Heavy Machinery Split Up By WWE Draft, Supplementary Draft Picks Announced on Talking Smack

On the SmackDown edition of the WWE draft, one half of Heavy Machinery and Mr. Money In The Bank Otis was a draft pick for SmackDown.

Otis was already part of SmackDown before the draft, along with his partner Tucker. While Otis will be staying in the Blue brand, when the show went off the air Tucker remained undrafted.

During Talking Smack, Otis was one of the guests and it was revealed on the show that Tucker had been drafted to Raw. This means Heavy Machinery has been officially broken up by the draft.

The breakup of Heavy Machinery is the second shocking breakup precipitated by the first night of the draft. The New Day, who reunited and won the Tag Team championships during the show, was also split on air.

Several other draft picks that went unannounced on SmackDown were also announced during Talking Smack:


  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Drew Gulak


  • Murphy
  • Kalisto

With the Talking Smack announcements, the complete lists of draft picks are as follows:


  1. Roman Reigns
  2. Seth Rollins
  3. Sasha Banks
  4. Bianca Belair
  5. Jey Uso
  6. Dominik and Rey Mysterio
  7. Big E
  8. Otis
  9. Murphy
  10. Kalisto


  1. Drew McIntyre
  2. Asuka
  3. The Hurt Business
  4. AJ Styles
  5. Naomi
  6. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
  7. Ricochet
  8. Mandy Rose
  9. Miz and Morrison
  10. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods
  11. Dana Brooke
  12. Angel Garza
  13. Tucker
  14. Humberto Carrillo
  15. Drew Gulak

With the announcement of these supplementary draft picks, the following Raw and SmackDown superstars are free agents:


  • Mickie James


  • Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
  • Shorty G

Lars Sullivan, who made a surprise return during SmackDown, has been added to the draft pool for this Monday’s Raw.