2020 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

Here's the list for 2021

Mojo Rawley Says He Found Out About Being Drafted To WWE's Main Roster When His Name Was Called



  • Edge returns at the WWE Royal Rumble 2020, and is assigned to the Raw brand January 27.
  • MVP returns at WWE Royal Rumble 2020, and is assigned to the Raw brand January 27.
  • Mojo Rawley was moved from Raw to Smackdown inexplicably on March 23. In reality, it was because Rob Gronkowski had debuted on the Smackdown brand. WWE did not make a statement on Rawley's move or indicate it was a part of any other trade.
  • Apollo Crews sent to Raw from Smackdown on April 6 as "a draft pick that was about to expire." The extent of what this meant was not explained.
  • The IIconics -- Billie Kay and Peyton Royce -- move to WWE Raw on May 11 after not appearing on WWE Smackdown all year. No explanation is given.
  • AJ Styles was traded to Smackdown on May 22 from Raw for "Superstars to be named later." To date, they have not been named. In reality, the move was made because of creative issues between AJ Styles and Paul Heyman. On June 22, Dolph Ziggler appeared on WWE Raw and noted he and Bobby Roode were a part of the trade, and are now on Raw.
  • Mustafa Ali appeared on WWE Raw on July 20 after not appearing all year on his previous brand, Smackdown. No explanation was given, but it was reported in mid-June he'd move brands.
  • Kairi Sane left the Raw brand and WWE entirely at the end of July. She was written off due to an attack from Bayley.
  • Shane Thorne reappeared on NXT on August 5, after a brief run on WWE Raw.
  • Mickie James returned to WWE Raw on August 10 after being left out of the draft pool while battling an injury.
  • Mandy Rose moved from Smackdown to Raw on September 11 after Miz "persuaded" the deal.
  • Drew Gulak and Dana Brooke appeared on the September 28 Raw. No reason why was given. They were later drafted to Raw.
  • Ember Moon, who was not in the 2019 Draft Pool, was sent to NXT on October 4.
  • Mickie James and Andrade become free agents on October 12 after going undrafted.



2020 RAW Releases

  • Rowan, Eric Young, Rusev, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Sarah Logan, No Way Jose, EC3 released from WWE Raw on April 15

2020 SMACKDOWN Releases

  • Heath Slater, Curtis Axel released from WWE Smackdown on April 15
  • The Revival released from WWE Smackdown on April 10.
  • AOP (Akam & Rezar) released on September 4
  • WWE released Zelina Vega on November 13

OTHER 2020 Releases

  • Aiden English, Mike & Maria Kanellis were released from 205 Live on April 15
  • Deonna Purrazzo, Kassius Ohno, Taynara Conti, Josiah Williams, MJ Jenkins, Cezar Bononi, Serena Deeb, Tino Sabbatelli, Rachael Evers, Dorian Mak, Lio Rush were released from NXT on April 15.
  • Cain Velasquez, Kurt Angle, Primo & Epico were released from WWE on April 15.

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