WWE Mock Draft Version 1.5

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When the WWE had their first draft back in 2002, the world of mock drafts wasn’t anything like it is today. If you actually had access to the Internet 16 years ago, odds are you weren’t using it to seek out the 25th version of an NBA mock draft.

But now with the Internet fully integrated into our daily lives, mock drafts– full transparency here–have become one of the most popular ways to drive traffic to a sports website. They’re used to create conversation on social media because it’s fun to speculate about where the top college players will land and the trades that may take place.

Draft night is an event that demands your attention, which is exactly what the WWE has attempted to achieve with this version of the brand split.

The 2002 WWE Draft was very much an entertainment show that focused on the comedy stylings of Vince McMahon and Ric Flair. This time around, Shane (Smackdown) and Stephanie McMahon (Raw) have been positioned as the head of each brand, but the added twist is the addition of a general manager character on each show, who will be revealed on Monday.

But that’s not what’s important here!

The addition of live companion coverage on the network is what we need to be talking about. This is a clear sign that the company is open to using the network as a “news” source, which means they need to treating their product like an actual sport.

As I wrote in the Raw Recap last week, the announcers did an excellent job discussing the reasons to either pick or avoid guys in the draft. JBL essentially said Cena shouldn’t be a top pick because he’s only around part time, which felt like a shoot comment. The conversation felt logical for once.

This is a key moment for WWE. It’s a great opportunity to…

Over the weekend, the WWE tweeted out the rules for the draft on Tuesday night, which negated my first mock draft. Here are the rules:

So without further ado, here is my WWE mock draft V1.5:

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– The toughest decision I had was figuring out where Finn Balor would wind up. Initially I thought it would be a great idea to put him on Raw so he could form a second branch of The Club with two other guys, but then I looked at how thin SmackDown’s roster was and decided it would be better for him to be there instead. This way he could join The Club and then begin a long term story that eventually results in Gallows and Anderson kicking Styles out and putting Balor in charge.

– I had no idea what to do with the women’s roster because we don’t know if Charlotte is going to be able to float back and forth between both shows or if she’s going to stick to one show. I went with this concept as I made the mock draft, which is why there are women on both shows.

But in theory it makes sense for the entire women’s roster to be on Raw because there is an extra hour of television that has to be filled every week. It would be ideal for the women to get more time to shine as opposed to having their matches cut short due to other segments running long.

– The tag division is WEAK, which is why it was hard for me to break up any teams besides the Lucha Dragons. I know creative has been set on giving Zack Ryder a singles push, but it’s time to bring up Mojo Rawley and get the Hype Bros. up on the main roster along with American Alpha.

Perhaps this could be a free agent signing after the draft?

The Revival could then head up to Raw after they drop the NXT tag titles to Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano.

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– With the second world title coming, it makes sense to introduce it on Raw and create an eight man tournament for the title featuring: Brock, Orton, Rollins, Reigns, Jericho, Nakamura, Rusev, Zayn.

What do you guys think will happen next Tuesday night? Hit me up on Twitter (@ScottDargis) with your predictions or just to rip on me for my picks.

WWE Clash at the Castle: How to watch, start time, PPV schedule, live stream

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For the first time in over 30 years, the WWE is holding an event in a UK stadium for the world to witness.

The 74,000-capacity Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will be the epicenter of the wrestling world when Roman Reigns takes on Drew McIntyre in what is sure to be one of the best matches of 2022.

Not to be outdone by the main event of the evening, Liv Morgan looks to follow up her SummerSlam victory over Ronda Rousey with another win over an ex-UFC fighter in Shayna Baszler to defend her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship title.

Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch WWE Clash at the Castle live now!

What time is WWE Clash at the Castle Today?

  • Date: Saturday, September 3
  • Pre-show: 12 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 1 p.m. ET

What channel is showing WWE SummerSlam 2022?

How to watch and stream WWE live on Peacock:

Peacock is now the exclusive streaming home of WWE. With an upgrade to Peacock Premium, you will have access to all WWE Premium Live Events like WWE Clash at the Castle, as well as original series, groundbreaking documentaries, and your favorite shows from the WWE Archives.

Select a Premium Plan to create a new account or to upgrade. You can also upgrade or change your existing plan at any time. Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a recurring charge, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

Clash at the Castle will be available on pay-per-view or via Peacock for fans in the U.S.

What to know at WWE Clash at the Castle

After a controversial victory over Ronda Rousey in a rematch at SummerSlam, Liv Morgan finds herself in the ring against another established mixed martial artist in Shayna Baszlier, who overcame Raquel Rodriguez, Aliyah, Shotzi, Xia Li, Natalya and Sonya Deville en route to a title shot.

While there isn’t a belt on the line in this matchup, bragging rights certainly will be when Matt Riddle enters the ring against Seth “Freakin” Rollins in the fan’s main event of the evening.

After being scheduled to throw down at SummerSlam, Riddle withdrew due to injury which led to a postponement. However, he has not stayed out of the spotlight. A huge brawl on the August 15th of RAW sparked the rivalry between the two superstars once more, resulting in Riddle challenging Rollins once more to settle things once and for all at the WWE Clash at the Castle.

WWE Clash at the Castle matches

  • Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. The Judgment Day
  • Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus
  • Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins
  • Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship – Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
  • Undisputed WWE Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

WWE SummerSlam 2022: How to watch, start time, PPV schedule, live stream

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Will Roman Reigns defend his undisputed Universal title against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match? Is Logan Paul the real deal or just a flash in the pan? Tonight at WWE SummerSlam 2022, these questions will finally be answered.

While Riddle’s highly anticipated showdown against Seth Rollins was scrapped earlier this week due to injury, tonight’s main card of matches is still one you won’t want to miss.

Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch WWE SummerSlam 2022 live now!

What time is WWE SummerSlam 2022 today?

  • Date: Saturday, July 30
  • Pre-show start time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Main card start time: 8:00 p.m. ET

What channel is airing WWE SummerSlam 2022?

SummerSlam will be available on pay-per-view or via Peacock for fans in the U.S.

In addition to Roman Reigns’ title bout, The Usos will put their undisputed WWE tag team titles on the line against The Street Profits. Ronda Rousey also makes her return with vengeance on her mind as she takes on Liv Morgan in a rematch for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Logan Paul, who was teammates with The Miz at Wrestlemania, will now be on opposite sides of the ring with his former teammate tonight at SummerSlam. Can Paul get his revenge on The Miz after being humiliated by The Awesome One and prove who the bigger draw is in the WWE?

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WWE SummerSlam matches 2022

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar: Last Man Standing Match for the undisputed WWE Universal title
  • The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) (c) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford): Undisputed WWE tag team titles
  • Bianca Belair (c) vs. Becky Lynch: WWE “Raw” women’s title
  • Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey: WWE “SmackDown” women’s title
  • Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Theory: WWE United States title 
  • The Miz vs. Logan Paul
  • Pat McAfee vs. Happy Corbin
  • The Mysterios (Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio) vs. The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Balor)

How to watch and stream WWE live on Peacock:

Peacock is now the exclusive streaming home of WWE. With an upgrade to Peacock Premium, you will have access to all WWE Premium Live Events like WWE SummerSlam 2022, as well as original series, groundbreaking documentaries, and your favorite shows from the WWE Archives.

Select a Premium Plan to create a new account or to upgrade. You can also upgrade or change your existing plan at any time. Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a recurring charge, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch WWE SummerSlam live!