Triple Z gives his take on what SmackDown and RAW need in the upcoming brand split.
Previously on ZWrestleTalk, Dom Bouchard wrote an article about how he would do the WWE Brand Split. This is my own version. I want to cover some facts of how I would handle the upcoming brand split. There is a rumor circulating about WWE increasing to two PPV's a month. That would be horrid. The average fan can't always watch a PPV and to increase the chances to miss two PPV's a month is rough. I wouldn't do the "split" PPV's I think that concept is dull. Just keep RAW and SmackDown on the same PPV's. They need to keep the regular amount of PPVs because "Network Specials" will be coming into play real soon. You also want PPV's to feel special not like an extension of a RAW or SmackDown. WWE wants to different unique rosters for RAW and SmackDown this is how I would do it.
This is how "my draft" will work.
2 NXT Wrestlers will get drafted (including women)
RAW will exclusively have the Cruiserweight Championship and the United States Championship. SmackDown will have the Intercontinental Championship, Hardcore Championship exclusively. Both brands will share the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Women's Championship, and WWE Tag Team Championships.
Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will be able to appear on both brands.
Divas will be divided.
WWE RAW's Roster
I would keep RAW with its normal parameters: It will be live and air at 8, It will be three hours, and it will be the flagship show. I would have Shane McMahon be GM of RAW. Here is my roster.
SmackDown would need some changes. SmackDown's time slot on USA should be Tuesdays at 8PM eastern. The show should stay at two hours. The focus would be only on SmackDown nothing would be mentioned about RAW. Unless there was a storyline. SmackDown would build a Hardcore division to make it unique from RAW's Cruiserweight division.
Well do you like my ideas for RAW and SamckDown? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
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