WWE SmackDown: 5 Last-Minute Predictions for the Draft - Unexpected #1 Pick, Major Faction Splits
#4 Brock Lesnar becomes the #1 pick for SmackDown
Talking about the #2 overall pick and the #1 pick for the SmackDown brand, the blue brand could go ahead with none other than the WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar. Last week on the debut episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, Lesnar defeated the former WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston for the title in just 8 seconds.
What followed that wasn't necessarily a good moment for the Beast Incarnate as the former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez made his way to the ring and straight-away took the fight to Lesnar. Cain famously defeated Lesnar for the UFC World Heavyweight Title in 2010 in a first-round TKO.
SmackDown on FOX is set to have a more sports-like feel around it, and Brock Lesnar seems to be the perfect fit for the show. Two former top UFC stars appearing on SmackDown and feuding for the WWE Championship is exactly what FOX needs to turn more eyes towards the product and increase the ratings.
With Lesnar as the WWE Champion on SmackDown, Seth Rollins can be then drafted to RAW - continuing his rivalry with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. As per the reports, FOX is keen on having Roman Reigns as a part of SmackDown, hence The Big Dog could be then drafted to the blue brand.