2021 WWE Brand Transaction Tracker: Trades, Free Agents, More For Raw And Smackdown

Want to keep track of all the WWE trades? You're in luck. Fightful will now keep a running list here in our resources section to go along with the updated rosters, contracts and inactive lists

See the 2020 list at this link.

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  • Goldberg appeared on the January 4 Raw after going undrafted.
  • Edge appeared on the January 25 Raw after going undrafted. He also appeared on the February 3 NXT and the February 5 Smackdown, before challenging for Smackdown's Universal Championship.
  • Bad Bunny appeared on the February 1 WWE Raw after debuting at the Royal Rumble.
  • Dabba Kato appeared at WrestleMania on April 11 as a Smackdown talent after being drafted to Raw.
  • Ivar appeared on the April 12 WWE Raw after going undrafted in 2020.
  • Eva Marie appeared in vignettes on May 3, announcing she's returning to the Raw brand.
  • Jimmy Uso appeared on the May 7 Smackdown after being left out of the 2020 draft pool.
  • Zelina re-signed with Smackdown, her previous brand, and appeared on the July 2 Smackdown.
  • John Cena returned on July 18 as a free agent.
  • Naomi moved from Raw to Smackdown on August 27

2021 WWE Raw Call Ups

  • Damian Priest appeared on the February 1 WWE Raw after debuting at the Royal Rumble.
  • Rhea Ripley was announced as a Raw star on February 22 after debuting at the Royal Rumble.
  • Mansoor was called up to the WWE Raw roster on May 3.
  • Piper Niven was called up to the WWE Raw roster June 14 and renamed Doudrop
  • Karrion Kross was called up to the WWE roster while NXT Champion on July 19's Raw
  • Austin Theory, Drake Maverick drafted to WWE Raw

2021 WWE Smackdown Call Ups

  • Rik Boogz appears on the May 21 WWE Smackdown
  • Tegan Nox, Shotzi Blackheart and Toni Storm all called up to Smackdown on July 9.
  • Finn Balor was called up to Smackdown on July 16.
  • Hit Row, Xia Li, Ridge Holland, Aliyah were called up to NXT in the Draft
  • Von Wagner appears on the November 12 Smackdown. He didn't appear again.

2021 NXT Call Ups

  • Duke Hudson (Brendan Vink) appeared on the July 14 NXT after being left out of the WWE Draft Pool.
  • Samoa Joe returned to NXT in June.
  • Mandy Rose appeared on the July 14 NXT, moving over from the Raw brand.

2021 WWE Raw Releases

  • Tucker, Peyton Royce released on April 15
  • Braun Strowman, Lana released on June 2
  • Bray Wyatt was released on July 31
  • Nia Jax, Keith Bearcat Lee, Mia Yim, Karrion Kross released on November 4.
  • Tegan Nox, John Morrison, Drake Maverick, Jaxson Ryker released on November 19

2021 Smackdown Releases

  • Lars Sullivan was released on February 2
  • Steve Cutler was released on February 4
  • Billie Kay, Wesley Blake, Chelsea Green, Kalisto released on April 15
  • Ruby Riott, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy released on June 2
  • B-Fab released on November 4
  • Top Dolla, Ashante Adonis, Swerve Scott released on November 19
  • Toni Storm asked for her WWE release on December 29 and was granted it.

2021 NXT Releases

  • Mercedes Martinez, Bronson Reed, Ari Sterling, Bobby Fish, Asher Hale, Jake Atlas, Kona Reeves, Leon Ruff released on August 6
  • Jessi Kamea, Ember Moon, Franky Monet, Jeet Rama, Trey Baxter, Scarlett Bordeaux, Katrina Cortez, Oney Lorcan released on November 4.
  • Johnny Gargano and Kyle O'Reilly's contracts expire on December 10.

Non-Roster releases

  • Samoa Joe, Mickie James, Mojo Rawley, Bo Dallas released on April 15
  • Santana Garrett released on June 2
  • Harry Smith, Eva Marie, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik released on November 4
  • Slapjack released on November 19
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