2022 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

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2021 List


  • Sonya Deville returned to competition on January 28 on the Smackdown Brand.
  • On January 28, Big E was moved from Raw to Smackdown. No explanation was given.
  • Ronda Rousey returned at the WWE Royal Rumble. She's a free agent, but challenged for Charlotte's Smackdown Title.
  • Lita appeared at the WWE Royal Rumble as a free agent, but appeared on Raw and Smackdown.
  • Cody Rhodes returned to WWE on April 2. He'd appear on Raw after
  • Ezekiel, the brother of Elias, returned to WWE Raw on April 4.
  • Lacey Evans joined the Smackdown brand on April 8 after being left out of the draft pool.
  • Mustafa Ali returned to WWE on April 25 for the Raw brand after previously being drafted to Smackdown.
  • Asuka joined the Raw brand on April 25 after being left out of the draft pool.
  • Commander Azeez was dropped from WWE Raw on June 27.
  • Dakota Kai re-signed by WWE and debuted for the Raw brand on July 31.
  • Karrion Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux were re-signed and debuted on WWE Smackdown August 5.
  • Hit Row (B-Fab, Top Dolla, Ashante Thee Adonis) were re-signed and debuted on WWE Smackdown on August 12.
  • Johnny Gargano re-signed with WWE on August 22 and appeared on WWE Raw.
  • Sarah Logan appeared in a vignette on October 8 WWE Smackdown, and re-signed
  • Bray Wyatt appeared at WWE Extreme Rules 2022 on October 8 and had re-signed. He was added to the Smackdown roster.
  • Zelina Vega moved from Raw to Smackdown on October 7.
  • Rey Mysterio moved from Raw to Smackdown on October 15, Baron Corbin moved from Smackdown to Raw on October 17. WWE announced this as a trade.
  • JBL debuted on WWE Raw on October 17 as a manager.
  • Mia Yim returned to WWE Raw on November 7.
  • Tegan Nox returned to WWE Smackdown on December 2
  • Bronson Reed returned to WWE Raw on December 19

2022 WWE Raw Call Ups

  • Tommaso Ciampa joined WWE Raw on April 11
  • Io Shirai was called up to WWE Raw on July 31 and renamed IYO SKY

2022 WWE Smackdown Call Ups

  • Raquel Rodriguez, Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser (the former Marcel Barthel) debuted on April 8.
  • Solo Sikoa and Giovanni Vinci debuted on the Smackdown brand on September 3.
  • Legado Del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde) were called up October 7.

2022 NXT Call Ups

  • Apollo Crews moved from Raw to NXT on June 7
  • Veer moved from WWE Raw to NXT on October 4.

2022 WWE Raw Releases

  • Announcer Jimmy Smith was let go in October.

2022 Smackdown Releases

  • Cesaro's WWE contract expired in February

2022 NXT Releases

  • Danny Burch, Timothy Tatcher, Hachiman were released on January 5
  • Samoa Joe released on January 6
  • Brian Kendrick was granted his WWE release February 1
  • Nash Carter was released from WWE on April 7
  • Malcolm Bivens and Dakota Kai were released on April 29.
  • Candice LeRae's NXT contract expired on May 6. She would later re-sign.
  • Mandy Rose was released by WWE on December 14.

Non-Roster releases

  • Niguel McGuinness was released in October.
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