Monday Night RAW: The draft concludes, a twisted union, and an unexpected women’s #1 contender

This was such a packed show. No time to waste. Let’s get to it!

Okay, first the draft. We’re only going to go through the Superstars actually changing brands from Friday Night Smackdown to Monday Night RAW. Those wrestlers included…

Charlotte Flair and the Street Profits to Smackdown in round 1. The New Day is now on RAW to keep the tag team championship picture balanced between the two programs. Oh and the Fiend, Bray Wyatt is now on Monday nights.

Braun Strowman is headed two RAW along with Matt Riddle and Jeff Hardy in round 2. Hardy had a terrific triple threat with AJ Styles, who was also drafted to RAW on Friday, and Seth Rollins who is heading to Smackdown in his farewell show. That match was ruined by a returning heel Elias, who was drafted to RAW in round 4. Kevin Owens is headed to Smackdown.

In round 3, the returning Lars Sullivan would be drafted to Smackdown but not before destroying Miz TV and more specifically, John Morrison. Alexa Bliss would also switch brands and will stay with the Fiend (more on that later).

Besides Elias, round 4 would also send Lacy Evans and Sheamus to RAW.

And in round 5, Nikki Cross would get sent to RAW. Apollo Crews is headed to Smackdown and so is Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, who couldn’t beat the New Day for their titles earlier in the night. Finally in round 6, Aleister Black went to Smackdown.

More picks are expected to be announced on RAW talk.

Now, reading these results, you already know that Elias is back and that we had a loaded triple threat. You also know that we had a match for the New Day’s tag title which they won.

We haven’t talked about The Fiend and Alexa Bliss warping in together and giving twin Sister Abigails to Andrade and Zelina Vega in what is being called a “twisted union”. Great story continuation there.

Finally, the multi brand women’s Battle Royal was just great. With Asuka on commentary we saw the relationship between Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax grow more contentious as well as a sideshow brawl between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre ahead of their Hell In The Cell matchup.

Ultimately, it was Lana who turned her back on her friend Natalya to earn the title shot against Asuka. That match up shouldn’t last long.

Then Drew and Randy came back to ringside and brawled us off the air.

Phew.

Great show.

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