The WWE Draft 2023 is set to take place at the end of April, promising to reshuffle the landscape of all three brands, as superstars may either switch shows or make their main roster debuts. Fans have eagerly anticipated this event, especially since it was put on hold following the departure of Vince McMahon and the ushering in of a new regime.
Historically, main roster talents have occasionally returned to the developmental brand. Still, a recent report from Ringside News suggests that WWE intends to keep the leading roster talent on either RAW or SmackDown this time.
The report highlights that WWE has yet to make plans to return superstars to the developmental brand.
Over the past year, several main roster talents, including The New Day, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, and Natalya, have briefly appeared in the developmental brand to engage with upcoming talent.
The New Day and Dolph Ziggler, boasting impressive careers and numerous accolades, have notably won titles on WWE NXT. Last year, Dolph Ziggler met with Robert Roode to visit the developmental brand. They feuded with Bron Breakker and Tommaso Ciampa, culminating in Ciampa losing the NXT Championship to the rising star.
Ziggler eventually claimed his first NXT Championship by triumphing over both stars in a thrilling Triple Threat match. However, his title reign was short-lived, as he lost the championship back to Bron Breakker on RAW after WrestleMania 38.
Anticipation for WWE Draft 2023
Similarly, The New Day's Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods ventured into the developmental brand's tag team division, further showcasing the potential for exciting cross-brand encounters. With the WWE Draft 2023 fast approaching, fans eagerly await the shake-up that will inevitably redefine the landscape of WWE programming and usher in a new era of rivalries and storylines.
The WWE Draft 2023 promises to be a game-changer for all three brands. With the company's decision to keep main roster talents on RAW or SmackDown, fans can look forward to fresh matchups and the potential rise of new superstars in the coming months.
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