The opening match of the October 11 episode of SmackDown will have a major impact on the WWE Draft.
WWE announced that a match between Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will open Friday Night SmackDown and the match will determine which brand gets the first overall pick in the WWE Draft. Rollins will represent Raw while Reigns will represent SmackDown.
The WWE Draft begins on the October 11 episode of SmackDown and will conclude on the October 14 episode of Raw. The last time WWE held a draft was in 2016 with Rollins becoming the first overall pick, going to Raw. Reigns would get drafted by Raw but later moved to SmackDown.
Seth Rollins (representing Raw) faces Roman Reigns (representing SmackDown) in the opening match of this week’s WWE Draft episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, and the victorious Superstar will earn the first overall pick for the corresponding brand.
The stakes are high for this showdown between former Shield members, as the Universal Champion squares off with The Big Dog to decide which brand gets the all-important first selection.
Will Rollins secure the top pick for Raw, or will Reigns score a major victory for the blue brand?
Fightful will have live coverage of SmackDown and Raw every week. But before the WWE Draft starts, check out Fightful's WWE Mock Draft featuring Sean Ross Sapp and Jeremy Lambert building their respective WWE rosters in the video at this link.