Adam wilkinson



Hey all, yes this was originally posted on the 12th instalment of BTB - Breaking The Barrier.

Any way I was thinking, what IF WWE split the brands again; could it work? I think it could. Back when WWE did this in 2002, with Raw and Smackdown having their own exclusive wrestlers; wrestlers such as Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, JBL and alike became household names.. now you look at it, the World title isn't looked at highly upon; it's all about the WWE title with the World title being tossed around like a hot potato between Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio.. Oh wait, did I just mention Alberto twice? Any how here we go, with Rick Wall reshaping the roster:

Male Wrestlers

Raw

WWE Heavyweight Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship
WWE Tag Team Championships
WWE European Championship*

Alberto Del Rio
Big E. Langston
Big Show
Brodus Clay
Chris Jericho
Christian
CM Punk
Curtis Axel
Darren Young
David Otunga
Ezekiel Jackson
Fandango
The Great Khali
Hornswoggle
Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso
Jinder Mahal
JTG
Mark Henry
The Miz
R-Truth
Rob Van Dam
Santino
Sheamus
Ted DiBiase
Tensai
Titties O'Neil
Wade Barrett
Zack Ryder


Smackdown
World Heavyweight Championship
WWE United States Championship
World Tag Team Championships
WWE Cruiserweight Championship*

Alex Riley
Antonio Cesaro
Bo Dallas
Camacho
Cody Rhodes
Curt Hawkins
Damien Sandow
Daniel Bryan
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre
Epico
Evan Bourne
Heath Slater
Hunico
Jack Swagger
Justin Gabriel
Kane
Kofi Kingston
Primo
Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio
Roman Reigns
Ryback
Seth Rollins
Sin Cara
Tyson Kidd
William Regal
Yoshitatsu


Female Wrestlers can appear on both shows. No point separating them, especially with the amount of crap talent that the roster has (Aksana, Bella Twins, Rosa Mendez)


Other

Raw

Vickie Guerrero (Raw GM)
Brad Maddox (Raw GM Assistant)
Lilian Garcia (Ring Announcer)
Michael Cole, JBL & Jerry Lawler (Raw Announce Team)
Paul Heyman (as manager of Curtis Axel)
Ricardo Rodriguez (as manager of Alberto Del Rio)

Smackdown

Teddy Long (Smackdown GM)
Booker T (Smackdown GM Assistant)
Tony Chimel (Ring Announcer)
Josh Matthews, William Regal & Tazz (Smackdown Announce Team)
Zeb Coulter (as manager of Jack Ssswaggerpuss and Antonio Cesaro)

- Justin Roberts can just fork off.


- What about Creative?

WWE wants to hire more writers and what better way to keep stories up-to-date and with a purpose than having two sets of creative writers, one for Raw, one for Smackdown.. Like they did years ago, it also puts less stress on the current creative team.

- What about NXT?

NXT talent can be called up whenever WWE sees fit. NXT will be it's own seperate brand, like the minor leagues before getting called up to the big league (Raw or Smackdown).

What about the B-Shows and PPV's?

WWE Main Event - Raw's B-Show
WWE Superstars - Smackdown's B-Show
WWE SMS - Both (it's for kids, so seriously it doesn't matter what airs on this, as long as the little poops are happy).

The Pay Per Views will be joint, meaning PPV's will feature both Raw and Smackdown matches.. As seperate brand PPV's didn't do that well years ago.

How can wrestlers appear on both brands?

Only those who are part-timers and/or legends like Rock, Brock, Taker, Foley and HHH can appear on both.

For a wrestler to be able to appear on another brand, there must be a trade OR a draft system take place.. No more having talent go from one brand to the other freely.

This includes John Cena. I want to create a brand where WWE doesn't rely on Cena. Imagine a WWE without John Cena, imagine how much opportunity will open up for a lot of the talent that have been struggling to get TV time. Cena could do wonders as a part-time superstar, some will hate it, others may love it. I just think WWE can deliver a far better product without John Cena always being relied upon.


Why a brand split?
It allows talent that doesn't get used often, a chance to be used, a chance to be allowed to showcase what they can do. Guys like Ryder, Hawkins, Hunico and alike are getting pushed out the door, there experience is none to little; allowing these guys to showcase what they can do, it may make WWE that more interesting and it also allows talent and creative more free space.

It worked before, back in the early to mid 2000's with talent such as Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Batista, John Cena, Brock Lesnar to go from being mid-carders to actually being able to main event and IT also created WWE a few new stars for the future...
Dave Woods
One question: shouldn't WWE be required to support one tag-team title before they add on another?
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Rick Wall PP
Yes you do have a good point Dave. But with the roster split in two, more likely some NXT talent will be called up..
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Dave Woods
If it has that effect, then I'm all for it.
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Rick Wall PP
As am I; but yeah if it doesn't call for two tag belts then one could do with the tag champs being allowed to appear on both rosters. Also with WWE roster split in two, it may allow WWE to create new tag teams.
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Cj Smith
But we all know that vince is making way more money with the way things are now. So, it probably won't happen anytime soon
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Wes Garrett
Due to the recent decline in ratings on Smackdown this is highly unlikely even though it would be a much better product. Also instead of three hours of raw(which I like) go back to 2 hrs and script in more wrestling not as much damn promo's .. too much filler time and not enough of what people actua...
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Cj Smith
Yeah, so much money that vince don't care about the guys who should champion just as much as cena, guys like orton,miz,rhodes,swagger,christian, sheamus, or even kofi or ryback, or dolph. Those guy should be the world champions.
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tyre t
Majority of the money comes from merch, he can and will sell an ass load not being there as often, look at rey's sales for example.
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Rick Wall PP
Or The Rock or even Stone Cold Steve Austin or even DX and NWO..
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Cj Smith
I get that, all I'm saying is that there's other guys there besides cena that's all.
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