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The WWE Draft Board

David Shoemaker, Bill Simmons, and friends reveal their top 10 WWE draft picks

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The WWE draft is Tuesday, when the roster will be divided up between the two flagship TV shows: Raw and SmackDown. It’s a big deal for WWE, at least if fantasy drafts and level of McMahon involvement are any indication. On The Masked Man Show this week, David Shoemaker, LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club, and Joel Solomon of Any Given Wednesday break down their top-10 draft picks. Listen to the episode here, and check out all our Channel 33 shows here.

We asked a few other friends of the show to contribute their top 10s as well: Dan St. Germain, Steve Kazee, Ringer writer Sam Donsky, the Chairman Bill Simmons, and his son, the crown prince of The Ringer, Ben.

We’re using the rules WWE has set forth — well, at least the part where you can draft teams as a single unit, and drafting the folks who aren’t eligible is heavily discouraged. So without further ado, here are our picks:

David Shoemaker’s Top 10

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. The New Day
  3. Sasha Banks
  4. Finn Bálor
  5. Kevin Owens
  6. Bray Wyatt
  7. Dean Ambrose
  8. AJ Styles
  9. John Cena
  10. (Tie) Roman Reigns and Shinsuke Nakamura

Bill Simmons’s Top 10

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Kevin Owens
  3. Enzo and Cass
  4. AJ Styles
  5. Dean Ambrose
  6. Charlotte
  7. The New Day
  8. John Cena
  9. Shinsuke Nakamura
  10. Finn Bálor

Ben Simmons’s Top 10

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Enzo and Cass
  3. AJ Styles
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. John Cena
  6. Dean Ambrose
  7. Kevin Owens
  8. Brock Lesnar
  9. Shaquille O’Neal
  10. Becky Lynch

Sam Donsky’s Top 10

  1. Kevin Owens
  2. AJ Styles
  3. Seth Rollins
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. Dean Ambrose
  6. Samoa Joe
  7. The New Day
  8. Shinsuke Nakamura
  9. Charlotte
  10. Roman Reigns

Steve Kazee’s Top 10

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Charlotte
  3. Kevin Owens
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. Roman Reigns
  6. The New Day
  7. Enzo and Cass
  8. AJ Styles
  9. John Cena
  10. Finn Bálor

Dan St. Germain’s Top 10

  1. Jim Johnston
  2. Brock Lesnar
  3. Seth Rollins
  4. Sasha Banks
  5. John Cena
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura
  7. Kevin Owens
  8. The New Day
  9. Enzo and Cass
  10. AJ Styles

Joel Solomon’s Top 10

  1. Seth Rollins
  2. Roman Reigns
  3. AJ Styles
  4. Brock Lesnar
  5. John Cena
  6. Charlotte
  7. Rusev (with Lana)
  8. The New Day
  9. Sasha Banks
  10. Finn Bálor

LaToya Ferguson’s Top 10

  1. Dean Ambrose
  2. Seth Rollins
  3. John Cena
  4. AJ Styles
  5. Roman Reigns
  6. The New Day
  7. Kevin Owens
  8. Finn Bálor
  9. Sasha Banks
  10. The Miz