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There are no plans for WWE to end the brand split anytime soon

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Despite WWE merging titles as of late, there are no plans to have the brand split come to an end for now.

There have been some rumors about WWE doing that, but Dave Meltzer noted in Monday’s Wrestling Observer Daily Update that WWE doesn’t plan on merging the Raw and SmackDown rosters together. With anything in WWE, plans can always change in the future.

WWE merged the WWE and Universal Titles at WrestleMania when Roman Reigns beat Brock Lesnar in a winner take all match at WrestleMania. They’ve already confirmed WWE Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos in a title unification bout for WrestleMania Backlash next month.

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Regarding Reigns, Meltzer noted that The Tribal Chief is expected to headline WrestleMania Backlash. However, he doesn’t have an opponent announced yet. On the post-WrestleMania episode of SmackDown, Reigns did attack Shinsuke Nakamura alongside The Usos, which could potentially lead to a match, but that is not confirmed.

WWE is advertising Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Drew McIntyre on WWE’s UK Tour later this month, which does take place before WrestleMania Backlash, although that feud could be saved for WWE’s upcoming UK stadium show in September if the company wanted to go in that direction.