WWE SmackDown: 5 Last-Minute Predictions for the Draft - Unexpected #1 Pick, Major Faction Splits
The 2019 edition of WWE Draft is less than 24 hours away from us, as the second episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX would see the first night of the draft. We already have a blockbuster match set for the show, as the Universal Champion Seth Rollins will take on his former Shield brother Roman Reign,s with the winner of the match deciding which brand gets the first pick of the draft.
The internet has been buzzing with fans discussing all the possible permutations and combinations that could happen at the Draft, leading to two completely new rosters for both RAW and SmackDown. It would also be interesting to see whether the two Executive Directors of RAW and SmackDown, Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff, get involved in the process, embracing their on-screen personas as well.
So without further ado, let's take a look at the five last-minute predictions for the first day of the draft on Friday Night SmackDown tomorrow. I invite you all to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment box below. Who do you think will be the #1 pick?
#5 The Fiend costs Rollins the match, is drafted to RAW as the overall #1 Pick
In what should probably be the opening match of the show, the two top babyfaces of the company and former Shield brothers Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns would face-off to determine which brand gets to choose the first pick.
With Seth being the Universal Champion, it's tough to imagine him taking a clean loss until the plan is to tease his heel turn. Following the disastrous ending of the Hell in a Cell match between him and Bray Wyatt, fans are yet to see any proper conclusion to the story - with the biggest question being whether the feud is over or not.
If we know one thing about The Fiend, it's that he does not forget, and ending the storyline without any conclusion might not go down very well with the fans. An attack from The Fiend on Rollins could give him a disqualification victory, allowing RAW to choose the first pick.
This is where WWE could make things interesting by having Bray Wyatt as the overall #1 pick and drafting him to RAW. That would surely show the confidence Vince and the company has in Wyatt and his new gimmick.