With reports circulating that the next WWE Draft was to take place on 30 August and 3 September, there's now word that this Draft is to be pushed back a month.
As per Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men podcast, the current plan is for the WWE Draft to play out in early October. Zarian has heard how one leg of the two-part Draft will happen on the 4 October episode of Raw, although it's not known whether this will be the first or second night of this shake-up.
That means that we'll be looking at the Draft happening on 1 October and 4 October, or 4 October and 8 October. Either way, it won't be taking place as originally reported when August rolls into September.
So hearing some changes.
Previous had reported the draft would take place 8/31 & 9/3. Hearing it’s getting delayed by a month. I was just told a 10/4 date but not sure if that’s night one or two So the possible dates now are: 10/1, 10/4 or 10/4,10/8 #wweraw pic.twitter.com/DzL1SVEPm2Advertisement— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) July 13, 2021
On a related note, the 4 October outing for WWE's red brand is scheduled to be Raw 30th season premiere.
Given how Raw first aired on 11 January 1993, that date doesn't exactly match up to its purported 30th season premiere, of course, but hey, WWE is never particularly bothered about facts getting in the way of hype.