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

How to watch WWE Crown Jewel 2022: Live stream online, start time, PLE schedule, match card

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The WWE Crown Jewel 2022 match card is set and it’s all happening this Saturday live on Peacock. Tune in to watch the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between social media star Logan Paul and the defending champion, The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. We’ve got you covered on everything you need to know so you don’t miss a second of the action.

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

Where is WWE’s Crown Jewel event?

Crown Jewel is WWE’s main recurring event in Saudi Arabia and the 2022 event marks the fourth year in a ten-year partnership between the two sides. This year’s event will be held at Mrsool Park in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. 

What time is WWE Crown Jewel 2022?

WWE’s Crown Jewel Kickoff show begins at 11 a.m. ET and the main card PLE event should start around 12 p.m. ET.

  • WWE’s The Bump will be available on-demand beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock
  • Kickoff Show: 11 a.m. ET
  • Main card:  12 p.m. ET

How to watch WWE Crown Jewel this year

Crown Jewel will be available on Peacock for fans in the U.S. and WWE Network for viewers outside of the U.S.

Who is the current WWE Universal Champion?

Roman Reigns, who last defeated Drew McIntyre at WWE Clash at the Castle. He will defend this title against Logan Paul in the main event on Saturday. This will mark Paul’s third official match inside a WWE ring, and he’s coming off defeating The Miz at Summerslam and knocking out Jey Uso at WWE Smackdown. Jake Paul, Logan’s brother, is fresh off his defeat of Anderson Silva last weekend and will be in Logan’s corner for support against the rest of The Bloodline.

WWE Crown Jewel 2022 match card

  • The Usos vs. The Brawling Brutes
  • Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Damage Control
  • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (with Scarlett)
  • Braun Strowman vs. Omos (with MVP)
  • The O.C. vs The Judgment Day
  • Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley
  • Roman Reigns vs Logan Paul

“At WWE Crown Jewel, the WWE Universe will once again go down the rabbit hole as Bray Wyatt is scheduled to appear.”

Are there any WWE events after Crown Jewel?

After Crown Jewel, WWE will wrap up the 2022 schedule with Survivor Series in Boston on November 26 and NXT Deadline on December 10.

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 Crown Jewel, 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.

Crown Jewel will be available on Premium Live Events (PLE) or via Peacock for fans in the U.S.

WWE Extreme Rules: How to watch, start time, PLE schedule, live stream

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The WWE returns to Philadelphia to host Extreme Rules for the first time in October.

The Wells Fargo Center, which housed the event in 2019, will be the center of the wrestling world when Ronda Rousey looks to avenge her controversial loss at SummerSlam in a no holds barred match against Liv Morgan for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Also on the card are Seth “Freaking” Rollins and Matt Riddle continuing their grudge match inside the fight pit with special guest referee and UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier.

Click here to sign up for Peacock and watch WWE Extreme Rules!

What time is WWE Extreme Rules?

  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • WWE’s The Bump: 3 p.m. ET
  • Kickoff Show: 7 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 8 p.m. ET

What channel is showing WWE Extreme Rules?

What to know about WWE Extreme Rules

Ronda Rousey is on a rampage to reclaim the SmackDown Women’s Championship, dominating a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the opportunity to get champion, Liv Morgan, in a match, with no rules, no disqualifications and no mercy.

Matt Riddle continues his ongoing feud against Seth “Freakin” Rollins inside the fight pit, where a steel cage will hold these two brawlers in what is looking to be a brutal match.

Don’t forget: the day kicks off at 3 p.m. ET with WWE Extreme Rules edition of WWE’s The Bump, with Kayla Braxton, Matt Camp and Ryan Pappolla preparing for the night’s action and chatting with special guests ahead of the showdowns to come.

WWE Extreme Rules matches

  • SmackDown Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match – Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Raw Women’s Championship Ladder Match – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley
  • Inside the Fight Pit (Guest referee UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier) – Matt Riddle vs. Seth “Freaking” Rollins
  • Strap Match – Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kros
  • “I Quit” Match – Edge vs. Finn Balor
  • Six-Man Tag Team Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match – The Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium

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 Extreme Rules, 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.

Extreme Rules will be available on Premium Live Events (PLE) or via Peacock for fans in the U.S.