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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-16-2017, 04:29 AM
 
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

Agreed. WWE has no idea how to book two shows let alone one. It needs to die.
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Hell no. Guys like Styles,Owens,Nakamura,Balor,Joe and Braun would not be where they are without the brandsplit. The mainevent would be dominated by shield,Cena,Orton and maybe one more guy. It would get boring real quick. Everyone is one step up the card with a brandsplit.
Exactly this is why I'm against of "End the Brand split" threads.
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

The brand split could have been done very well, but WWE are not fully committing to it. raw is still treated as their baby and Smackdown the ugly step child. so yes I agree this brand split has been a waste of time.

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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

The show was nearly unwatchable before the split. Now we have 2 solid shows and SD and RAW had their periods that were really delivering(latter half of 2016 and post Payback 2017 respectively).
Please stop saying stuff like this because it may actually happen and end up with SD being useless again.
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post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

The brand split is useful for a number of things:

- Creating new opportunities that would either never happen or would take longer to happen (Styles, Balor, Owens, Wyatt and Mahal as world champs, Slater and Rhyno as tag champs, Becky, Alexa, and Naomi as women champs)
- do new things with characters (Usos, Fashion Files, Titus Worldwide)
- exposing flaws in both talents and the product (3 hour Raws are a problem, too many PPVs)
- what booking style works best in today's world (SD 2016)
- experiment with new things (Talking Smack, women main eventing PPVs, 205 Live & how Cruiserweights are used on Raw in comparison with the CWC)
- allows fans to watch either only one brand, or watch only the PPVs on the WWE network to keep up with both brands while ignoring the main shows
- helping to make house shows a bigger deal

There are only two things that have been truly bad about the brand split for WWE. The first is that the attendance and tv ratings are dwindling lower than ever, which isnít a surprise considering that happened the last time there was a brand split. The second is that there are two world titles, but thatís necessary when one of the people holding the world title is a part timer and fans want the world champion on the show weekly.

The brand split should end though and they should just take the best from both brands and just put it on one show.
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

The roster is way too large at the moment. Even with the split there are some people not getting TV time (where are you Tye, Ziggler, Harper?). You end the split and you have people bitching way more than they already do about their favorites getting mistreated and fucked over by Vince. Before the acquisition of Styles, Joe, Balor, Strowman, Owens, and Nakamura onto the main roster in a span of under two years the landscape has changed tremendously. And it's not looking to slow down any time soon between guys like Roode, Aleister, McIntyre, and Hideo making their way up to the main roster any day now. Compare this to 2015 with WWE struggling to find opponents for Seth Rollins in 2015 and you'll see why a brand split would be a bad idea in 2015 but why ended it in 2017 is a terrible idea. Only until the veterans like Cena, Orton, Styles, Joe, Roode, and Nakamura begin to slow down and eventually retire will there be potential to end the split and get it back to giving the fewer guys they have the focal point of the product.

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post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-18-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Imagine the outrage over AJ Styles being stuck behind Rollins Reigns Balor Strowman Orton Cena Lesnar(at least that many) on the pecking order if it was all one roster. The nerd boner crowd would be inconsolable. people don't even realize that the brand split has elevated guys to levels they wouldn't even be remotely close to otherwise. Now is it being done well at this point in time? Probably not, but the situation has merit.
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

No. Brand split is fine.
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Re: Get rid of the Brand Split

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The brand split is useful for a number of things:

- Creating new opportunities that would either never happen or would take longer to happen (Styles, Balor, Owens, Wyatt and Mahal as world
champs
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Becky, Alexa, and Naomi as women champs)

experiment with new things (Talking Smack, women main eventing PPVs, 205 Live & how Cruiserweights are used on Raw in comparison with the CWC) .
Your entire post pretty much reads as reasons why the brand split was a terrible idea but I've bolded the worst parts of it. None of those people should have ever been anywhere near the titles.

Having so much trash around the titles doesn't elevate anyone it just devalues the titles.
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