Questions were raised when Stephanie McMahon revealed that Monday Night Raw would become the exclusive home of the returning cruiserweight division, with exciting stars set to arrive on September 19.
The division became synonymous with SmackDown since WCW closed its doors, with the likes of Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, and many more carrying the division until the championship was vacated.
However, with the incredible success of the Cruiserweight Classic, Raw will be taking control of the division as it’s a three-hour show. But if the latest rumours are anything to go by, SmackDown Live may still be on a level playing field in the long run.
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Right now, both brands have the same amount of championships.
While the Women’s and Tag Team Championships were drafted to Raw, General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed the new SmackDown Women’s and Tag Team Championships, which will be won at Backlash this Sunday.
Raw is expected to bring back the Cruiserweight Championship, which means Raw will have one extra championship compared to the blue brand.
CRUISERWEIGHTS TO SMACKDOWN?
DailyWrestlingNews are reporting that Vince McMahon wants both shows to boast the same number of titles and that plans are in place for SmackDown to receive their own Cruiserweight division if things go well on Raw.
The final list of Raw competitors has reportedly been decided, with the likes of Cedric Alexander, TJ Perkins and Gran Metalik all confirmed for Monday nights.
The advantage the WWE has right now is that they have a long list of other cruiserweights they can use on Tuesday night’s, especially with huge names such as Zack Sabre Jr. and Kota Ibushi still not confirmed, among many more.
While many are hopeful that Triple H can keep the cruiserweight division afloat, it makes complete sense in having one on SmackDown as well, especially when you have Bryan in charge.
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