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Brand Split confirmed

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You heard it here first folks
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I just got an alert for it on my phone holy shit
ITS HAPPENING

>UNIQUE ROSTER
>A DRAFT COMING SOON
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If smackdown is live I'll watch. I haven't watched it in years
>watching pretaped shows

hue

I even watched the horrible ECW reboot because it was live, but stopped after Benoit stuff
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>revealing this on twitter and not on raw
The fuck is wrong with these dipshits.
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>>1325424
This. I thought the separate (distinct/jobber) roster was bs till I read the actual tweet.
I understand moving the show is fine but cmon this should have been announced on RAW or Extreme rules
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Hope this means SmackDown won't be half a Raw clipshow.
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>>1325428
>distinct roster
>unique rivalries
>draft

Obviously not
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>Which one of you has RUTHLESS AGGRESSION
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>on Tuesday night
Sort of awkward but I'll fuck with it
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>yfw it's real

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjPhDn5fm3g
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So I'm assuming the WWE, Tag and Woman's titles will be cross-brand, I bet the IC title is on Smackdown, US title is on RAW.

Reigns will be on RAW, BMJ will be on Smackdown.
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>>1325417
Awful news. Roster is shit enough as it is, don't need to cut it in half.
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I wasn't watching WWE during the brand split era, (quit watching for awhile after WCW died) but I read online a lot that people hated it. Can anyone explain why?
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Could this be the reason Cody and Ryback left before it actually happened? it seems like it personally.
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>>1325433
>The show opens with Cena in the ring asking that question
>Kurt Angle walks out
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>>1325442
RAW was garbage because it was a 2 hour HHH ego trip

Smackdown was good until Heyman left
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>>1325442
It was pretty good at first since WWE was stacked af. Smackdown would actually compete with RAW quite well. Even had brand PPV's and brand vs brand segments that were awesome as fuck.
In general it was good but the roster slowly died out and previous brand gimmicks got stale.
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>>1325443
Who this year has left and who has been let go? It's becoming a long list.
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Will SmackDown be getting it's own World Title?
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>>1325439
Nah, that's exactly what the roster needs to be less shit.
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>>1325446
Would mark desu senpai
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>>1325417
Actually I heard it first on Twitter.
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>>1325452
Hopefully but I doubt it.
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>>1325452
God I hope not.
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>Nakamura confirmed to feud with Dolph on Smackdown
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>>1325435
>that awkwardness

They did
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>>1325461
does steph not realize she looks like a helldemon when she does that crazybitch smile
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>Brand Split
>WWE and WHC titles split
>everyone comes back from injuries
>NXT callups
>that fucking stacked roster
>at least one show won't be a Make Roman Look Strong festival
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>didn't announce this on RAW
>no mention of separate titles
>turing the official announcement into more McMahon ego jerking
Not a good start desu
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My biggest issue is that Raw will be 3 hours and SmackDown will be 2 (as far as we know). Not that I want another 3 hour show, but didn't the Raw supershow kill SD last time? Maybe if Main Event became SD exclusive
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>>1325424
It'll get people to tune into RAW you retard. Ratings dropping means they need to give people a reason to watch, announcing something on RAW won't get people to tune in, unless they advertise something like Daniel Bryan making a huge announcement.
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>>1325465
They fucked up not announcing it on RAW to a huge pop and internet instantly buzzing about it. Then again they fuck up a lot of good chances to get people excited, it's not surprising.

They BETTER have separate titles.
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okay, new question: all the talent that just quit/got dropped (Rhodes/Ryback, etc) was that a work? Will they come back now?

Because if those guys have all legit quit just before this, they have totally fucking played themselves. Brand split gives everybody a slightly better chance of getting some creative time to build themselves up.
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>>1325464
>And the WWE Champion will have to defend his title against both rosters.
>DUM DARAM DUM DARAM DUM DARAM
Two weekly doses of Samoa for your diet.
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>>1325477
They tried to do that in 2002 but it did not work out.
I'm sure it will fail this time around as well.
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>>1325467
You must love current WWE TV.
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>>1325474
Maybe that's exactly why they left. "Cody, we want you to be a big part of the new Smackdown, you're gonna have to double your workload"
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>>1325464
>>at least one show won't be a Make Roman Look Strong festival
Cena will be on the other one though. That said after his GOAT run as US champ, and as long as he isn't booked as super Cena and always in the main title picture, I'm looking forward to his return.
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>>1325481
I don't think any of the guys who gave reasons for their exit had "too much work" as their explanation. No opportunities / shit direction / low pay were their main concerns.
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>>1325474
Has Ryback actually left? Or are they still in talks and he's just off TV?
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>>1325467
They'd get people tune into RAW if they just announced on twitter "A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SMACKDOWN WILL TAKE PLACE ON RAW" instead of just revealing the whole thing.

>>1325474
I have a feeling that the decision was made also because of talent leaving, so it doesn't turn into an avalanche of people leaving, so now they made something to actually keep them there.
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>>1325435
Hopefully it gets a new theme tune.
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>>1325481
Why would it double his workload if he only had to appear on 1 TV show? Do you know what doubling means?
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>>1325489
ON AND ON AND ON AND ON

IM FAAAAAACIINNGGGG
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quick guys pick your draft

>smackdown
roman
cena
sheamus
del rio
ziggler
balor
corbin
crews
zayn
the new day
vaudevillians
usos
lucha dragons

>raw
rollins
nakamura
styles
ambrose
jericho
cesaro
rusev
KO
miz
enzo + cass
dudleys
le club
social outcasts
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>>1325481
Midcarders love brand splits because it makes the IC and US titles into worthless lower midcard belts. Looking forward to Bo's IC run desu.
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>>1325489
LET IT ROLL LET IT ROLL I'M UNSTAAAAPABLE
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>>1325474
They quit... to be HIRED BY SMACKDOWN. I've never been worked this hard in my life. I'm beginning to question the choices I've made in my existence on this earth that have brought me to this point.
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>>1325468
You dont waste a huge announcement during an episode apropos of nothing - you use it to get people excited and interested. And to tune in next week.
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>>1325493
>Splitting up Zayn and Owens
How much weight do you need to lose to be considered normal?
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>>1325486
No way. This is a big, corporate-level decision that revolves around broadcasting rights, not some flouncy on-screen talent getting the hump about not being given respect. This decision will have been on the table for 6+ months already; maybe more.
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>>1325499
She looks like a pig on the thumbnail
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>>1325485
He's busy burning bridges
https://twitter.com/Ryback22/status/734535052923666433
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/asp/ drafts the WWE roster

>first pick goes to Raw
>next pick goes to Smackdown
>and so on and so forth
Go
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>>1325507
Miz
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>>1325493

>Smackdown:
All the divas;
All of Trips' NXT bitches
promo-queen faggots with no moves

>RAW
anyone who cares about wrestling and can work
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>>1325507
Nakamura
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>>1325493
>Raw
Roman
Orton
Jericho
Sheamus
Del Rio
Ziggler
Miz
Crews
Corbin
Finn Balor
Big Show
Titus O'Neil
Neville
Kane
Heath Slater
Jack Swagger
Darren Young
Vaudevillains
Golden Truth
Breezedango
Uces
Shining Stars
Charlotte
Eva Marie
Nikki Bella
Dana Brooke
Alicia Fox
Tamina
Paige

>Smackdown
Ambrose
Rollins
Wyatt Family
Styles
Zayn
Owens
Rusev
Nakamura
Cesaro
Samoa Joe
Zack Ryder
Enzo & Cass
New Day
Dudleys
Gay Club
Axel & Dallas
Lucha Dragons
Sasha Banks
Lana
Emma
Summer Rae
Naomi
Becky Lynch
Bayley
Asuka
Natalya
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>>1325435

Am I the only who thinks they've had sex before?
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Wait, so Smackdown is live on Tuesdays? That seems like a little too much wrestling right in the beginning of the week. Why don't they do it on Thrusdays?

Also, SD really needs it's own World Title, and not just because it quarantines Roman on one night. The old Undisputed Title instantly became unwieldy when the champ was feuding with someone on Raw and no one on Smackdown, and vise-versa. That was the whole point of splitting the belt to begin with.

Also, we might get based Big Gold back.
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>>1325512
Oops... +Cena on Smackdown
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>>1325417
Actually I heard it on reddit first
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>>1325510

Raw picks Rusev
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>>1325514
Smackdown has to happen on a Tuesday because the WWE schedule is TV monday and tuesday, house shows the rest of the week.
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>>1325518
Smackdown picks JBL
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>>1325520
RAW picks Maggle
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>>1325520
Smackdown picks Mauro
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>>1325517
>Had her implants removed

This company and its lies
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>>1325522

Raw picks Saxton
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>>1325501
>wanting to see owens vs zayn for the millionth time
how new to wrestling are you?

i'm assuming that titles will be cross brand anyways so they can still fight
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>>1325526
SmackDown picks Good Ol' JR
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>>1325513
European royal families used to practice incest to keep the seat of power within the royal family. That's actually where to phrase keeping it in the family came from. And the McMahon's are basically the yfamily of professional wrestling so yeah.
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>>1325526
Smackdown picks Graves
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>>1325529
did someone say family
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>>1325532
DEG-DEGLARE
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>>1325528

Raw picks Harper
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>>1325519
I get that, but it's probably worth it to change the schedule. They'll be running two crews full time anyway, so it's worth investing in two sets so as not to burn the audience out.

On PPV weeks they'll be going Sunday through Wednesday with new shows, if you include NXT. Even fans get mandrama-ed out at some point.
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>>1325506
Didnt TNA have a thing about struggling to pay their talent not all that long ago?
He's fucking retarded if they actually did and he's suggesting dumb shit like that.
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>>1325536

*As back stage interviewer.
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>>1325539
Smackdown picks Braun Strowman as backstage interviewer
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>>1325520
>>1325521
>>1325522
>>1325526
>>1325528
>>1325530
These marks not understanding that Byron Saxton has to be on every single show WWE produces.

>You are now aware that Saxton literally gets more TV time than anyone in the United States.
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>>1325538
It's not like ROH or NJPW will come looking for him, the only company retarded enough to hire him would be TNA
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>>1325541

Raw picks Otunga
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>>1325543
I want to see him and Lashley stiffing and injuring eachother.
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>>1325537
>They'll be running two crews full time anyway
It'll be the same crew doing the same shows.
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>>1325545
Hey Phil!
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>>1325495
It does the opposite of that actually
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RAW:

ROMAN BIG DOG REIGNS
JOHN CENA
SETH ROLLINS
BROCK LESNAR
THE MIZ
RUSEV
APOLLO CREWS
TEAM 3D
CESARO
GAYDUST
ASCENSION
KANE
RYBACK
MARK HENRY
THE ROCK

SMACKDOWN:

KEVIN FATMAN OWENS
CHRIS JERICHO
DEAN AMBROSE
DOLPH GAYLER
SAMI GAYN
NEW GAY
FIN GAYLOR
SIN CARA
AJ STYLES
ENZO AMORE
USOS
KALISTO
ALBERTO DEL RIO
WYATT FAMILY
+ ALL FUTURE NXT TRASH
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They will split the titles again

>Smackdown
Seth Rollins - WHC
Rusev - US
Charlotte - Women's Title
Dean Ambrose
Kevin Owens
Sami Zayn
Sheamus
Alberto Del Rio
Kalisto

>Raw
Roman Reigns - WWE
Miz - IC
New Day - TT
John Cena
Bray Wyatt and the rest
AJ Styles, Festus and Karl
Randy Orton
Baron Corbin
Apollo Crews
Chris Jericho
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I haven't watched wrestling full time for years, so can anyone answer these:
>Does the WWE have enough talent to support two rosters?
>Will they eventually re-introduce a second world championship belt?
>Will RAW still be the main show or will they become equal?
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>>1325550
lol
Someone post that picture with Kofi and Ryder holding the IC and US titles.
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>>1325417
WWE just gets more and more retarded. The ratings are going to tank even harder with them doing this shit.
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>>1325553
>Does the WWE have enough talent to support two rosters?
No.
>Will they eventually re-introduce a second world championship belt?
Probably, although they may try to avoid that at first.
>Will RAW still be the main show or will they become equal?
Raw will still be the main show as far as Vince is concerned.
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>>1325462
she makes my dick hard when she pulls this face!!!!
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>>1325557
Hi Vince
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>>1325417
>Roman Reigns moving to Smackdown

Based Big Dog
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>>1325553
they certainly have the bodies
i think IC will headline SD, at least to start
RAW will still be the main show, even if Cena goes to SD.
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>>1325548
Two crews of wrestlers I meant, though the other applies as well. They already split the rosters for the house show circuit, so there's already more than one ring crew available.
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>>1325544

Smackdown picks Big E as GM
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>>1325554
Go look at the IC title reigns during and after the brand split and tell me which one was better
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>>1325554
lol
You're retarded
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>Reignetty being the centerpiece for a three hour Raw
>Jasethy cutting 20 minute promos on Smackdown
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>>1325571
All three shield guys will stay on RAW
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>>1325571
>Deanetty being wacky on Superstars
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>>1325563
Oh I get you. I meant tv crew, like cameras, sound guys, Cunt Dunn.
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Niceeeee!!!! Now in what brand Cena is gonna be, so I don't even bother in watching that shit
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Smackdown vs Raw 2k17 better have a good fucking GM mode
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>>1325577
>Not watching based Blue Jorts Man
>Watching Ramen Reigns
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>>1325571
I hope they put all of the people I hate on one show, so I never have to watch that shit.
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>vince has been planning this for a while
>hes been signing all these big indie names to bolster his roster so it can support a brand split
>hes still gonna have 1 top title and 1 wimmins title for both brands
Is there any chance of him reviving the WHC? Will Smackdown have all the useless women like it used to on the old brand split with no belt for them?
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>>1325565
Raw picks Baron Corbin as GM
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>>1325580
>thinking itll be smackdown vs raw
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>>1325583
The brand split is the second worst idea and it's happening. Two world titles for one company is the worst idea, so of course they will bring that shit back.
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>>1325424
>>1325427
100% agree. It's just flat out idiotic to not have some formal announcement.
The real question is what's happening with MITB.
Do we get two cases again or just one?
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>>1325587
>my opinions are facts
Stop posting m8
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>>1325587
No it's not! Don't you see how much WWE has sucked in the past years, because there are so many talent and very few championships, making it very hard to push them before they feel WWE is not using them well, just like Wade Barret.
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Have they actually announced a roster/title divide or is this just Smackdown going live?
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>>1325598
>Barret
>talent
>>1325597
How the fuck can either you faggots think two world titles for one company is a good idea?
>how much WWE has sucked in the past
years
Yep and that was thanks to the brand split.
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>>1325600
Brand split and it going live are both confirmed.
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oldfag here

Ruthless Aggression era was awesome and honestly, one of my fav times in wrestling was when JBL was the WWE Champion, he had a great title reign and classic matches.
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>>1325598
Don't need a brand split to introduce new championships.
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>yfw Cruiserweight title is coming back
Manlets on SmackDown, big guys on Raw
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>>1325435
>WWE had a segment where Vince decided the fate of the company
>they didn't have him announce the brand split then
>they didn't have him give sole control of RAW to Shane
>they didn't have him give sole control of Smackdown to Stephanie
>the creative team is this legit stupid
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>>1325602
>its brand splits fault that current wwe is shit
kys
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How the fuck are they going to do 3 hours of raw with a reduced roster now?
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>>1325602
Brand split ended in 2011 from 2002, it lasted almost 10 years, you inbred fuckwit!
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>>1325439
No this is the best thing for them. Gives more opportunity for the up and commers on NXT.
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>>1325602
Because the WWE is so great now that the brand split is finished...
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>>1325614
Easy. Two hour Golden Truth segment every week.
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TNA BTFO
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>>1325614
3 hours of Roman Reigns
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>>1325612
>this is the creative team's decision
What the fuck are you thinking? It's all Vince.
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>Barret and Cody leave because they aren't being used properly/enough
>lolbrandsplit
Vince is a master troll
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>>1325623
Is Vince not on the creative team, anon?
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>>1325614
20 minute Golden Truth vs Breezedango matches.
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>>1325624
Vince is hoping they come crawling back and can sign then for 1/3 of what he was paying them.
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>>1325624
It doesn't matter if there was a brand split, their position on the card wouldn't really change.
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>>1325431
>implying wwe wpuldn't go off the rails and have each brand interact with each other 24/7 like they did last time
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>>1325417
So how long until this turns to shit like the previous brand split?
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>>1325625
No, he's the CEO.
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>>1325417
Smackdown will become NXT lite, calling it.
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>>1325634
>NXT Lite

You mean weekly NXT as it is?
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>>1325634
>implying Smackdown will be allowed to go over Raw
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>>1325631
It's starting off shit so instantly.
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>>1325417
>getting the token black and token woman in one neat package
gg
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>>1325631
It's already a mess. WWE clearly had no intentions of a brand split but are doing this to spite Cody, Ryback and Barrett.
If they had a plan for this solidified, they would have announced it at the PPV and gave the date of the draft already.
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This isn't going to end well. Now Roman and Cena can shit on two different rosters.
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>>1325644
Roman and Cena will be on the same show
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>>1325553
I think they in better shape to have split brands than when they had to combine them. I remember feeling kind of lame about split brands back in the day, namely because there were matchups I wanted to see that wouldn't happen until they did another draft.
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>>1325642
Brand splits are not going to elevate Cody, Ryback and Barrett.
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>>1325647
I hereby guarantee to you that Reigns will be on Raw and Cena will be on Smackdown.

Then when Vince gets bored of Smackdown being better he'll bring Cena back to Raw.
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>>1325650
Do you even know what the purpose of a Brand Split is?
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>>1325648
This so much. The brand split robbed me of so many matches I wanted to fucking see. Plus two world titles is retarded. Fuck the brand split.
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>>1325652
Cena is not going to return to Smackdown
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>>1325658
I know he isn't. The brand split is in July. He's returning on Raw next week.
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I just realized Vince will be shouting down Mauro Ranallo's ear due to Smackdown being live now.

I'm gonna be really sad when they neuter him.
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>>1325653
Does WWE?
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>>1325621
Waiting for Dixie's "big announcement" at Slammiversary where she announces it's moving to Thursdays.
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>>1325659
Cena won't be in Smackdown in July either

Smackdown will be filled with smark darlings and the Intercontinental Championship if the main title isn't split again
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>>1325663
Fair point.
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>>1325624

If this was happening, it would have been known internally within the company for weeks or months. Or do you think the company decides to implement something the day they think of it?
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>>1325672
Judging by the fact that RAW is re-written the day of countless times, yes.
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>>1325672
it would have been known by people that matter
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>>1325672
The decision to end the streak was made hours before XXX started, so yeah.
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I hope the IC Championship becomes SD's top title like Daniel Bryan wanted it to be. Two world titles is a bad idea and always will be.
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>Possibly no Roman Reigns on Smackdown

If this happens i will quit RAW
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>>1325697
This.
Put the ratings killer Shield boys, EAT STEEN EAT, Memesaro, New Gay and Sami Gayn all on one show so I won't have to watch it.
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>>1325675
>>1325680

Those are creative and aren't actually business choices. They're uncomparable you fucking smarks.
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They can't even make Raw entertaining, now they're going to water down the roster even further and make two shit shows a week instead. Sounds good.
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>>1325584
Superstars pick Zack Ryder to be its GM
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Actually I heard it on Twitter first.
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>>1325745
ZACKDOWN
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I actually suggested this a while ago, seems like WWE browse /asp/.
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>>1325752
TRENDING

WORLD

WIDE
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>>1325417
THANK YOU GOD

Finally Smackdown will matter again
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So Steph gets Raw and Shane gets Smackdown ?
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>ctrl+f
>Actually I heard it
>3 results
Am I being meme'd?
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>>1325745
Main Event picks Jack Swagger as GM
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>>1325438
BMJ?
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>>1325618
There's a reason these talentless idiots are still in nxt
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>>1325767
Lurk more, faggot.
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>>1325447
Evolution was amazing.. you guys are sad.
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>>1325761
Other way round.
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>>1325417
You can't honestly expect people to believe this will work out right? They can't even make raw watchable, and Smackdown has been irrelevant for years.

Is creative going to suddenly start putting effort into booking their shows? Are they magically going to remember the other 80% of their roster?

Give me a fucking break. WWE doesn't have the creative competence to pull this off.
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>>1325770
Yes, that Braun Strowman is a talented wrestler!
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>>1325773
It was an ego trip though, though it was their gimmick, HHH and friends circle jerk.
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>>1325771
Good one. Sorry I didn't know we used code names
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>>1325697
I might actually start watching WWE again if they do this right.

Keep the three shield ratings killers on RAW. Make Smackdown great again.
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>>1325773
EVOLUTION IS A MYSTERY
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>>1325492
THE SHIT SHOW I'VE CREAAAAAATED WITH EVERY LAST PART OF ME
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>>1325773
>>1325780
If you weren't watching Evolution's rise as it happened, you really missed out.
Once Orton was kicked out, it started going downhill, with Batista's contract signing being a faint bit of hope.
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>>1325780
How was it an ego trip? He didn't write the storyline.
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>>1325773
> poor man's 4 Horsemen shitting up shows
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>>1325786
holy shit what the fuck is wrong with haitch's hands?
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>>1325773

>I was a child in 2004
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>>1325797
they're FULL OF CHANGE THAT NO ONE SEES
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>>1325786
seriously what
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>>1325767
Big Match John
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>>1325595
Theres still only one major championship, so they'll stick to one briefcase but with 3 wrestlers from SD and 3 from RAW
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>>1325705
Who the fuck do you even like?
>>
If they have one world title then they need some 3rd tournament thing (after RR and MITB) to allow people from either roster to get a shot at the title.

They should do something like the G1 in NJPW desu.
>>
ITS HAPPENING!!!
>>
>>1325800
Yesterday's too long ago
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>>1325814
People from the Ruthless Aggression Era

*thumbs-up*
>>
Lets be honest. WWE is just doing this to try to put TNA out of business for good.
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>>1325610

This with their tournament coming up I expect them bring the cruiserweight title back in addition to the European title.
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>>1325825
TNA is doing a good enough job of that as it is, WWE doesn't give a shit about them
>>
What if Big Cass was instead managed by Heyman? Would that pairing really work?
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>>1325423
But superstars was better than monday night raw, senpai.

>Consise
>good midcard matches that are fast paced because they don't have ot no sell for 50 minutes until vinny mac nuts over how strong they are
>>
What if that new belt that leaked online a while back is going to be the belt for Smackdown???

Does anyone have the pic of it??
>>
Here's my Draft
Raw
Belts: WHC, US, Tag and TV or Hardcore
Roman
All the Tag Teams
Demon Kane
Baron Corbin
Seth Rollins
AJ Styles
Titus O'Neil
Samoa Joe
Finn Balor
Jericho
Rusev
Brock when he feels like working
John
Cesaro
Smackdown
Belt: WWE, Women's, Cruserweight, IC title
Dean Ambrose
All the Women
Randy Orton
Apollo Crews
The winner of the Crusierweight Royal Rumble WWE is doing
Alberto Del Rio
Shaemus
Nakamura
KO
Sami
The Miz
Neville when he gets back from injury
NXT call ups
Foreign pick ups.
Try to make Raw the BIG MEAT MEN with a few technical, lighter guys and Smackdown the High Flying and Technical show with a few big guys.
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>>1325850
Lets nip this one in the bud

WWE once again are idiots.
they're trying to use the hype that Enzo has generated to push big cass to the moon.

cass isn't good enough.

just like roman isn't good enough, but WWE thought "hey they like the shield, lets push roman"
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>>1325878
oh and by the way

Perfect time to split the rosters, lots of tag teams, NXT is spitting out niggas like wild fire, lots of experienced guys around.
very happy with this move
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inside source here. fuck posting to reddit. women's division will be raw exclusive, Smackdown will introduce a cruiserweight division. Screenshot this.
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inside source here, Roman Reigns has a message for all smarks and haters "Please have sex"
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>>1325574
THE FACE OF WWE SUPERSTARS
>>
inside source here, brand split is just a work to make Roman look strong
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I hope that the NXT that get called up are picked by the champ of respective brand
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>>1325773
Yeah they would have been good if they weren't around for 3 years straight
>>
It's Bragging Rights coming back?
>>
If they do a proper draft, where Shane and Steph pick then that will be hype as fuck.

None of this shitty automated drafting please.
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>>1325894
It's probably going to replace """""Extreme""""" Rules and then they are going to swap the timing with whatever current PPV (Which I think is NoC?) follows Survivor Series and the now replaced ER
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>>1325874
>Smackdown the High Flying and Technical
>Ambrose
>Orton
>Sheamus
End your life
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>>1325424

They need to have a reason for people to watch raw.

Ratings will be high as fuck next week to see the draft
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If Cena was moved to Smackdown as the face of the brand while Reigns remained te face of Raw would Smackdown eclipse Raw ratings?
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>>1325923

>draft is next week

source?
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>>1325924
Easily, the kid audience lives and dies by Cena. Under 18s have dropped the show ever since he's been out. Raw will still be high because it's nthe premiere show but if BMJ goes so do the ratings, this has been the case for a decade.
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>>1325923
They won't do the draw until a week before the new Smackdown is set to air.

They'll milk this as much as they can to get ratings.
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Does anyone else think Tuesday is a bad day to put it on?

Should be Wednesday or later. So people can get a slow fill of wrestling.
2 wrestling days back to back is kinda a lot, shit, especially with a PPV, that's 3 days of wrestling in a row.

Is there a reason they don't have Smackdown on Friday/Saturday? Wouldn't more people be able to go/watch it?
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>>1325924
By the million, I hope that Heyman gets a little bit nostalgic and decides to help write Smackdown
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>>1325424
>>1325417
They probably revealed on RAW because they don't have a storyline for why they are doing the brand split yet.

I'm sure Steph and Shane will fight and do this because of it.
>>
>>1325924
this is why they wont do it and smackdown will be the B show.
>>
The smackdown belt will be the old WWF world title
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>>1325443
Cody and Ryback would have honestly BENEFITED from a brand split, they woulda got more screen time.

So I think they didn't know.
>>
Last brand split created multiple top stars
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>>1325942
>stardust gimmick
>slow boring midget 'mastodon'
>ever getting over
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>>1325945
Wrong again.
>>
Which brand will Kenny Omega go to?
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Why would anyone want this? All of the current problems can be solved without literally and forcefully splitting the roster down the middle. Want to give the wrestlers a lighter work load? Just do it by circulating who appears on each show, and make stuff actually happen on Smackdown again. Need a belt for people just below the main event? Make the IC title more important.

Limiting themselves like that is the worst thing they can do creatively. I don't care how good the writing might be, Smackdown will never be on par with Raw and if they do get their own title, it will be a secondary consolation prize and used as an excuse to never put the real belt on people they should.
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>>1325963
literally who
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>>1325963
WHAT'S KEN ALPHA DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE
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>>1325945
Name them.
>>
>>1325963
the one where he is allowed to be good
aka nowhere near a WWE building
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>>1325423

>missing based LU
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>>1325975
JBL, John Cena, Eddie Guerrero. Pretty much anyone on Smackdown not being buried by Triple H and his buddies.
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>>1325945
top fucking kek

people look back on this shit fondly because you were children
>>
>>1325952
>>1325975
>>1325980
You don't have to samefag. I'm sure somebody somewhere probably agrees with your opinion
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>>1325979
You think Orton, Batista, Jeff, Edge, Punk etc aren't miles ahead of them especially in mainstream name recognition? All the brand split does is cage up half the roster to keep them away from the very top.
>>
>>1325980
>>1325975
>>1325952
Mysterio, Eddie, JBL, Edge, Orton, Batista, Lesnar and Cena. kys you dumb cunts
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>>1325979
> JBL and Eddie Guererro
Oh I am laffin
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>>1325982
So you can believe that multiple people might have the same opinion, but any evidence of that must be samefagging? Absolute spastic.
>>
>>1325985
Smackdowns PPVs were way more interesting than RAW back in the day, JBL's title reign was a great time.
>>
>>1325985
>mentioning brand split stars to prove your point
lmao
>>
>>1325987
>Cena, Edge
They spent the majority of their runs at the top on Raw.
>Orton and Batista are top stars because of Smackdown
Please be trolling.
>>
>>1325990
Please turn your trip on so I can filter you
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>>1325991
Fuck no they weren't. You had awful undercard matches like Simon Dean vs Lashley

Can't wait for WWE to make the same mistake and have like 8 titles again
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>>1325542
>3 hours raw
>2 hours smackdown
>1 hour Superstars

6 hours a week of Byron Saxton.

Lord have mercy
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>>1325993
My point was that they were top stars because of the main show, Raw, with Smackdown being secondary.
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>>1325495

It does the exact opposite you fucking potato
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>>1325996
Get laid
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>>1325995
>raw wasnt part of the brand split
Are you braindead?
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>>1326001
EIGHT TEEN PLUS
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>>1326000
No it doesn't. The Smackdown title becomes the secondary belt, and the other two fade into complete unimportance. Guys like Cena, KO etc will be going for that belt instead of the IC and US belts.
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>>1326002
The brand split didn't create those stars, otherwise we would have seen equally credible stars from Smackdown. How much Internet access do you get at your inpatient unit?
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>>1325447
So...nothing will be different this time for raw with it being a three hour Samoan love fest.
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>>1325460
> dolph selling nakamura's offense
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>>1326020
>Nakamura goes for a handshake at the start of the match
>Dolph does a 450° flip, lands on his neck and doesn't get up for five minutes
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>>1326020
>>1326027

>virgins will then chant "THIS IS WRESTLING"
>>
>>1325509
So No one will be on raw Since everyone falls under those three according to asp.
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>>1326032

Cena
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>>1325582
This.
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>>1325447
>New era has Roman Reigns THREE hour ego trip on RAW
>Smackdown gets a new era Smackdown six

Are you guys ready for Smackdown to become glorious again?
>>
>>1326041
Smackdown six?
>>
>>1326041
hell yea boi. dump the Snoozos on RAW and give me two hours of the best WWE has to offer like back in the day
>>
>>1326041
I'm actually looking forward to watching Smackdown again, I stopped because of all the faggotry they do with editing in the same god damned crowd noises.
>>
>>1325776
This, unfortunately.
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>>1326044
18+
>>
>>1325921
Orton is technically fantastic when he gives a shit, as is Ambrose when he's allowed to wrestle to that style.
Technical doesn't just mean "submissions and mat shit".
Sheamus is brawler tho
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>>1325814
Big Match John
AJ Styles
Rusev
Del Rio
Y2J
Neville
and that's about it.
>>
>>1326059
Yeah yeah, very ebin, could you please explain it too? I'm not familiar.
>>
>can barely get people to watch 3 hours of Raw on Monday
>expect those same people to watch 2 hours of Smackdown on Tuesday

Holy fuck
>>
Oh, boy. They're going to do a failed brand split... again. Vince is really doing everything in his power to kill his shitty company. Why don't you autists help him and stop watching and giving them money?
>>
how can a split work without brand-exclusive titles?
>>
>>1326061
Great taste my man.
>>
This will be great if they encourage actual competition between the writing/creative teams of both shows.
>>
>>1326061

Good list except Del Rio desu.
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>>1326105
>not liking based El Patron
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>>1326105
>not liking El Patron.
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>>1326111
oh boy can't wait for "king sperg" Carter to spam this image at charlotte friend everytime he posts
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>>1325672
This anon is right. Wwe had to negotiate with the tv network to make a lot for a live show
>>
>>1325417
I'd prefer if it was done this way:
-RAW. Back to two hours. Gets the WHC, IC and Women's Championship.
-Smackdown: Stays on Thursdays or is moved to Fridays (gotta space out). Gets a new World Cruiserweight Championship (has to be "world" in order to even compete with RAW), US and Tag Team's Championship.
(Or instead of those titles, split the WHC belt again which is probably better).

WWE would have its main shows on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, leaving the rest of the week free for their filler shows (Superstars and Main Event) and having a bigger coverage without burning people out as soon as the week begins.

Although this is just an idea out of complete ignorance of their decision. There probably is a better reason why it'll be the way it will be.
>>
>>1326259

Make Smackdown the show for the IC champ but world champ is on both.
>>
>>1325999
Edge became star because of his feud with Cena though
>>
>>1326063
On Smackdown for a period near the end of 2002 they had Edge, Rey, Angle, Eddie and Chavo and Benoit have loads of fantastic matches whether they were teaming against each other or singles matches or w/e.

Just fantastic wrestling every week on smackdown with those guys.
>>
>>1326259
Nah, just have the Tag, Womans and WHC be cross brand, have the IC title on Smackdown and the US title on RAW
>>
>RAW
Seth Rollins
Roman Reigns
Rusev
Enzo and Cass
Dudleys
Social outcasts
Apollo Crews
The New Day
Usos
Shaemus
Finn Balor

>SMACKDOWN
John Cena
Del Rio
Ziggler
Corbin
Vaudevillians
Shining Stars
Nakamura
AJ Styles
Ambrose
Jericho
Kevin Owens
The club
The Miz
>>
You guys are fucking retarded.

The only reason WWE did a band split before is that they had too many high profile wrestlers after purchasing WCW.

What the fuck would be the point of a brand split now when their main event calibre guys are 3-4 at best and half of them are part time?
>>
>>1325464
Yeah the other show will be "make Cena look strong ". Cena and Roman will not be on the same show, guaranteed.
>>
>>1325934
Smackdown is taped on Tuesdays and they want it to air live, so it will now air on Tuesday too, it is a bit much desu
>>
>Meltzer: As far as talent goes, I would expect a lot of uh, raiding or whatever, but a lot of very aggressive going after a lot of talent that is not in WWE now because they need it to fill- they need every star they can to fill two separate rosters along with having enough talent in NXT

this means we'll be getting tonnes of NXT call-ups and new talent entering the system
this damn well could be a new era
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I hate this, it means I have to star watching Smackdown

3 hour raw
2 hour smackdown
1 hour NXT

this isn't worth it
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>>1326310
Edge became a star when he cucked Matt Hardy. That is when he started getting heat.
>>
>>1326348
The CWC is probably going to be used as one big tryout
>>
>>1326357
You should have watched smackdown and stopped watching raw a long while ago.
It's the better show (less Vince influence, better commentary, raw rematches are better) and if anything important happens on Raw it gets recapped anyway and you don't miss it.
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>>1326359
Even during that he was still a midcard heel

He cemented himself as a main eventer with the Foley stuff, the Summer Cena feud and Rated RKO
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>>1326357
When's that big match happening Phil?
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>>1325512
Ruthless Agression Era-esque

Roman with his reign of terror while Smackdown is constantly awesome.
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>>1326357
I hope they cut Raw to 2 hours, and make the belt holders defend on both shows. that would put meaning on even the lowest belt, as it would mean the holder would have twice the exposure.

NXT is fine at 1 hour, since the brand split would likely mean major call ups. If Dana Brook is the bar at which wrestlers are called up, then NXT is way too stacked.
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>>1326359
It's bizarre to look back at that feud now.
I saw the WWE Vintage episode about that feud, and noticed these things

>they showed a segment where Edge offered Lita's feet to Snitsky as a payment for a favor (getting rid of Kane)

>all the attacks on Lita were censored via freezing the frame before she's hit with a move

>they omitted the one promo where Edge FUCKING DESTROYED Matt Hardy and generally focused on the Hardy side of the feud

If you don't remember the last one, it's here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSMwx6ZCjfI
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>>1326396
Oh, and they kept the awkward part of Matt's return promo. You know, when he said he wished Edge would get killed in a car accident before having the chance to permanently injure Edge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJL27oUb1gY

The fans didn't really like that, and neither did the commentators.
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>>1325874
I hope they do this. Then I wouldn't miss anything when I continue to skip smackdown every week
>>
>>1325934
Should be Thursday, thats the best. Just needs to be live on Thursday
>>
>>1326402
that promo absolutely killed his chances of being a main eventer
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>>1325987
Orton and Batista are stars because of triple h, 100%. Orton started on smackdown and he was a jobber losing to hardcore Holly. And Batista was with Dvon. They were nothing until they aligned with flair and then hhh. And they were all with gold
>>
>>1326041
Again? When was it ever good?
>>
>>1326326
This guy knows. Brand split was the worst idea in history. I started watching wrestling again right before the best mania of all time(28) and they were phasing it out. Finally it was like the good ol days again
>>
>>1325934
They've probably already arranged Smackdown tapings with the venues for a while so it's either live on Tuesday or taped release later.

As far as the logistics of moving their setup about, they will probably have smackdown in the same, or nearby venues so they don't have to move around as much or get a second set. Ideally they'd have separate stages so this would be no issue, but if PPV's don't then smackdown definitely wont.

One solution would be to kind of alternate so they move a few hundred miles between Monday and Thursday, then again between Thursday and Monday. Rather than moving all their shit in the week and setting up camp for Monday and Tuesday.

TL;DR It's probably cheaper and more convenient for them to keep with Tuesday even though Thursday/Friday would be much better for the Audience.
>>
>>1325489
finally raw and smackdown needed a new theme since 2010

I still remember those based days of Marlyn Manson
>>
>>1325424
Better way to attract all the old smarks who already gave up on the product.
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>>1326357

I don't know about you guys but I'm going casual as fuck. I'm just going to fanboy RAW and never watch smackdown. Then it's just NXT and RAW 3 hours is good enough.

Even got my wojak ready for upcoming flamewar threads.
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>>1326707
DELETE THAT IMAGE NOW. RIGHT NOW.

LISTEN FUCKFACE YOU CAN FUCK OFF WITH YOUR SHIT IMAGE.
>>
I liked the time when almost every superstar in the smackdown roster was a dick
>>
So how long until gamethreads, /wwe/ and /asp/ in general are shitted up with brand wars faggotry?
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