Brand division between Raw and Smackdown

The WWE Universe has certainly seen a lot of positive and exciting changes since The New Era began and it’s only getting better! announced that not only will Smackdown be moving from Thursday to Tuesday nights starting July 19th, but it will be airing LIVE on the USA Network which is a first in WWE history.  Smackdown will be its own separate brand along with Raw and a draft will occur in the upcoming weeks to see which of our favorite WWE Superstars will be selected for each brand.

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“WWE’s flagship programs will both leverage the incredible depth of our talent roster, distinct storylines and the unpredictable nature of live TV,” WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon said. “This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around th­e world.”

This announcement has the WWE Universe incredibly excited and with good reason!  Anyone who grew up watching WWE know that brand drafts would happen yearly in the company, letting us know where we could watch our favorite WWE Superstars weekly.  It’s thrilling that WWE is bringing that back to The New Era and Smackdown going live nonetheless.

Which brand will your favorite WWE Superstars end up?  Tune into WWE in the upcoming weeks to find out!


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