2016 WWE Draft Review & Announce Team Changes

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As the WWE Draft happened on Smackdown Live, we have every draft pick up & we will have below if the FlexZone Special was right on each pick & my opinion on the better roster. Also we have information on the changes on the Raw & Smackdown Announce Teams & Pre-Show. Lets take a look below.

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2016 WWE Draft Picks(Results)

1 – Raw: Seth Rollins

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 6th(-5)

2 – SmackDown: Dean Ambrose

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 11th(-9)

3 – Raw: Charlotte

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 8th(-5)

4 – SmackDown: AJ Styles

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 4th(also as the Club) (100% Right)

5 – Raw: Finn Balor

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 30th (-25)

6 – Raw: Roman Reigns

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 10th(-4)

7 – SmackDown: John Cena

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 2nd(+5)

8 – Raw: Brock Lesnar

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 1st(+7)

9 – SmackDown: Randy Orton

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 22nd(-11)

10 – Raw: The New Day

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 20th(-10)

11 – Raw: Sami Zayn

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 26th(-15)

12 – SmackDown: Bray Wyatt

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 9th(as the Wyatt Family) (+3)

13 – Raw: Sasha Banks

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 7th(+6)

14 – SmackDown: Becky Lynch

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 21st(-7)

15 – Raw: Chris Jericho

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 12th(+3)

16 – Raw: Rusev

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 20th(-4)

17 – SmackDown: The Miz

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 23rd(+6)

18 – Raw: Kevin Owens

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 13th(+5)

19 – SmackDown: Baron Corbin

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 29th(-10)

20 – Raw: Enzo and Cass

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 17th(-3)

21 – Raw: Gallows and Anderson

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 4th(+17)

22 – SmackDown: American Alpha

23 – Raw: The Big Show

24 – SmackDown: Dolph Ziggler

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 15th(+9)

25 – Raw: Nia Jax

26 – Raw: Neville

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 14th(+12)

27 – SmackDown: Natalya

28 – Raw: Cesaro

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown (Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 19th(+9)

29 – SmackDown: Alberto Del Rio

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 28th(+1)

30 – Raw: Sheamus

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31 – Raw: Golden Truth

32 – SmackDown: The Usos

33 – Raw: Titus O’Neil

34 – SmackDown: Kane

35 – Raw: Paige

36 – Raw: Darren Young

37 – SmackDown: Kalisto

38 – Raw: Sin Cara

39 – SmackDown: Naomi

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 25th(+14)

40 – Raw: Jack Swagger

41 – SmackDown: The Ascension

42 – Raw: The Dudley Boyz

43 – SmackDown: Zack Ryder

44 – Raw: Summer Rae

45 – SmackDown: Apollo Crews

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 27th(+18)

46 – Raw: Mark Henry

47 – SmackDown: Alexa Bliss

48 – Raw: Braun Strowman

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: Raw(Incorrect)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 9th(with the Wyatt Family)(+39)

49 – SmackDown: Breezango

50 – Raw: Bo Dallas

51 – SmackDown: Eva Marie

52 – Raw: The Shining Stars

53 – SmackDown: The Vaudevillains

54 – Raw: Alicia Fox

55 – SmackDown: Erick Rowan

What Brand the Mock Draft Predicted: SmackDown(Correct)

What Pick Number the Mock Draft Predicted: 9th(with the Wyatt Family) (+46)

56 – Raw: Dana Brooke

57 – SmackDown: Mojo Rawley

58 – Raw: Curtis Axel

59 – SmackDown: Carmella

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SmackDown Roster after 2016 WWE Draft

I feel that with Raw being the Flagship plus 3 Hour Show it had to be more deeper, but its way deeper than SmackDown Live. At the Top both Rosters are strong but their is more questions mainly about the titles than anything else. Time will tell but right Now along with the Cruiserweights being on Raw, Raw will be a deeper show on the Brand Extension.

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Raw Roster after 2016 WWE Draft

Predicted Right via Show- 19; Raw 10, SmackDown 9

Predicted Right close to pick(via 5 up or down)- 11

Also above you see a picture of the WWE Announce Teams as we have a change in crews starting next week

It’s a New Era for the entire landscape of WWE, which continues to change and evolve with the WWE Brand Extension Draft. That includes the announce teams for WWE programming. The teams for Raw, SmackDown, “WWE Superstars” and WWE Main Event are all experiencing a major shakeup, including one major voice changing shows and several rising commentators being inserted into the lineup.

The new announce teams for WWE’s New Era will feature Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Monday nights on Raw, while Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga handle the commentary for SmackDown Live every Tuesday night.

Also receiving a makeover will be the announce teams for WWE Superstars and WWE Main Event. Both shows will be led by Tom Phillips, and he will be joined each and every week by Graves on WWE Superstars and Otunga on WWE Main Event.

UPDATE: In addition to the commentary booth updates on Raw, SmackDown Live and more, WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler will bring their decades of experience in sports-entertainment to recurring Pre-Shows and Kickoffs as key analysts, among other names still to be announced. Stay with WWE.com for additional updates.

I like that Corey Graves is getting on the Raw Announce Team & that JBL is going back to SmackDown. I felt like he had got to comfortable on Raw & a change would refresh him. The team of Mauro Ranallo(MR), Bradshaw & Otunga(Mr. Jennifer Hudson) could be better in time as the jell, but the Raw team should be good right away. I feel for Jerry “The King” Lawler as he has been with the WWE since 1993 outside of him leaving in 2001 briefly with his wife, but you can tell he was being demoted & phased out after going to SmackDown. The Pre-Show will be good as always but it will feel different without Jerry Lawler on Raw or SmackDown.

So thats our news for now in the WWE, but I will be back for the 2016 WWE Battleground Preview real soon. See the Flex Zone WWE Mock Draft below plus see how myself & Andre Melton did. I would say very well by the way.

 

 

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