The WWE Draft begins this Friday with SmackDown on FOX. Superstars will be legitimately finding out which brands they will be going to on Friday, and the event will continue on Monday's Raw.
According to the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE Draft will be different from previous years as it will be ran similar to the NFL Draft. Representatives from FOX and the USA Network will be announcing the picks.
The idea is to make the WWE Draft as authentic as possible thanks to the companies new TV deals. It was previously reported that various personalities from USA and FOX would be appearing, but WWE didn't state if celebrities would be included.
Additionally, Dave Meltzer pointed out that WWE does not want authority figures involved in programming for now. It is unknown when WWE will be bringing them back.
It was also noted that all the major decisions regarding which stars will be drafted are complete, however WWE is keeping the moves very quiet.
We will have live coverage of Friday's SmackDown with the WWE Draft here at Wrestling Inc., along with the Wrestling Inc. podcast immediately following the show.