The 5 most shocking WWE Draft picks

As collegiate hopefuls taste gridiron glory — or crushing disappointment — in the 2013 NFL Draft, the WWE Universe is instantly reminded of a Raw and SmackDown tradition unseen since 2011: the WWE Draft.

Created in 2002 as part of a Brand Extension that transformed the blue and red brands into two distinct entities, the WWE Draft became a yearly tradition two years later, granting Raw and SmackDown General Managers the opportunity to reshape their rosters. The annual event, as Mr. McMahon put it, was a recurrent opportunity to “shake things up again.”

And boy, did things get shaken up. From stunning defections to catalysts for chaos, the WWE Draft altered the sports-entertainment landscape on multiple occasions. But which draft picks dropped the most jaws? Here are the five biggest WWE Draft shockers.