RALEIGH, N.C. – The WWE Universe experienced one wild ride as the 2011 WWE Draft unfolded before them like a runaway roller coaster. Emotions propelled viewers forward through a series of unexpected twists and jaw-dropping turns until, finally, they experienced a reversal of course that left many with a severe case of whiplash.
SmackDown def. Raw in a 20-Man Battle Royal; John Cena drafted to SmackDown
Buckle up, WWE Universe. The 2011 WWE Draft takes place tonight and has already hit some rocky terrain.
The history of WWE remains rich with Superstars who have been traded to different brands and gone on to greater heights – WWE Champion The Miz, John Morrison and Triple H to name just a few. That in mind, the stakes were elevated when Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal with the winning brand receiving a draft pick.
When the canvas had cleared, it was the boys in blue who had prevailed. In the end, SmackDown had earned one unbelievable draftee: John Cena.
Team Raw def. Team SmackDown in a Six-Man Tag Match; John Cena drafted to Raw
The tectonic plates of WWE have shifted in dramatic fashion. Freshly drafted Superstar Alberto Del Rio joined WWE Champion The Miz & CM Punk to form Team Raw. The three would go on to collide with Team SmackDown, comprised of Christian and SmackDown’s newest roster recruits Mark Henry & John Cena. The two squads would compete for the chance at one more draftee.
Dogged and determined, it would be the rebels in red who would triumph – thanks in large part to a mutinous Henry, who attacked his fellow boys in blue. The WWE Champion celebrated as he leveled one of his two Extreme Rules opponents, Cena, with a Skull Crushing Finale to capture the win for his squad. Good news for The Cleveland Screamer, right? Not so much.
Turns out Raw wanted back one of the most exciting Superstars in WWE history: The Cenation Commander-in-Chief.
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