The dates are now confirmed for the WWE Draft.
The WWE Draft is now confirmed to take place on WWE SmackDown on Friday, October 1, and Monday, October 4 on WWE Raw. The dates were first reported by Andrew Zarian of Mat Men Pro Wrestling,
WWE confirmed the draft during a commercial break on the September 13 episode of Monday Night Raw.
The last WWE Draft happened on October 9 and October 12, 2020, with the rosters being fully reset, meaning all superstars were eligible to switch brands with the format akin to a traditional draft. WWE has also done a Superstar Shake-Up in the past, which sees a handful of wrestlers "randomly" moving brands. Also, WWE has done a draft lottery. The last of those took place in 2011.
The format for the 2021 Draft is likely going to be a traditional draft format as the commercial played an audio clip of Stephanie announcing "the first pick." It is unknown if NXT will be part of the draft.
Fightful will have full coverage of the draft on October 1 and 4. Follow along with our live coverage of WWE Raw here.