Tonight, WWE will present their annual Draft special, live starting at 9PM EST, 8PM CT on the USA Network. Due to the retirement of Edge leaving SmackDown! in dire need of a top babyface, Vince McMahon decided to hold the annual WWE Draft tonight as opposed to a date in June. It was described as a “panic move” as noted earlier here on the website. WWE officials have discussed moving Alberto Del Rio to RAW during next Monday’s WWE Draft as he is currently penciled to headline SummerSlam against John Cena.
It has also been broached for Del Rio to move to the brand as World Heavyweight Champion, with The Miz, as WWE Champion, heading to SmackDown!. With that being said, the identities of who gets moved are constantly changing this week. The entire mid-card, with Cody Rhodes, The Nexus, The Corre, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and R-Truth specifically cited, are also strong candidates to change brands during the Draft.