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WWE has used three superstars the most on TV since the brand split in 2016

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It's safe to say that WWE fans were very excited when the company revealed that a brand split was taking place back in 2016.

It allowed stars that could break through on Monday Night RAW to carve out a successful career on SmackDown LIVE, while the blue brand has arguably been churning out the better product on a weekly basis with an equally-impressive roster.

BRAND SPLIT

However, in hindsight, it hasn't been favourable.

Most of it seems to stem from the fact that Brock Lesnar is holding the Universal Championship, which is RAW's biggest prize, and he never seems to be there.

To a certain extent, the WWE could be compensating for that by having a long-reigning WWE Champion in AJ Styles on the blue brand; someone who has been a focal point of the show and continues to make it a big success.

Another thing fans have noticed is the fact that the same stars are receiving opportunities time after time.

Over the past few months, the main culprits seem to be both Roman Reigns and Charlotte Flair.

Somewhat surprisingly, though, neither of them have been used the most in televised matches since the brand split came into effect in 2016 - with Reddit user 'famousflawless' compiling a list of the top three.

MOST USED STARS

Surprisingly, as of this writing, Sasha Banks has been used the third most in matches on television by competing in 72 bouts from Battleground 2016, right through to the latest episode of SmackDown LIVE.

If anything, that number is going to continue to increase during this entire storyline with Bayley, and it won't be a surprise if she remains in the top three towards the end of the year.

The Boss has been a pivotal part of RAW, especially during her rivalry with Charlotte, plenty of multi-woman matches as well as her work opposite current RAW Women's Champion, Alexa Bliss.

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The second most used star in televised matches is Kevin Owens, who recently defeated Braun Strowman at Extreme Rules in a steel cage match.

Owens, like Banks, has remained a constant figure, but on both shows.

He featured heavily as the most recent active Universal Champion, while he had plenty of matches as the United States Champion on SmackDown, as well as his work alongside Sami Zayn.

When he's back on screen, he'll have the opportunity to add to his 74 matches.

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To nobody's surprise, it's the workhorse that is Seth Rollins that has been used the most in televised matches since his comeback, featuring in 76.

The Kingslayer has featured in many feuds since the brand split, including his work alongside Dean Ambrose and opposite Dolph Ziggler.

Considering he's the most over star right now, he might remain at the top of the list if he can remain healthy.

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It just goes to show who the WWE relies on the most.

What do you make of Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Sasha Banks being featured in the most matches on TV since the brand split in 2016? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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