and Anderson

The Club are broken up, it seems.

Smackdown selects:

American Alpha, from NXT

I love that pick.

Raw selects:

The Big Show

Smackdown selects:

Dolph Ziggler

Raw selects:

Nia Jax, from NXT

Earlier tonight, Seth Rollins shared his thoughts from Draft Center.

Next, WWE Championship, Ambrose Vs Rollins.

More draft picks, Raw chooses:


Smackdown chooses:


Raw chooses:


Smackdown chooses:

Alberto Del Rio

Raw chooses, for the last pick:


WWE Championship is up now, Rollins Vs Ambrose.

Dean Ambrose wins the match with Dirty Deeds.

An incredible match here, and we see Shane celebrate with Daniel Bryan.

PPV rundown now for this coming Sunday.

30 draft picks remain, and I will give you continuing coverage, stick with me.

Renee Young, Booker T, Lita, and Corey Graves welcome us to the third, and final hour.

Draft Center Live is now.

For right now, the Smackdown is the home of the WWE Championship.  Anything can happen this Sunday.

Tom Phillips is with Neville, the newest Raw superstar.

Neville is back from his injury, and ready to go.

This Sunday, at Battleground, we will have a Triple Threat for the WWE Championship, Ambrose Vs Rollins Vs Reigns.

The draft picks will continue here.

Raw’s draft for round 7.

The picks is:

The Golden Truth

Smackdown’s choice is:

The Usos.

Raw’s choice is:

Titus O’ Neil

Smackdown’s choice is:

Demon Kane

Raw’s choice is:


Round 7 is complete.

Greg Hamilton is standing by with Natalya.

The events that took place earlier tonight with Becky Lynch.  The world can now see the kind of person who Becky is, the one who stole Nattie’s spotlight, by attacking her from behind.  Greg tries to stir the pot, by talking about Becky being selected before Nattie.  Becky will play the role of victim, this Sunday at Battleground.

Jo-Jo with Cesaro, who was selected at Raw.

Cesaro felt he should have been a top 10 pick.  Cesaro felt he would have been a better fit at Smackdown, but he will overcome the odds.

Cesaro shares his thoughts with how Foley and Stephanie can co-exist.  Cesaro feels the focus needs to be on the superstars getting drafted, not talking about the ones running the show.  People can see that Cesaro can speak, but he would like to speak the language WWE Universe always likes, wrestling.

The Golden Truth joins the Draft Center desk.

Goldbook is reunited, (The name I chose for them in 2002).  They line up against the young talent.

I am a fan of The Golden Truth though.

Round 8 is set.

Raw selects:

Darren Young

Smackdown selects:


Raw selects:

Sin Cara

Smackdown selects:


Raw selects:

Jack Swagger

Smackdown selects:

The Ascension

Round 8 is complete.

Alberto Del Rio is ready for his move for Smackdown, and The Usos join the desk.

Jo-Jo is with Titus.  He is excited to be a part of Raw.  It’s time to join a fresh chapter for Titus.

Darren Young is with Titus, he is more excited about reuniting with Titus.  Jo-Jo shares some thoughts from Mr. Backlund and Darren Young.

Darren needs to share a constant barbarism.  Can they go out and party tonight?

No, they never slow down.  They will work harder.

Darren will be ready this Sunday for Battleground.  He will out-wrestle Miz, but he is also going to out fight him.

The draft is continuing.

Raw selects:

The Dudley Boyz

Smackdown selects:

Zack Ryder

Raw selects:

Summer Rae

Smackdown selects:

Apollo Crews

Raw selects:

Mark Henry

Smackdown selects:

Alexa Bliss, from NXT

Round 9 is complete.

Greg Hamilton hears from Kalisto.  He is very excited to be a part of Smackdown, and he remembers what Baron Corbin did to him.

This could be a big moment for Apollo Crews.

We kick round 10 with:

Braun Strowman

Smackdown selects:


Raw selects:

Bo Dallas

Smackdown selects:

Eva Marie from NXT

Raw selects:

The Shining Stars

Smackdown selects:

The Vaudevillains

Round 10 is complete.

Shane O’ Mac and Daniel Bryan join the crowd.

Jo-Jo is with Bo Dallas

Social Outcasts are out there, but Raw just selected Bo Dallas.

Reality sinks in, but all we have to do is BOlieve.

The final round here.

Raw selects:

Alicia Fox

Smackdown selects:

Erick Rowan

Raw selects:

Dana Brooke

Smackdown selects:

Mojo Rawley, from NXT

Oh goodness

Raw selects:

Curtis Axel

The final draft pick, from Smackdown is:

Carmella, from NXT.

Now we hear from Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon.

Mick and Stephanie’s best choices were Charlotte and Finn Balor.  Both of them in the first round.

Mick was the one and only name Stephanie had in mind as GM.  They have had a history together.

The show ends here, and Heath Slater still hasn’t been chosen.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A fun night of action, and the draft is complete.  Raw receives the most superstars, but Smackdown picked up some good spots too.  My three favorite Raw picks were Rollins, Charlotte, and Balor.  But Smackdown picked up AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, and my favorite pick, American Alphas.

Who were your favorites?  If there are updates, I will share them with you tomorrow, so keep checking this week.

























































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