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Let’s look at the full list of superstars who have not changed brands since the July 2016 draft

Raw and SmackDown have featured separate rosters ever since late July 2016, when WWE implemented a brand split with a superstar draft.

Prior to last night’s episode of Raw, I decided to look at the full list of superstars who were initially drafted to Raw and SmackDown in July 2016, and see which wrestlers have yet to change brands.

The list of Raw and SmackDown superstars who fit that description coming in to this year’s Superstar Shakeup are listed below. This includes 20 Raw draft picks and 19 SmackDown draft picks from July 2016 who have yet to change colors:


  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Finn Balor
  3. Roman Reigns
  4. Brock Lesnar
  5. Sasha Banks
  6. Big Cass
  7. Luke Gallows
  8. Karl Anderson
  9. Big Show
  10. Nia Jax
  11. Cesaro
  12. Sheamus
  13. Goldust
  14. R-Truth
  15. Titus O’Neil
  16. Braun Strowman
  17. Bo Dallas
  18. Alicia Fox
  19. Dana Brooke
  20. Curtis Axel

SmackDown Live

  1. AJ Styles
  2. Randy Orton
  3. Becky Lynch
  4. Baron Corbin
  5. Chad Gable
  6. Dolph Ziggler
  7. Natalya
  8. Jimmy Uso
  9. Jey Uso
  10. Naomi
  11. Konnor
  12. Viktor
  13. Zack Ryder
  14. Fandango
  15. Tyler Breeze
  16. Aiden English
  17. Erick Rowan
  18. Mojo Rawley
  19. Carmella

Night one of this year’s Superstar Shakeup put a big dent on the SmackDown side of this list. 10 of the 19 SmackDown stars in the above list were shifted over to Raw last night. That means there are only nine remaining SmackDown draft picks from July 2016 who have yet to leave the blue brand. These nine superstars are:

  • AJ Styles
  • Randy Orton
  • Becky Lynch
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Jey Uso
  • Naomi
  • Aiden English
  • Erick Rowan
  • Carmella

Luke Harper is another superstar who has not been a member of Raw during this time, but he was technically not drafted to either brand in July 2016, so I did not include him on the list.

The SmackDown side of the list was cut in half on night one of the Superstar Shakeup. Do you think the Raw side of the ledger will face a similar fate? Which of those Raw draft picks from July 2016 do you expect to remain on the red brand when this year’s Superstar Shakeup is complete?

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