Just over one month out from the latest WWE brand split, there is a lot of excitement within the WWE Universe about what is to come.
However, with so many questions about just how it will all work once SmackDown goes live on Tuesday July 18, there is also a lot of uncertainty surrounding the next few months.
One of the issues that has been the subject of much debate is what exactly the WWE will opt to do about pay-per-views moving forward. Well, according to one WWE legend known for his accurate tips in the past, the Raw and SmackDown split could mean a lot more big name events each and every month.
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As reported by ProWrestling.net, Jerry "The King" Lawler recently let slip that the WWE hierarchy is planning to double up on pay-per-view events each month.
Per the report which cites a trusted fan source at the recent Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois:
"The interesting news was what he told my best friend later. He said that they would have two pay-per-view events monthly, one for Raw and one for Smackdown.
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"This would happen except for the big four events (WrestleMania, SummerSlam, the Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series)."
Predictions Lawler has made in the past have turned out to be correct. For instance, as the report notes, he claimed last year that SmackDown would be going live and moving to a Tuesday slot.
The idea of separate Raw and SmackDown PPVs for the majority of events is sure to split opinion in the WWE Universe.
While some will be delighted they could get to watch even more action involving their favourite Superstars - and potentially see them battle it out for new titles - there will be others who will argue it could be too much content.
The WWE have already been criticised for dragging out Raw for three hours on a weekly basis so doubling the PPV content each month could lead to the watering down of the product further.
Keeping the premium pay-per-views as single events is, at least, a sensible idea. The likes of WrestleMania and Royal Rumble work because of their huge, all-encompassing nature. Splitting them up over two nights would just be bizarre.
Of course, this is just speculation at this stage and nothing has been confirmed from within the WWE hierarchy itself.
Vince McMahon and co. are clearly looking to make a splash with the impending brand split and giving each brand their own individual PPVs would be one way of doing that. Whether it is in their thinking, however, remains to be seen.
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