WWE held this year’s edition of the Draft back in April and fans were excited to see what kind of changes that would entail. As it turned out, not much changed as RAW and Smackdown Superstars crossed over with no regard to the brand split. Now it appears the split itself is seemingly over.
Both nights of the WWE Draft featured several legends who picked out names to be drafted to new brands, which also included NXT Superstars. The Draft also ended up creating issues with titles, as Rhea Ripley was the Smackdown Women’s Champion while she was drafted to RAW.
Of course, WWE tried to fix that issue by introducing a new title for her while doing the same for Asuka. That said, the Draft became meaningless as Smackdown Superstars competed in the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, it was reported that the brand split is seemingly “over” with little to no “explanation.” This didn’t come as any surprise to any fan.
Vince McMahon was also previously criticized for blowing up the WWE Draft after having AJ Styles appear on RAW. Seth Rollins competing on NXT this week was yet another example of the brand split being over for good. Regardless, perhaps WWE should just do away with brand splits from now on.
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