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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Summerslam tickets potentially spoil post WrestleMania draft changes 

Daniel Wood
10.51K   //    16 Feb 2018, 21:39 IST

is SummerSlam inadvertently spoiling WWE storylines already?
Is SummerSlam inadvertently spoiling WWE storylines already?

What's the story? have run an interesting article suggesting that the SummerSlam tickets might have more to them than just featuring Ronda Rousey, and that we might have had our first glimpse at the RAW and SmackDown rosters post-WrestleMania Superstar Shakeup.

In case you didn't know...

There are rumors that WWE is going to drop the brand-split for its pay-per-views meaning that Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown Live would appear on them. This is rumored to happen on the pay-per-view after WrestleMania, Backlash, which is also allegedly going to be when the next draft happens.

The heart of the matter

A fan sent pictures of their SummerSlam tickets and noted something interesting about the presentation and layout of the Superstars on both sides of the ticket that could mean something going forward.

SummerSlam ticket - credit:
SummerSlam ticket - credit:

As you can see there is a 'red' side and a 'blue' side of the ticket, which could mean RAW and SmackDown.

On the red side are Braun Strowman, Naomi, The Usos, Charlotte, Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura and Ronda Rousey, four of which are currently on SmackDown Live.

On the blue side we have The New Day, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles and Sasha Banks, three of which are currently on Monday Night RAW.

The suggestion is that we could be seeing a glimpse of the Raw and SmackDown rosters post WrestleMania, however absolutely nothing has been said or rumored to confirm this. Currently, it's just speculation based on the layout and presentation of the SummerSlam ticket and nothing more.

What's next?

The WWE have yet to officially announce any changes to their Pay-Per-View structure, such as the the shift to including both SmackDown and RAW Superstars on them after WrestleMania, only publicly stating that they had nothing to report at this time. We'll have to wait and see what official announcements are made soon.

Author's take

If we assume for a moment that these are images of a the Raw and SmackDown brands after a draft, how do we feel about them? I'm quite happy as Rollins and Joe don't seem to be getting anywhere on RAW and Charlotte andRousey on the same show seems like money.

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Daniel Wood is a Cinema Manager, comic enthusiast and wrestling fan who has been writing all of his life. He promises never to use the term 'breaks the internet' unless something has literally broken the internet
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