The WWE Draft's biggest moments

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April 18, 2011

The 2011 WWE Draft, airing live from Raleigh, NC., April 25 on Monday Night Raw (9/8 CT, USA Network), will be the eighth consecutive yearly draft (and ninth overall) of Superstars and Divas that WWE has held. Anything can happen and no one is safe on their current brand.Take a look back at some of the biggest moments in the draft over the years.

 Jericho drated to Raw  Kingston brings the boom to SmackDown

2010: "Raw is Jericho" again

After Hornswoggle defeated Dolph Ziggler by count-out, earning Raw a draft pick, Chris Jericho's quest to return to Monday nights was complete as he became the final pick of the 2010 Draft.

Full 2010 WWE Draft results

 

 

2010: Bringing the boom to SmackDown

Before being drafted to Raw, Chris Jericho defeated Christian to earn a draft pick for SmackDown. As Kofi Kingston was revealed as SmackDown's latest pick, he charged the ring and laid out Jericho.


Photos | Watch 2010 Draft highlights

 

 The Miz drafted to Raw  Jericho drafted to SmackDown

2009: Dividing the 'Dirt-Sheet' duo

After his tag team partner, John Morrison, inadvertantly cost him a singles match, The Miz was drafted from ECW to Raw. This led The Awesome One to attack Morrison and spark a bitter rivalry that still exists today.

2009 WWE Draft: The Miz gives warning to those on Raw

 

2009: "Raw is Jericho" no more

In the 2009 Draft, Chris Jericho was drafted from Raw to SmackDown. Despite his disappointment, Jericho helped earn SmackDown a Draft pick that same night, which brought Rey Mysterio back to Friday nights.

2009 WWE Draft: Chris Jericho talks about being drafted to SmackDown
 Rey Mysterio drafted to Raw  CM Punk cashes in Money in the Bank

2008: Mysterio dials up Raw

One of the biggest surprises of the 2008 WWE Draft came early when Rey Mysterio was drafted to Raw away from SmackDown, where The Master of the 619 had previously spent his entire WWE career.

Full 2008 WWE Draft results

 

 


2008 & 2009: CM Punk doubles his 'Money'

In 2008, CM Punk cashed in the briefcase a week after the WWE Draft to capture the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2009, he cashed the briefcase shortly after he was drafted to capture the World Heavyweight Title once more.

2008: CM Punk becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion

 

 Batista drafted to SmackDown

 

WWE Draft memories

2005: The Animal goes to SmackDown

At the end of the 2005 Draft period, SmackDown GM Theodore Long announced that World Heavyweight Champion Batista had been drafted to Friday nights. 

The Animal's Alumni Page

 

 

2005: The Champ is Here on Raw

Shortly after winning his first WWE Title at WrestleMania 21, John Cena was the first random selection in the month-long 2005 Draft, moving from SmackDown to Raw. 

John Cena's Superstar Profile

 

 The Game plays on SmackDown

 

Edge wins the 2008 WWE Draft Battle Royal

2004: Play The Game on SmackDown

In the second WWE Draft, Triple H was drafted to SmackDown. This shocker didn't last long, though; The Game was traded back to Raw before SmackDown that same week.

The Game's Superstar Profile

 

Relive the WWE Draft

Relive some of the most memorable moments from the WWE Draft. Since its inception in 2002, the WWE Draft has shaken the very foundation of WWE.

WWE Draft Moments gallery

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