The Miz and Charlotte are ready for the 2016 WWE Draft

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The fate of the WWE roster will be determined Tuesday night at the 2016 WWE Draft.

For the first time since 2002, the authority figures for both Raw and SmackDown will stand on stage and announce their picks as two separate rosters will be created by the end of the night. It’s an exciting time for every wrestling fan due to the unpredictable nature of the draft, but is it exciting for the performers who have no idea what to expect on Tuesday night?

“Everyone is nervous. Your life changes,” The Miz told NBC Sports.

“I am excited. It’s another opportunity to raise the bar for the women and maybe main event a Pay-Per-View,” says Charlotte.

In terms of draft experience, Charlotte is a rookie, but The Miz is a veteran. The current Intercontential Champion has been drafted three times in his career (‘07,’09, ’10), which means he understands just how significant the 2016 draft is.

“This one feels extra special because we haven’t done it in so long. Every superstar wants to compete; every wrestler wants to have the best ratings,” he said.

So what show does The Miz want to compete on?

“I want the best competition no matter what show it is.”

Charlotte echoed a similar sentiment when asked the same question.

“Whatever show I get drafted to, I want to make it the best show.”

If Charlotte is going to make her show the best show, she’s going to have to do it with a thin roster of talent. Out of the 52 names eligible to be drafted, only 10 are women and only seven out of those 10 women have received television time over the past few months.

In my mock draft, I wondered if it would be better for the women’s roster to be exclusive to Raw. With the extra hour of television that needs to be filled every week, it would be beneficial for the women to grow as performers because they would have additional time to tell their stories.

“I definitely thought about that and I think that would be great, but I don’t see them only having women on one show,” Charlotte said when I proposed this idea to her.

If the WWE is going to have women on both shows, does this mean the women’s champion is going to have to pull double duty and bounce back and forth between Raw and SmackDown Live?

“I would absolutely like to work both brands, but I have no idea what’s going to happen,” she said.

Charlotte did mention that the “new talents [from NXT] will add a lot” and she’s absolutely right. The addition of performers such as Bayley, Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax…

(Yes, the sound you heard was the collective groan of the Internet. I think she will be just fine on the main roster, but creative needs to be careful with her early on.)

…will give the women’s roster a shot in the arm, but there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered on Tuesday night regarding the future of the women’s championship.

There is one question that we already have an answer to: how important is Tuesday night for every performer in the WWE?

The Miz said it best, “this is a career changer.”

I suppose that is why he’s awesome.

Twitter: @ScottDargis

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.

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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!