Ever since the WWE announced they'd be reintroducing the brand split, one of the main talking points within the Universe has been what such a dramatic change would mean for pay-per-views moving forward.
There have been several reports, coupled with comments from those within the business like Jerry 'The King' Lawler, that have claimed the company is planning to double up its monthly PPV output - putting on one RAW specific event and one SmackDown specific event each month.
The WWE, though, have yet to confirm any such plans. However, a document, supposedly leaked from within the organisation and posted to Reddit this week, might have just done that for them.
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Brought to our attention by NoDQ, the document purports to show the WWE's revised pay-per-view schedule following the July 19 brand split. If it is proved to be legitimate, it would back up the reports of brand-specific events for the rest of the calendar year.
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It is worth noting that, at this stage, there is no official word on whether the schedule is real or fake. Although, Dave Meltzer did confirm that a number of the dates and venues for events supposedly taking place over the next few months are correct.
So what exactly is the document promising? Well, as you can see above, the RAW pay-per-view events would be as follows:
Clash of Champions - September 25
Hell in a Cell - October 30
Roadblock - December 18
And for SmackDown:
Backlash - September 11
No Mercy - October 9
TLC - December 4
Survivor Series on November 20, meanwhile, would see the two brands reunite and both sets of Superstars appear on the same card.
If the WWE does indeed intent on splitting the schedule like the document would suggest, the decision will likely split opinion on the WWE Universe, too.
There will be excitement at the idea that old events such as Backlash and No Mercy are returning, aswell as the introduction of Clash of Champions, an old favourite of WCW, to the WWE brand.
Some, though, may be wary that the organisation is risking overloading WWE fans with too much content rather than focusing on making what they already have the best it can be. Moreover, with only Survivor Series slated to include both rosters it could mean a long wait to see RAW and SmackDown Superstars do battle.
Only time will tell just how legitimate the document is. Fans will likely have to wait until the 'New Era' officially gets underway next month, however, to find out just what the WWE hierarchy has in store for them.
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