The WWE has laid out the rules and guidelines in the draft that will mark the brand split and rumors are swirling that The Undertaker together with Triple H and other superstars were not also included which means they could show up in both brands as they wish to.
According to Wrestlezone, Undertaker will not be included in the draft as he is due to appear at next year’s Wrestlemania in Orlando, Florida. It was also noted that the WWE is still waiting for official word for The Phenom if he will be indeed come back inside the ring. Aside from The Undertaker, it was also noted that Triple H will not also be included in the draft as he too is not expected to be back in action as well.
— #DafBama2017_AgnezMo (@UndertakerIDN) July 18, 2016
The Undertaker was last seen in April at Wrestlemania 32 wherein he was booked by WWE chairman Vince McMahon against his son Shane, who was making a comeback. Vince announced that should The Undertaker lose the match against Shane, it would be his final match at WrestleMania. At Wrestlemania, The Undertaker defeated Shane McMahon via pinfall.
The Undertaker was supposed to appear on the WWE tour of the UK in April 2016 but was pulled from the event days before the events took place. There were reports that noted The Undertaker walks away from the WWE, but no official word was announced.
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) July 18, 2016
For Triple H, he was last seen at the 2016 Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as the unannounced 30th entrant. Triple H was then challenged by Ambrose, whom he defeated at the Roadblock to defend the title, before dropping it back to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 32. Reports have it that it is still not known when he will return to ring action.
Aside from The Undertaker and Triple H, Brock Lesnar is not also on the list that includes in the draft are injured superstars namely Former Divas Champion Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, Emma, Luke Harper, Tamina, Tyson Kidd, and Ryback.
For the draft night the WWE has laid out the rules and guidelines in the draft and it includes Raw has the first overall pick; since SmackDown Live is a two-hour show and Raw is three hours, for every two picks SmackDown Live receives, Raw will receive three picks; tag teams count as one pick unless a Commissioner/General Manager specifically only wants one member of the team; and six draft picks will be made on the NXT roster.
— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) July 18, 2016
The WWE sees Roman Reigns, John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and of course any other current reigning champions, as well as NXT talents looking to be called up to be drafted quickly at the start of the event. It will be an interesting night for the WWE locker room as it will mean the split of the brands as SmackDown goes live as well.
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