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WWE 2016 Draft Predictions

There is only one week remaining until the return of the World Wrestling Entertainment Draft. With Monday Night Raw and Tuesday Night SmackDown having unique rosters, the landscape of the top wrestling promotion in the world will be altered, indubitably. Though the audience has been divided on whether or not it was wise for Vince McMahon and company to return to this well, all can agree that some sort of shake up was sorely needed.

We at The Scrum Sports decided to submit our own predictions for the top ten picks for Raw and the top ten picks for SmackDown. In seven days, we shall see which of us was the most accurate.

Joel:

Raw Draft Picks:
1. Dean Ambrose (World Champ)
2. Seth Rollins
3. Roman Reigns
4. Rusev (US Champ)
5. Kevin Owens
6. The New Day (Tag Team Champions)
7. The Wyatt Family
8. Enzo Amore and Big Cass
9. American Alpha *
10. Tye Dillinger *

SmackDown Draft Picks:
1. John Cena
2. AJ Styles
3. The Miz (IC Champ)
4. Cesaro
5. Sami Zayn
6. The Club (Anderson and Gallows)
7. Charlotte (Women’s Champion)
8. Sasha Banks
9. Finn Balor *
10. Austin Aries *

Gene:

Raw Draft Picks:
1. Dean Ambrose (WWE Champion)
2. Roman Reigns
3. Seth Rollins
4. The Miz w/Maryse (Intercontinental Champion)
5. The Wyatt Family
6. The New Day (Tag Team Champions)
7. Charlotte (Women’s Champion)
8. Kevin Owens
9. Sasha Banks
10. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Surprise Returns: MVP, Randy Orton

SmackDown Draft Picks
1. John Cena
2. AJ Styles
3. Anderson & Gallows
4. Rusev w/Lana (U.S. Champion)
5. Becky Lynch
6. American Alpha *
7. Sami Zayn
8. Cesaro
9. Bayley *
10. Finn Balor *
Surprise Returns: Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle

Trevor:
This is not the order I feel people will be drafted. Just a 1-10 list of who I think ends up on each show.
Raw
1. Kevin Owens
2. The Miz (IC Champ)
3. Charlotte (Women’s Champ)
4. Sasha Banks
5. Bayley (NXT Call-up)
6. Enzo and Big Cass
7. Baron Corbin
8. Cesaro
9. Samoa Joe (NXT Call-up)
10. Seth Rollins
Surprise Returns
Kurt Angle, Carlito, Shelton Benjamin
SmackDown
1. John Cena
2. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT Call-up)
3. The Club
4. The New Day (Tag Team Champs)
5. Dean Ambrose (WWE Champ)
6. Rusev and Lana (US Champ)
7. Finn Balor (NXT Call-up)
8. Sami Zayn
9. American Alpha
10. Booby Roode (NXT Call-up)
Surprise Returns
Rey Mysterio, Goldberg,
“Free Agent”
Roman Reigns

* Denotes NXT call up

A few of our choices seem the same across the board. Others are quite contradictory. On July 19th at 8pm/7pm Central, we shall see who chose correctly as SmackDown airs the 2016 WWE Draft live on USA Network.

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