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WWE Brand Extension Split Being Discussed By Wrestlers

There have been rumblings between wrestlers of another brand split, reports PWInsider. With the recent storyline of Shane McMahon coming back to WWE for control of RAW, the rumors have picked up momentum this past week.

The WWE ended the brand extension a few years back after dividing the roster by RAW and SmackDown wrestlers. WWE’s first brand extension lasted about a decade and resulted in several titles being brought in, including the World Heavyweight Championship.

There have been conflicting reports if Shane’s WrestleMania 32 match will be a one time deal or something much larger. Details of the storyline are being kept within the McMahon family and their closest WWE associates.

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  • Zack

    There are two especially unique ways they could go with this if Shane takes over Raw. The first is of course the brand split. By going that route, it’d be easier to transition midcarders to the main event level and would help build the next generation of stars.

    Another way they could go is have a face Shane McMahon run Raw while a heel Steph/HHH run Smackdown. The same talent on both shows could introduce dynamic storylines between faces and heels and how they’re treated at each show. The benefit there would likely be higher ratings for Smackdown since they’re in desperate need to rebound.

    But either way, whatever I don’t care. I burnt my tongue on some chicken tetrazzini so this is the second thing on my mind at best. ?

    • Voice of Truth and Reason

      Major mistake…..should have gone w/ the chicken parm

      • MikeLo #NewNation

        I love baked chicken Parmesan ziti ?

      • Zack

        Dude I’m so glad you brought that up because literally it was between that and chicken parm and I went with the tetrizinni!

  • http://NUNAYSHON.com Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

    Im Ok with Shane being GM or Comissioner or whatever tf But another Brand split is not needed…the first time it was fun and different for the first 3 or 4 years…after that it started to be just lousy and then WWECW came along and just messed it completely up…if they actually push wrestlers that the majority of us want pushed and stop tryna gag us with the forced fed BS then i dont think we would have this rumor going…and if any angle that should come back that was cool then went to hell is the nWo vs WWE angle but instead of Quad Breaker, Drunkie, and Racist Brother Brother it should be the Bullet Club (or Bulletproof Club) and i dont want to see SMACKDOWN! VS RAW 2018 Featuring NXT #FoolMeOnce #NoMoreBrandSplits

  • Lisa

    I like the idea but it would be interesting to see how WWE can pull that off with the thin roster they have.

    • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ??

      If that happens, they’re planning on calling up some people from NXT.

      • Lisa

        Wouldn’t that significantly reduce NXT’s starpower?

        • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ??

          A little bit but they could always rebuild the show/product with another wrestler.

          • Lisa

            I hope Shane McMahon will stick around after Wrestlemania. I would love to see him as the authority figure of Raw.

          • ‘Drowen Hart #NewNation ??

            Me too Lisa me too…

  • xXwindsofchangeXx

    I just don’t think they have enough bodies right now. And there’s no way to fill that void with talent from NXT that’s actually ready to make the jump without completely screwing up current storylines down there AND severely weakening what’s become a burgeoning niche product. Samoa Joe clearly doesn’t need any more seasoning – never did – and Sami Zayn I think would have been promoted already if not for that shoulder injury. I’d like Apollo Crews to win the NXT Title and establish a bit more personality for himself before he makes the jump, but from an in-ring standpoint, he could hold his own. Several of the tag teams could cut mustard up there and add to this division, which, aside from New Day’s occasional moments of briliance, has gone stale (I love the Dudley Boyz, but the fact that WWE’s relying on them for spice in the division isn’t a good sign).

    But if you take all of those pieces off NXT, those are NXT’s best pieces. And just like the main roster having a whole chunk ripped out of it due to injuries (Orton, Cena, Rollins, Cesaro, just to name a few), NXT would be appreciably worse if you did something crazy like yanked Joe, Zayn, and Crews up to the main roster all at once. And to make things worse, once Orton, Cena, Rollins and others eventually return, the newer guys would likely find themselves lost in the shuffle between WWE wanting to lean on its returning star power and their grating commitment-phobia when it comes to pushing anyone not named Roman Reigns (this Ambrose/Lesnar feud, for example, could be an opportunity to push Ambrose into megastar status. But given that this is WWE, I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop.)

  • Quote the Ravens, nevermore…

    Bring back ECW!!! Right, everybody? … Anybody? … No? Ok, I’ll go back under my bridge…

  • Fat Owens Fat

    Start another brand, make it a private business. Go edgy. Have occasional inter-brand ppvs to keep them both in the spotlight. If one sinks(the public one mostly) then they have another brand to look up to.

  • The Shockmaster

    Bring back ‘WCW Monday Jericho’

  • Mean Dean

    Shane wins, puts Eric Bishof in charge of raw

  • https://twitter.com/CooliganIsOP The Cooligan

    Call up the entire current NXT roster, and split them up between raw and smackdown. Then have all the guys that work NXT dark matches and people who are in training be the new NXT roster.

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