WWE Draft 2020: Full predictions for the new Raw and SmackDown rosters

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SmackDown Women’s Division following the WWE Draft

1.) Sasha Banks (c)

2.) Nia Jax

3.) Bianca Belair

4.) Candice LeRae

5.) Naomi and Tamina

6.) Carmella

7.) Mickie James

8.) Billie Kay

Assuming Sasha Banks dethrones Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Hell in a Cell 2020, she will take over the SmackDown Women’s Division as #1 draft pick and top babyface. Nia Jax would be a tremendous top heel to counteract Sasha, especially when considering their recent Women’s Tag Team Championship encounter at WWE Payback 2020 and the fact that Jax has never been on SmackDown to challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Title. Banks needs to retain the title all the way to Mania, but Jax would be a formidable roadblock to that aspiration.

Bianca Belair will go to SmackDown with the Street Profits. She has not been booked for anything substantial on Raw, and the WWE made it very clear that it prematurely called up Belair. Speaking of NXT call ups, Candice LeRae would be a neat addition to the SmackDown Women’s Division. After she loses her NXT Women’s Championship match to Io Shirai at NXT Takeover 31, she will have nothing else to accomplish in NXT so getting called up with Johnny Gargano is the best idea.

Remember Team BAD? It would be fulfilling to see Naomi and Tamina team up and reunite with Sasha Banks on SmackDown. Naomi and Tamina have not been so lucky in their singles title opportunities so they can take a shot at the Women’s Tag Team Championships to regain their momentum and credibility as top stars in this business. Not only would #NaomiDeservesBetter come to fruition but Team BAD holding all the gold sounds like good business.

Carmella is obviously the mystery woman and it seems that she broke away from her tag partner, Dana Brooke, and is becoming a singles star again. Since all of her vignettes have been on SmackDown, it would be best to keep her there and battle Banks for the title in the near future. Similarly, Billie Kay broke away from Peyton Royce, so SmackDown would be a fresh start for her. Hopefully, like Peyton Royce, Billie Kay can get pushed as well.

As for Mickie James, she already squandered her opportunity at the Raw Women’s Championship against Asuka. Since a rematch with Asuka is unlikely, James will probably be more successful on the blue brand going forward. As a veteran of the game, she will be essential in pushing the younger talent on that roster while continuing to establish herself as a major player in the women’s division, just like she was ten years ago.