John Cena speaks out about SmackDown brand split

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The WWE announced some huge changes to the way they operate yesterday, which left fans everywhere in complete shock.

SmackDown is now being made into a live show which will be broadcast on Tuesday nights, starting from mid-July, while there will also be a new brand split, with a draft deciding where superstars will be wrestling.

With such big changes coming, there is no doubt that the wrestlers themselves will be talking it. John Cena has been, and he put his thoughts about the brand split out on social media.


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Taking to his verified Twitter account, Cena posted out a tweet saying that the new brand split was a "incredible" opportunity for superstars in the WWE, who can all now kick on and get more television time week in, week out.

"This is incredible news for @WWEUniverse and for all @WWE superstars! Opportunity is knocking, #NewEra indeed!!!!"

Cena is right, this is genuinely a great chance for some of the newer superstars who have been brought up from NXT, like Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews, who have struggled in recent times to really get much television time and haven't had anything in the way of a storyline since getting the call up .

The same is also true for already-established WWE stars who have simply fallen out of favour in recent months and whom there have been no feuds for. It would've been a huge opportunity for people like Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett to make their mark again, except they both decided to leave the company.

Cena isn't the only person who is excited about the new changes, with Vince McMahon also particularly buzzing.

“WWE’s flagship programs will both leverage the incredible depth of our talent roster, distinct storylines and the unpredictable nature of live TV," the Chairman said.

"This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around the world.”

Hopefully, the WWE can learn mistakes from the last time they did a brand split, where SmackDown just became the 'B Show' that not as many people cared about. If they can keep the two on an equal footing then we could see some exciting times for wrestling fans.

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