WWE have announced that a draft will take place, starting on October 11th on SmackDown.
The draft will take place on the October 11th episode of SmackDown, and continue on the October 14th episode of RAW the following Monday.
The announcement was first seen during a commercial break during an NFL game, and quickly followed by an article on WWE.com.
What seems clear from the announcement is that NXT will not be featured in the draft. Things may likely change closer to the time, as NXT, in recent months, has undergone a few changes that have elevated it to more of a third brand, leaving it’s developmental roots behind.