By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE has announced Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks in a non-title match for Monday’s Raw. Lynch will represent Raw while Banks will represent Smackdown, and the winning wrestler will earn the first pick of night two of the draft for her respective brand. Read the official preview at WWE.com.
Powell’s POV: I wonder if WWE will play up the idea that Lynch is fighting to give Raw the first chance to draft her boyfriend Seth Rollins, which would keep them on the same brand.
Here’s the list of wrestlers eligible to be drafted on Monday’s WWE Raw: Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Charlotte Flair, Titus O’Neil, Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn), Aleister Black, New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods), Daniel Bryan, Bayley, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, The Miz, Ali, King Corbin, Elias, Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Asuka and Kairi Sane, Rusev, Cedric Alexander, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, Carmella, Akam and Rezar, Tucker and Otis, Apollo Crews, Andrade, Liv Morgan, Jinder Mahal, Buddy Murphy, Mojo Rawley, No Way Jose, Dana Brooke, Shelton Benjamin, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, Sarah Logan, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, and Drake Maverick.
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