The second part of the WWE Draft was staged on this Monday’s episode of Raw, an event that every year tends to totally change the hierarchies within the roster of the most important wrestling company in the world. While SmackDown was the first choice on day one of Draft, and the Tribal Chief and WWE ruler Roman Reigns was chosen, Raw responded with its champion by choosing Big E.
Things didn’t have to go that way though. According to reports from PWInsider, one possibility the company was considering was the possibility of Raw choosing former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley as its first name. WWE initially wanted to keep their audience in suspense especially given the fact that the other two New Day members Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods had gone to SmackDown.
Everyone would have to wait to figure out where the WWE Champion would go. In the end, Vince McMahon discarded this hypothesis and opted for the option that everyone then saw. PWInsider colleagues reported that WWE discarded this ‘Cliffhanger’ last Friday.
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While the New Day was split again this was not the case for Hurt Business as Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin also remained in the red brand, this was announced during Raw Talk. The insiders also underlined the huge step forward made by Raw in this Draft: in fact, in addition to the various confirmations, the Hall of Famer Edge and his bitter rival Seth Rollins, as well as his partner Becky Lynch, were chosen.
Bianca Belair also arrived from the women’s roster while superstars such as Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor were also added, and also as the last choice Raw welcomed the rookie Gable Steveson, gold medalist at the Olympics.
The match was set up as a result of Bobby Lashley’s interference in the six-man tag team match that took place earlier in the night between The New Day and The Usos & the Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The All Mighty took out Big E, Kofi, and The Usos in the closing moments of the match.
That distracted Xavier Woods, who ran into a spear from The Tribal Chief. After Reigns picked up the win, he was taken out by a spear from Bobby Lashley. Following demands from Lashley and Big E, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville made the triple-threat main-event official. The Head of the Table secured his second win of the night when he pinned the former WWE champion after a spear.