Report: Top heels for post-brand split RAW and SmackDown already decided

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With an impending brand split now just six weeks away, the WWE is busy behind the scenes putting together their plans for what will be new look RAW and SmackDown shows.

Although there will be a Superstar draft at some point before SmackDown's first Tuesday broadcast on July 19, reports appear to have already named the top babyfaces for the two brands - John Cena on SmackDown and Roman Reigns on RAW.

That speculation has now been added to with a report that claims to have revealed the two top heels on the respective brands.


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As reported by The Wrestling Observer, via Wrestling News Source, Seth Rollins will fulfil the role on the post-brand split RAW.

Meanwhile, the WWE is currently planning to put AJ Styles in the position on the new and improved SmackDown.

Both decisions, whilst far from confirmed at this stage, seem the safe and sensible choice.

With Styles having only turned heel on this week's Monday Night RAW - doing so against Cena - catapulting him to the top heel role is a great opportunity for The Phenomenal One to continue what has been an impressive start to life in the WWE over the past few months.

Reigns and Rollins, meanwhile, are already engaged in a feud that will hopefully hit new heights when they compete for the WWE World Heavyweight title at the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

With tentative plans for Rollins to maintain his position as the biggest bad guy on RAW after the brands split, it looks like the WWE Universe should expect to see a lot more confrontations between the two.

After seeing Rollins make his sensational return to WWE TV last month, some fans would have hoped these roles could have been reversed.

Judging by the way The Architect has been acting since appearing at Extreme Rules, however, it looks like the WWE are dead set on continuing the heel persona he had so much success with before his injury in 2015.

Big plans

There will, of course, be plenty of opportunities for other Superstars to stake their claims as top babyfaces or heels on the two brands when things get up and running next month.

For now, though, it looks like the WWE hierarchy is pretty set on the four men who they trust to lead the WWE into its 'New Era'.

With so much on the line for both brands, let's hope they don't disappoint.

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