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Plans for the championships once the WWE starts their brand split

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The biggest news to come out of the WWE this week is that SmackDown will be moving from Thursday nights to Tuesday nights and it will be broadcasted out live rather than being pre-recorded.

The company also announced that they will be bringing back the brand split alongside the move to broadcast SmackDown live, which could mean the WWE Draft could be coming back with it as well, a concept which hasn't been part of the business since the brand split ended its nine-year run back in 2011.

Between now and the date of the draft - speculated to be July 11 - WWE fans will be discussing with one another about which superstars on the roster will go to which brand, if any NXT stars will be called up, and if any superstars from the past will be making a return to boost up the numbers. 


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Nevertheless, it's also important to remember that the championships in the WWE might be affected by what happens in the WWE Draft as well. Currently, there are five titles to compete for on the main roster. These are the Tag Team Championship, Intercontinental Championship, United States Championship, Women's Championship, and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. 

However, according to a report by NoDQ, this could all change come the brand split as the company heads in a new direction, adding new titles to their shows.

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They said: "While the plan right now is for there to be two world championships, the tentative plan for the Women’s championship is for Charlotte to appear on both shows."

If the WWE does have two world championships come the brand split, this will be the first time the company has had two world titles since the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship were unified together when Randy Orton defeated John Cena at the TLC pay-per-view in December 2013.

This is a very interesting rumor as it links well with the speculation that there could be separate pay-per-views for each brand throughout the year moving forward. Having two world titles for the roster to compete for once more would add more competition, storylines, and feuds for fans to get invested in.

Following up on this with the minor titles, although it doesn't state, the IC and the US titles will likely be split between the two brands in my opinion, with one title going to Raw and the other to SmackDown.

It's also worth noting that there will only be one Women's Championship across the two brands, rather than just the one, which could indicate that it may only be the men's roster that is split up between the two brands and the women compete on both shows. Hopefully, this is the same for the Tag Team Championship as well.

It would be interesting to see two women's titles at some point, but their roster isn't strong enough, nor has it been given the booking love by WWE creative for that to happen in my opinion.

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