Report: WWE Brand Split "Essentially Done"
WWE brand split looks to be over
WWE having two separate rosters for Raw and SmackDown Superstars looks to be a thing of the past once again.
According to Wrestling Observer's Bryan Alvarez, WWE's brand split is "essentially done."
"I mean they haven't officially said anything, but the brand extension is essentially done. Half of the Raw crew is going to be on SmackDown Friday. Cody's going to be there, I think Seth is going to be there. They're just going to do whatever," Alvarez said on Wrestling Observer Live.
The current WWE brand split has been in place since 2016 and Raw and SmackDown have had separate championships for much of that time. That changed earlier this year at WrestleMania 38, though, when Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to unify the WWE and Universal Titles. The Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles were then unified on the May 20 episode of Friday Night SmackDown when The Usos pinned RK-Bro.
WWE's first brand split was introduced in 2002 and came to an end in 2011.