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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Can we say that the brand split is over now?

With the wild card rule allowing superstars to go wherever they want and the 24/7 title allowing superstars to fight for a worthless rotating championship on both shows, can we start to say that the brand split is "over" without it officially being announced as over? I doubt this 24/7 Title is going anywhere for at least the next 2 years. And Lesnar winning both titles is actually a possibility now knowing how this company operates.

I see these 2 new rules as a way for Vince to get everyone on both shows while keeping them "separate" for the NBC/FOX deals. The wild card rule is for the upper card/main event and the 24/7 title is for the lower card/NXT. It's also a poor attempt to try and generate buzz and unpredictability for ratings. If he thinks anyone over the age of 5 is taking that 24/7 title seriously, he has really gone insane.

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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

It's dead in all but name. This wildcard rule is like the old 'SuperShows' that started appearing towards the end of the previous split, only now it's every week.
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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

the brand split has been falling apart since the end of 2016, it really made no sense then so it certainly doesnt now. It will drag on like this until wwe decides to end it properly, at which point things will get slightly better again for a few months until they get bored, the process degrades again and they bring back the brand split.

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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

It's done, this wildcard rule is the final nail in the coffin.

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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

Yes. We're in the death rattles now, similar to 2011. The combination of the shake-up, the flurry of changes after the shake-up, and then the advent of the wild card nonsense leaves with no goddamn clue who's on which roster.
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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

I always hated the brand split.
Trim the roster, try to make one solid show with actual character development.

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The fact that there is ZERO consistency in the brand split tells u all u need to know

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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

It's not over, they're just being more flexible with it.
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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

Pretty much. It hasn't officially been put to rest, but when nobody is restrained to only one brand and several superstars are allowed to show up on both shows every single week, then there is no real brand split.
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Re: Can we say that the brand split is over now?

I've got zero idea whos on what brand these days. Just give Bork all the gold and LFGGGGGG
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