WWE today announced the rules of the WWE Draft and the tons of FOX and NBCUniversal celebrities who will be part of the two-day festivities which will take place over Smackdown tomorrow and Raw on Monday.
Over 70 Superstars as well as tag teams are eligible for selection in this year’s WWE Draft. Smackdown will draft 30 Superstars, and Raw will select another 41 Superstars. Due to Smackdown being a two-hour show and Raw a three-hour show, for every two picks Smackdown makes, Raw will get three picks. Tag teams will count as one pick unless FOX or USA Network specifically wants to pick only one Superstar from the team and any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing.
A bunch of celebs who appear on FOX and NBCUniversal programming will help with the draft. Announced as appearing are Alex Rodriguez (FOX MLB analyst), Michael Che and Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (NFL on FOX commentators), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Kevin Burkhardt and Frank Thomas (FOX MLB analysts), Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Tony Gonzalez (FOX NFL Sunday), Ronde Barber, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman and Daryl Johnston (FOX NFL analysts), Charissa Thompson, Michael Vick and Peter Schrager (FOX NFL Kickoff), Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer (Big Noon Kickoff), Joel Klatt (FOX College Football analyst), Dule Hill (Psych and Suits), James Roday (Psych), Marcus Lemonis (The Profit), Margaret Josephs and Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Rodney Harrison and Chris Simms (Football Night in America), and Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino (Premier League Live).