The WWE Draft's biggest moments
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.
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.
2010: Bringing the boom 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: "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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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