Backstage Update On If WWE Plans To End Brand Split In 2019


Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there are no plans to end the brand split when SmackDown Live moves to FOX in October of 2019. It was added that FOX does not want to co-promote the same talent which will be on Raw every week. Also, there are no plans at the moment to move back to single-brand PPVs.

“There was speculation going around that with the move to FOX that they would go to one brand because they would need all the top stars on FOX because of how important network primetime numbers are,” Dave Meltzer wrote. “That was denied to us and said that FOX doesn’t really want to cross-promote the same talent as NBC Universal and the expectation is split crews would remain.”

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