WWE Universe will not be the same as RAW and SmackDown will be separate entities after a recent brand split. They have run side by side since 2011 and are WWE Universe’s two of best brands. The idea that they will have different sets of wrestlers and different world titles makes thing interesting for the fans.
Everything we know about WWE brand split so far…
Let’s talk about Smackdown first. For the first time in the shows history, the show will air live. The first live air will begin from 19th of July and continue every Tuesday in the United States. This has been rumored for a long time but since RAW is popular in the States, it was delayed.
The news of SmackDown going live also brought the major news of the brands splitting. They are together since 2011 but now the shows will have different storylines, different roster and separate writing teams.
This idea was pitched in 2002 when the WWE was overloaded with incoming wrestlers and the then WCW made the thing work. But, in 2011, the idea was abandon as the wrestlers from different brands started to appear in other brand for no apparent reason.
One of the most interesting part of the brand split is the talent draft. The talent draft will split the major roster into RAW or SmackDown Show which is due to be done in 11th of July RAW. It has been told that the wrestler themselves do not know where they will end up in.
The CEO of WWE, Vincent McMahon, released many midlevel wrestlers in the past month and is seeking other wresting industry to fill the void.
The question still remains, how will this affect WWE 2k17?
We do not think that this will affect the WWE 2k game so much. The game already has two brands linked with players and this concept has been there for quite a time now. In the My WWE Page, we can see individual wrestler with indivudial shows. Ex. BigShow and SmackDown Fandango and Raw.
However, the storyline of the game could change. It has been mentioned that the storyline between Raw and Smackdown will not cross each other. So, there could be a different story line about picking a draft and playing for one industry only.
A new showcase mode could be introduced that allows RAW x SmackDown matches and main event Bragging Rights, a pay-per view on the concept could be improvised.
There’s only hope that this brand splitting thing goes well. It will give the superstars precise things to focus on and it might lead to a massive WWE 2k18 Roster.
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