Report: WWE Draft Delayed Until October
The draft was originally reported to be happening at the end of August
WWE's annual draft has reportedly been postponed until the beginning of October.
The draft, which sees WWE superstars switch between the company's three brands - Raw, SmackDown and NXT - has been a concept utilised by the promotion since 2002 and has featured on a near annual basis in one form or another since the return to split rosters in 2016.
Previous reports had indicated that the 2021 draft would take place reasonably quickly following WWE SummerSlam, which is billed for Saturday 21 August. However, Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast is now reporting that the decision has been made to push the 2021 draft back to the beginning of October.
The date Zarian has been told is the 4th October, which would put the 2021 WWE draft on the 30th season premiere of Monday Night Raw.
It is uncertain if the draft would take place across one night or two, as in previous years. If WWE decide to do two nights of drafts, then that opens up Friday 1 October and Friday 8 October SmackDowns to be involved as well.