1. Raw Underground talent was included in the WWE Draft pool
Perhaps the most surprising additions to the WWE Draft pool came in the form of a few notable superstars who have been making sporadic appearances on Raw Underground in recent months.
Despite being more of a sideshow act than anything else, WWE has clearly decided that the following superstars are officially part of the main roster and it will be interesting to see how the company handles them going forward.
The most notable is undoubtedly the monstrous Dabba-Kato, formerly known as Babatunde in his pre-Raw Underground days. Dabba-Kato has seemingly started a mini-feud with Braun Strowman but it remains to be seen if that will actually go anywhere.
Meanwhile, Brazilian striker Arturo Ruas was also added to the draft pool as probably the most surprising addition. Ruas appeared very sporadically on NXT, primarily under his real name, Adrian Jaoude over the last five or so years before making his way to Raw Underground.
He made a few appearances in Shane McMahon’s dimly-lit fight club most recently losing to Dolph Ziggler on the September 21st episode of Raw.
Finally, WWE included former 24/7 Champion Riddick Moss in the draft pool after he wrestled a handful of matches on Raw Underground.
Unfortunately, he recently revealed that he has been wrestling with a torn ACL for the past two months meaning that it’s likely he’s out of action for close to a year. Nonetheless, he is still included in the draft pool — at least for now.
What is WWE’s plan for its newest full-time superstars? No one knows for sure — probably not even WWE.
But the first step in that plan could be revealed during the WWE Draft.