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WWE has plans to create another World title for the brand split

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The big story this week is Tuesday's announcement about the brand split returning and Smackdown's move to Tuesdays starting in July. If you missed the initial story, click here to check it out.

In a Breaking News audio update on the Wrestling Observer website, Dave Meltzer noted that Vince McMahon is really pumped up and he's full of ideas and the expectation is that the company will get aggressive in their pursuit of talent from other companies. I would expect to see WWE go after talent in Japan, Mexico, ROH and perhaps TNA if they are free and clear or if their contracts are about to expire. I am sure that they will move names from NXT up to the main roster but keep in mind that they would need to keep some top names there because NXT has become a touring brand. The NXT "B" shows in Florida don't draw as well because most of the top NXT names headline the "A" shows so they need to keep talent in NXT so they can keep the brand strong.

As of now, the plan is to have two world champions. Also, while not official, Meltzer said that the assumption within WWE is that the United States title would be on one brand and the Intercontinental title would be on the opposite brand. There's no word on what the plans are for the rest of the titles.

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There are many questions left to be answered. What happens to the secondary titles? Will they do separate pay-per-views for each brand? Will they move top names like Roman Reigns or John Cena off of Raw? Those are questions that will likely be answered in the weeks leading up to the draft. In theory, this should make both brands feel fresh and Smackdown should feel like a big deal for the first time in over a decade.