OnThisDay 13 years ago, March 22, 2004. .
WWE presented its first ever Draft Lottery on RAW from the #JoeLouisArena in #Detroit , #Michigan .
RAW and Smackdown's general managers, #EricBischoff and #PaulHeyman respectively, each had a tumbler with the other show's roster, and they each picked six names from their bins. Any name picked out would be moved.
Shelton Benjamin, Nidia, Rhyno, Edge (making his return to WWE after more than a year away from the ring), Tajiri and Paul Heyman were moved to RAW. Heyman decided that he'd rather not work at all than work for Eric Bischoff, so he quit.
Drafted to Smackdown were Rene Dupree, Mark Jindrak, Triple H, Rob Van Dam, Teddy Long and Spike Dudley. Triple H would never appear in a Smackdown ring as he was traded the next day back to RAW for Booker T and the Dudley Boyz by interim general manager Kurt Angle.