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The 2005 International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) Draft Lottery took place over a three week period in June. There were ten draft picks and an eleven-person trade conducted between the promotion's two brands: Meltdown and Fusion!, where twenty-two superstars were drafted and traded overall. The draft took place on IWE's two hour television programs, Meltdown, which aired on Spike TV, and Fusion!, which aired on OPN. Post-draft trades were announced on IWE's official website, IWE.com. The draft picks were announced each Monday on Meltdown and each Thursday on Fusion! from June 6 to June 30. Each draftee was drafted at random. Every superstar from Meltdown and Fusion! was eligible to be drafted, including divas, announcers, commentators and general managers.

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Background[]

On the April 18, 2005 episode of Meltdown, Mr. Mayer, the IWE Chairman, announced that a Draft Lottery would take place the following month in May. On the May 16, 2005 episode of Meltdown however, Mayer announced that the draft would take place in June over a one month period. Following the announcement, he made note that there were no exceptions from the draft, including the injured and the champions.

Superstar selections[]

Draft lottery[]

Pick # Brand (to) Employee Role Brand (from)
1 Meltdown Dustin Simpson Male wrestler Fusion!
2 Fusion! Kevin Hunter Male wrestler Meltdown
3 Meltdown Matt Borske Male wrestler Fusion!
4 Fusion! Kevin McAlmond Male wrestler Meltdown
5 Meltdown Michael Ferry Male wrestler Fusion!
6 Fusion! Muhammad Hassan and Daivari
(Nicholas Gauthier and Jacob Miller)
Male wrestler Meltdown
7 Meltdown The Big Marc Male wrestler Fusion!
8 Meltdown Kyle Van Johnson Male wrestler Fusion!
9 Fusion! Jared Hunt Male wrestler Meltdown
10 Fusion! Jesse Dern Male wrestler Meltdown

Post-draft trades[]

Pick # Brand (to) Employee Role Brand (from)
1 Meltdown Mark Semmler
Duprée
Michael Basham
Suzuki

Hiroko
Josh Nuss

Male wrestlers/Divas Fusion
Fusion!

William Kapphan
Michaelle Haite
Silver Grenier
Simon
Richard Veach

Male wrestlers/Divas Raw
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