During the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed WWE’s plans for the 2021 Draft which begins on the October 1st 2021 edition of Smackdown…
“From what I was told today, USA and FOX do know a few things, like the key guys. So the key guys are decided. Nothing else is decided, everything can change.
Right now, NXT is supposed to be – there’s supposed to be people drafted from NXT to freshen up both brands. The person who told me that also said, ‘This can also change completely tomorrow’, but they’re under the impression there will many people from NXT, and the NXT guys are supposed to be a significant part of it.” (quote courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)
The belief is that Kyle O’Reilly, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa won’t be moved to RAW or Smackdown. Names that seem more likely to be called up include NXT stars that have been working main roster dark matches such as Austin Theory, Aliyah, and Dakota Kai.