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Posted By: WrestlingNewsSource.Com on Jun 20, 2013

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WWE Draft History


Year: 2011
Brand: RAWSmackDown

Overview: 
The 8th annual WWE Draft took place from the RBC Center  on April 25 from Raleigh, North Carolina. It was not a 3 hour event like previous drafts but was notable for the trade of John Cena to SmackDown and the back again to RAW on the same night. A supplemental draft took place the following day on WWE.com.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2011 DRAFT RESULTS



Year:
2010
Brand: RAW, SmackDown

Overview:
The Draft took place over two days: the first day was televised live for three hours on April 26; the second part, the \"Supplemental Draft\", was held on April 28. This was the first draft since 2005 to not feature the ECW  brand, due to its disbandment on February 16, 2010

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2010 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2009
Brand: RAW, SmackDown & ECW

Overview:
The Draft took place over two days: the first day was televised live for three hours on April 13. the second part, the \"Supplemental Draft\", was held on April 15.Overall, 36 draft selections were made, the most since the original draft in 2002 (which featured 57 selections).

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2009 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2008
Brand: RAW, SmackDown & ECW

Overview:
Was the second consecutive draft where draft picks were determined by matches. During the draft, three championships switched brands due to the champions switching brands. The draft was announced by Vince McMahon on May 26, and took place on June 23 on a special three-hour episode of Raw.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2008 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2007
Brand: RAW, SmackDown & ECW

Overview:
Was the first ever tri-branded draft lottery, where all three of WWE\'s brands took part in the draft. Unlike previous drafts where the general managers were able to randomly select their draftee, matches took place between representatives of each brand and the winner received a draft pick. The draft was announced by Shane McMahon on May 28, and took place on June 11 on a special three-hour episode of Raw.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2007 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2006
Brand: ECW

Overview:
As part of the launch of the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand, WWE allowed ECW representative Paul Heyman to draft one superstar from each of the Raw and SmackDown! brands.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2006 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2005
Brand: RAW & Smackdown!

Overview:
Unlike previous draft lotteries which occurred on one night, this draft lottery took place over the month of June. Each general manager received five random picks. During the draft, SmackDown! was left without a world champion after Raw drafted John Cena, who at the time held the WWE Championship. SmackDown! announced plans to create their own world championship, but abandoned them when they acquired Batista from Raw, who at the time held the World Heavyweight Championship.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2005 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2004
Brand: RAW & Smackdown!

Overview:
To remain active with the WrestleMania XX tagline of \"Where it all begins again\", WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced a draft lottery, as he stated it was time for a \"new WWE\" and \"it\'s time to shake things up again\". Each general manager received six picks.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2004 DRAFT RESULTS]



Year: 2002
Brand: RAW & Smackdown!

Overview:
After acquiring World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the WWF split its roster into two distinctive wrestling brands, Raw and SmackDown!. WWE CEO Linda McMahon announced that WWE co-owners Ric Flair and Vince McMahon would draft superstars to Raw and SmackDown! respectively. The Rock was acquired by SmackDown! as the first overall pick, and The Undertaker was acquired by RAW as its first pick in the draft.

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2002 DRAFT RESULTS]

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