PTBN Draft Wars: SummerSlam Matches

Welcome to Place to Be Nation’s Draft Wars: SummerSlam Matches! Eight staff members huddled up for a snake style draft to build a roster of SummerSlam. Below are each drafter’s “roster” and explanations from the drafters about their strategies plus more.

THE DRAFT:

Jennifer Smith

Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog – 1992 (Round 1, Pick 1)
Undertaker vs. Edge – 2008 (Round 2, Pick 8)
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena – 2015 (Round 3, Pick 1)
Shawn Michaels vs. Vader – 1996 (Round 4, Pick 8)
Mega Powers vs. Mega Bucks – 1988 (Round 5, Pick 1)
Owen Hart vs. Ken Shamrock – 1998 (Round 6, Pick 8)
Rock vs. Triple H vs. Kurt Angle – 2000 (Round 7, Pick 1)
Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks – 2016 (Round 8, Pick 8)
Bertha Faye vs. Alundra Blayze – 1995 (Round 9, Pick 1)
DX vs. Legacy – 2009 (Round 10, Pick 8)
Randy Orton vs. Undertaker – 2005 (Round 11, Pick 1)
CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio – 2011 (Round 12, Pick 8)
Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar – 2016 (Round 13, Pick 1)
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus – 2010 (Round 14, Pick 8)
JeriShow vs. Crime Tyme – 2009 (Round 15, Pick 1)
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak – 2018 (Round 16, Pick 8)
Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss – 2017 (Round 17, Pick 1)
CM Punk vs. JBL – 2008 (Round 18, Pick 8)
DX vs. The McMahons – 2006 (Round 19, Pick 1)
New Day vs. Prime Time Players vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores – 2015 (Round 20, Pick 8)
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt – 2017 (Round 21, Pick 1)
Neville/Amell vs. Stardust/Barrett – 2015 (Round 22, Pick 8)
Legion of Doom vs. Money, Inc. – 1992 (Round 23, Pick 1)
Kane vs. Rey Mysterio – 2010 (Round 24, Pick 8)
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Prime Time Players – 2012 (Round 25, Pick 1)
Triple H vs. King Booker – 2007 (Round 26, Pick 8)
Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS vs. Headshrinkers – 1994 (Round 27, Pick 1)
Bad News Brown vs. Ken Patera – 1988 (Round 28, Pick 8)
Smoking Gunns vs. Blu Brothers – 1995 (Round 29, Pick 1)
Don Muraco vs. Dino Bravo – 1988 (Round 30, Pick 8)

Logan Crosland

Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon – 1995 (Round 1, Pick 2)
Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk – 2009 (Round 2, Pick 7)
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar – 2014 (Round 3, Pick 2)
Virgil vs. Ted Dibiase – 1991 (Round 4, Pick 7)
Demolition vs. Hart Foundation – 1990 (Round 5, Pick 2)
Steve Austin vs. Undertaker – 1998 (Round 6, Pick 7)
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins – 2014 (Round 7, Pick 2)
Hulk Hogan vs Earthquake – 1990 (Round 8, Pick 7)
Boss Man vs. Mountie – 1991 (Round 9, Pick 2)
Edge vs. Storm – 2001 (Round 10, Pick 7)
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio – 2012 (Round 11, Pick 2)
Elimination Chamber – 2003 (Round 12, Pick 7)
Rey Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2009 (Round 13, Pick 2)
Shane McMahon vs. Steve Blackman – 2000 (Round 14, Pick 7)
Power & Glory & Warlord vs. Tornado, Steamboat & Bulldog – ’91 (Round 15, Pick 2)
D’Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett – 1999 (Round 16, Pick 7)
Jeff Hardy vs. MVP – 2008 (Round 17, Pick 2)
JBL vs. Dave Batista – 2005 (Round 18, Pick 7)
New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers – 2018 (Round 19, Pick 2)
Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2014 (Round 20, Pick 7)
Miz vs. Rey Mysterio – 2012 (Round 21, Pick 2)
Tito Santana vs. Warlord – 1990 (Round 22, Pick 7)
Ryback vs. Miz vs. Big Show – 2015 (Round 23, Pick 2)
Triple H vs. Holly – 1995 (Round 24, Pick 7)
Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry – 2008 (Round 25, Pick 2)
The Natural Disasters vs. The Bushwackers – 1991 (Round 26, Pick 7)
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan – 2013 (Round 27, Pick 2)
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin – 2018 (Round 28, Pick 7)
Undertaker and Kane vs. DDP and Kanyon – 2001 (Round 29, Pick 2)
Matt Hardy vs. Kane – 2004 (Round 30, Pick 7)

Tyler Kelley

John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan – 2013 (Round 1, Pick 3)
Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart – 1991 (Round 2, Pick 6)
John Cena vs. CM Punk – 2011 (Round 3, Pick 3)
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio – 2002 (Round 4, Pick 6)
Jeff Hardy vs. RVD – 2001 (Round 5, Pick 3)
Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton – 2004 (Round 6, Pick 6)
The Bar vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins – 2017 (Round 7, Pick 3)
Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit – 2000 (Round 8, Pick 6)
John Cena vs. Randy Orton – 2007 (Round 9, Pick 3)
Steiners vs. Heavenly Bodies – 1993 (Round 10, Pick 6)
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe – 2018 (Round 11, Pick 3)
Jack Swagger vs. Rusev – 2014 (Round 12, Pick 6)
Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Perfect – 1993 (Round 13, Pick 3)
X-Pac vs. Jeff Jarrett – 1998 (Round 14, Pick 6)
A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens – 2017 (Round 15, Pick 3)
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar – 2012 (Round 16, Pick 6)
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro – 2014 (Round 17, Pick 3)
Owen Hart vs. Savio Vega – 1996 (Round 18, Pick 6)
JeriKo vs. Enzo & Cass – 2016 (Round 19, Pick 3)
Rock vs. Billy Gunn – 1999 (Round 20, Pick 6)
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero – 2007 (Round 21, Pick 3)
Hercules vs. Greg Valentine – 1989 (Round 22, Pick 6)
Tag Team Turmoil – 1999 (Round 23, Pick 3)
Kane vs. Finlay – 2007 (Round 24, Pick 6)
APA/Spike vs. Dudleyz/Test – 2001 (Round 25, Pick 3)
Team PCB vs. Team BAD vs. Team Bella – 2015 (Round 26, Pick 6)
MVP vs. Jack Swagger – 2009 (Round 27, Pick 3)
Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt – 2014 (Round 28, Pick 6)
Eugene vs. Triple H – 2004 (Round 29, Pick 3)
Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – 2017 (Round 30, Pick 6)

Trent Williams

CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar – 2013 (Round 1, Pick 4)
Randy Orton vs. Christian – 2011 (Round 2, Pick 5)
New Day vs. Usos – 2017 (Round 3, Pick 4)
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar – 2003 (Round 4, Pick 5)
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Benoit – 2002 (Round 5, Pick 4)
Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero – 2005 (Round 6, Pick 5)
Razor Ramon vs. Diesel – 1994 (Round 7, Pick 4)
Ric Flair vs. Mick Foley – 2006 (Round 8, Pick 5)
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss – 2018 (Round 9, Pick 4)
Shawn Michaels vs. Rick Martel – 1992 (Round 10, Pick 5)
Bret Hart vs. Doink – 1993 (Round 11, Pick 4)
Hart Foundation vs. Demolition – 1988 (Round 12, Pick 5)
Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Carmella – 2018 (Round 13, Pick 4)
Chris Jericho vs. Rhyno – 2001 (Round 14, Pick 5)
Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper – 2015 (Round 15, Pick 4)
JBL vs. Undertaker – 2004 (Round 16, Pick 5)
Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton – 2014 (Round 17, Pick 4)
Big Show vs. Sabu – 2006 (Round 18, Pick 5)
Nikki Bella/Natalya/ Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch/Naomi/Carmella – 2016 (Round 19, Pick 4)
Mankind vs. the New Age Outlaws – 1998 (Round 20, Pick 5)
Paige vs. AJ Lee – 2014 (Round 21, Pick 4)
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2016 (Round 22, Pick 5)
Rob Van Dam vs. Kane – 2003 (Round 23, Pick 4)
Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Orton – 2006 (Round 24, Pick 5)
Eddie Guerrero/Chyna vs. Val Venis/Trish Stratus – 2000 (Round 25, Pick 4)
Big Boss Man vs. Koko B. Ware – 1988 (Round 26, Pick 5)
Undertaker vs. A-Train – 2003 (Round 27, Pick 4)
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev – 2015 (Round 28, Pick 5)
John Cena vs. Baron Corbin – 2017 (Round 29, Pick 4)
Miz vs. Apollo Crews – 2016 (Round 30, Pick 5)

Neil Trama

Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart – 1994 (Round 1, Pick 5)
Edge & Christian vs. Hardyz vs. Dudleyz – 2000 (Round 2, Pick 4)
Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior – 1992 (Round 3, Pick 5)
Honky Tonk Man vs. Ultimate Warrior – 1988 (Round 4, Pick 4)
Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins – 2016 (Round 5, Pick 5)
Kid vs. Hakushi – 1995 (Round 6, Pick 4)
Team WWE vs. The Nexus – 2010 (Round 7, Pick 5)
Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano – 1994 (Round 8, Pick 4)
Gunns/Tatanka vs. Headshrinkers/Bigelow – 1993 (Round 9, Pick 5)
Shane McMahon vs. Eric Bischoff -2003 (Round 10, Pick 4)
Texas Tornado vs. Mr. Perfect – 1990 (Round 11, Pick 5)
Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude – 1990 (Round 12, Pick 4)
Big Boss Man vs. Al Snow – 1999 (Round 13, Pick 5)
John Morrison vs. CM Punk – 2007 (Round 14, Pick 4)
Razor Ramon vs. Ted Dibiase – 1993 (Round 15, Pick 5)
Un-Americans vs. Booker & Goldust – 2002 (Round 16, Pick 4)
Undertaker vs. Kama – 1995 (Round 17, Pick 5)
Jerry Lawler vs. Tazz – 2000 (Round 18, Pick 4)
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns – 2018 (Round 19, Pick 5)
Lex Luger vs. Tatanka – 1994 (Round 20, Pick 4)
Oddities vs. Kaientai – 1998 (Round 21, Pick 5)
Randy Orton vs. John Cena – 2009 (Round 22, Pick 4)
Naomi vs. Natalya – 2017 (Round 23, Pick 5)
Diesel vs. Mabel – 1995 (Round 24, Pick 4)
Dolph Ziggler/Kaitlyn vs. Big E/AJ Lee – 2013 (Round 25, Pick 5)
Natural Disasters vs. Beverly Brothers – 1992 (Round 26, Pick 4)
Ted Dibiase vs. Jimmy Snuka – 1989 (Round 27, Pick 5)
La Resistance vs. Dudley Boyz – 2003 (Round 28, Pick 4)
Jeff Jarrett vs. Mabel – 1994 (Round 29, Pick 5)
Undertaker vs. Kamala – 1992 (Round 30, Pick 4)

Steve Riddle

Rick Rude vs. Ultimate Warrior – 1989 (Round 1, Pick 6)
Rock vs. Triple H – 1998 (Round 2, Pick 3)
Test vs. Shane McMahon – 1999 (Round 3, Pick 6)
Rockers & Tito Santana vs. Rougeaus & Rick Martel – 1989 (Round 4, Pick 3)
Mankind vs. Triple H – 1997 (Round 5, Pick 6)
X-Pac/Kane vs. Undertaker/Big Show – 1999 (Round 6, Pick 3)
Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero – 2002 (Round 7, Pick 6)
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins – 2018 (Round 8, Pick 3)
Hulk Hogan/Brutus Beefcake vs. Randy Savage/Zeus – 1989 (Round 9, Pick 6)
Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit vs. Rhyno vs. Tajiri – 2003 (Round 10, Pick 3)
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler – 2012 (Round 11, Pick 6)
CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Big Show – 2012 (Round 12, Pick 3)
Ken Shamrock vs. Steve Blackman – 1999 (Round 13, Pick 6)
Barry Horowitz vs. Skip – 1995 (Round 14, Pick 3)
Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho – 2002 (Round 15, Pick 6)
Neville vs. Akira Tozawa – 2017 (Round 16, Pick 3)
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane – 2012 (Round 17, Pick 6)
Kingston/Morrison/Mysterio vs. Miz/Truth/Del Rio – 2011 (Round 18, Pick 3)
Undertaker vs. Test – 2002 (Round 19, Pick 6)
Brie Bella vs. Stephanie McMahon – 2014 (Round 20, Pick 3)
Jake Roberts vs. Hercules – 1988 (Round 21, Pick 6)
Edge/Sable vs. Mero/Jacqueline – 1998 (Round 22, Pick 3)
Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow – 2013 (Round 23, Pick 6)
Marc Mero vs. Goldust – 1996 (Round 24, Pick 3)
Dusty Rhodes vs. Honky Tonk Man – 1989 (Round 25, Pick 6)
Crush vs. Repo Man – 1992 (Round 26, Pick 3)
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt – 2013 (Round 27, Pick 6)
Undertaker vs. Underfaker – 1994 (Round 28, Pick 3)
IRS vs. Greg Valentine – 1991 (Round 29, Pick 6)
New Day vs. Gallows & Anderson – 2016 (Round 30, Pick 3)

Jacob Williams

John Cena vs. AJ Styles – 2016 (Round 1, Pick 7)
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H – 2002 (Round 2, Pick 2)
Bret Hart vs. Undertaker – 1997 (Round 3, Pick 7)
Hart Foundation vs. Brainbusters – 1989 (Round 4, Pick 2)
Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle – 2004 (Round 5, Pick 7)
Undertaker vs. Mankind – 1996 (Round 6, Pick 2)
Daniel Bryan vs. Miz – 2018 (Round 7, Pick 7)
Rock vs. Booker T – 2001 (Round 8, Pick 2)
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett – 2011 (Round 9, Pick 7)
Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Mankind – 1999 (Round 10, Pick 2)
Bulldogs vs. Rougeaus – 1988 (Round 11, Pick 7)
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens – 2015 (Round 12, Pick 2)
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry – 2011 (Round 13, Pick 7)
D’Lo Brown vs. Val Venis – 1998 (Round 14, Pick 2)
Cesaro vs. Sheamus – 2016 (Round 15, Pick 7)
Tajiri vs. X-Pac – 2001 (Round 16, Pick 2)
Bret Hart vs. Issac Yankem – 1995 (Round 17, Pick 7)
Umaga vs. Carlito vs. Mr. Kennedy – 2007 (Round 18, Pick 2)
Goldust vs. Bian Pillman – 1997 (Round 19, Pick 7)
Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero – 2006 (Round 20, Pick 2)
Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix – 2011 (Round 21, Pick 7)
Sycho Sid vs. British Bulldog – 1996 (Round 22, Pick 2)
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston – 2010 (Round 23, Pick 7)
Kofi/Mickie vs. Glamarella – 2008 (Round 24, Pick 2)
Too Cool & Rikishi vs. Right To Censor – 2000 (Round 25, Pick 7)
Big Show vs. Straight Edge Society – 2010 (Round 26, Pick 2)
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens – 2018 (Round 27, Pick 7)
Rick Rude vs. Junk Yard Dog – 1988 (Round 28, Pick 2)
Marty Jannetty vs. Ludvig Borga – 1993 (Round 29, Pick 7)
Jim Duggan & Nikolai Volkoff vs. Orient Express – 1990 (Round 30, Pick 2)

JT Rozzero

Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle – 2001 (Round 1, Pick 8)
Rock vs. Brock Lesner – 2002 (Round 2, Pick 1)
Lesnar vs. Reigns vs. Joe vs. Strowman – 2017 (Round 3, Pick 8)
John Cena vs. Dave Batista – 2008 (Round 4, Pick 1)
Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin – 1997 (Round 5, Pick 8)
Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels – 2005 (Round 6, Pick 1)
Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian – 2013 (Round 7, Pick 8)
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar – 2015 (Round 8, Pick 1)
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho – 2005 (Round 9, Pick 8)
Bret Hart vs. Jerry Lawler – 1993 (Round 10, Pick 1)
Edge vs. John Cena – 2006 (Round 11, Pick 8)
Rockers vs. Power & Glory – 1990 (Round 12, Pick 1)
Edge vs. Matt Hardy – 2005 (Round 13, Pick 8)
Demolition/Duggan vs. Andre/Towers – 1989 (Round 14, Pick 1)
Nasty Boys vs. Legion of Doom – 1991 (Round 15, Pick 8)
Mysterio/Kidman/London vs. Dudley Boyz – 2004 (Round 16, Pick 1)
Hogan & Warrior vs. Slaughter, Mustafa, & Adnan – 1991 (Round 17, Pick 8)
British Bulldog vs. Ken Shamrock – 1997 (Round 18, Pick 1)
Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. Batista – 2004 (Round 19, Pick 8)
Eugene vs. Kurt Angle – 2005 (Round 20, Pick 1)
LOD vs. Godwinns – 1997 (Round 21, Pick 8)
Yokozuna vs. Lex Luger – 1993 (Round 22, Pick 1)
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus – 2015 (Round 23, Pick 8)
John Cena vs. Booker T – 2004 (Round 24, Pick 1)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy – 2018 (Round 25, Pick 8)
Red Rooster vs. Mr. Perfect -1989 (Round 26, Pick 1)
Dusty Rhodes vs. Randy Savage – 1990 (Round 27, Pick 8)
Undertaker vs. Kane – 2000 (Round 28, Pick 1)
Chris Benoit vs. Orlando Jordan – 2005 (Round 29, Pick 8)
Powers of Pain vs Bolsheviks – 1988 (Round 30, Pick 1)

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