We're justone dayaway from the 2016 WWE draft, where the promotion's Superstars will be separated into two different brands and their eponymous shows — RAW and Smackdown. What can we expect come draft day, which takes place on Tuesday night's episode of Smackdown? Here are three likely predictions.

Former Shield members could get picked early on

Enjoy that Shield three-way at Battleground once the match takes place, because the three former “Hounds of Justice” are likely to get picked early in the WWE draft – and end up on different brands.

Although his second WWE World Heavyweight reign lasted a mere couple of minutes due to Dean Ambrose’s cash-in at Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins looks like the most logical first pick for RAW.

Now that we know Stephanie McMahon’s recent, ostensible face turn was for show, the heel commissioner of the RAW brand may go with someone who served The Authority well back in the day, the smarmy "architect" of The Shield who betrayed his former stablemates so memorably two years ago.

Smackdown’s likely first pick would be current WWE World Heavyweight champion Dean Ambrose. It makes perfect sense for the current holder of WWE’s top championship to be one of the first two picks, and as a fan favorite, Smackdown commissioner Shane McMahon shouldn’t have any problem with the Lunatic Fringe, crazy as his antics may be.

Moving on to Roman Reigns, ishe a RAW guy or a Smackdown guy? I’d wager he ends up as RAW’s second draft selection, despitethe 30-day suspension and all, WWE might not be done in force-feeding Reigns to the fans as their handpicked future “face of the company.” His hot feud with Rollins should continue as they headline the flagship show, though one can only hope WWE turns him heel after all those months of fans booing him despite his babyface status.

Time for many to move up on the card?

Another thing we can expect from the brand split/WWE draft is a good chance for many up-and-comers to move up and get a better push. First off, you’ve got the obvious likes of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, AJ Styles, and The Club (Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) getting promoted from the upper midcard to the main event.

I particularly like the idea of Owens butting heads with Smackdown commissioner Shane McMahon, and Zayn eventually fighting Stephanie McMahon's Authority faction on RAW, just like Daniel Bryan — another plucky, undersized face — did a few years back. My guess is that Styles and The Club continue their feud with John Cena on Smackdown.

Regardless which brand they end up on, young up-and-comers such as Apollo Crews, Neville, and Baron Corbin could see a bigger and better push. And it could finally be the chance for erstwhile jobbers such as one or two of The Social Outcasts (Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater) and Zack Ryder to trade wins and losses, instead of always finding themselves counting lights at the end of a match. Ryder, however,has been showing signs of a career revivalin 2016, with his brief Intercontinental title reign, and his successful feud with Sheamus leading to a shot for Rusev’s United States title at Battleground. The new brand split era may be his time to shine again.

Will the draft break up some tag teams or stables?

WWE’s brand drafts have long been used as a means to break up some tag teams or stablesand allow some of their members to break out as singles stars. And while rumors have suggested that WWE wants to break up their hottest new tag team – Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady – I don’t think that’s going to be happening. It's way too early for Enzo and Cass to split, and they're too popular with fans for WWE at this point in their young careers on the main roster. In fact, I don’t see the 2016 WWE draft breaking up any tag teams, or causing any changes in faction lineups.

Except for The Social Outcasts. As mentioned above, some of themdeserve a better push, but this is something that can only be possible if they wrestled as individuals, and not as a jobber faction.

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