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    Monday, August 3, 2020

    The Grapevine (8/3/20): Draft Dodging


    Welcome to the Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the founded and unfounded rumors abound the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed. Remember to take everything with a grain of salt!
    • WWE is reportedly planning another draft for RAW and SmackDown in October. The original plan was to hold it this month, but that had apparently been moved back. There is no word yet on whether NXT stars will be eligible for drafting. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)
    We say: It's easy to note that this is the third draft WWE's done in just two years, but it's also worth mentioning that they haven't done a post-WrestleMania shakeup. How COVID got all the rosters together and pulled people up from NXT felt like a Superstar Shakeup, though. At this point, with Bayley and Sasha Banks dominating both brands, the rosters kind of feel merged again, so they'll have to work extra hard on the distinction (if they still really want it).
    • Matt Cardona, the former Zack Ryder, is currently working with AEW on a short-term deal. His current agreement with the company is only for five appearances, which can obviously still change. (Source: Wrestling Inc)
    We say: That's pretty much the equivalent of a 10-day contract, which means either AEW or Cardona is testing the waters for themselves. You can pretty much expect him to stay in the company, or follow tag team partner Brian Myers to Impact (which is also a tantalizing prospect).

    Let us know what you think of today's news in the comments!

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    Item Reviewed: The Grapevine (8/3/20): Draft Dodging Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Romeo Moran
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