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WWE never had real plans to unify the Raw/SmackDown Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania Backlash

For weeks, WWE has been pushing the idea on TV that the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles would be unified. Roman Reigns specifically stated a couple of weeks ago that he wanted Jimmy and Jey to win the Raw Tag Team Titles from RK-Bro and bring them into The Bloodline.

Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Live that the 6-man tag was always the plan and there were no plans to unify the titles this Sunday. He said, “That was always the plan, this was the way they got into the plan. If you are asking me why, I have no clue but that’s the deal.”

Alvarez said that WWE could still deliver what they advertised by having all of the belts defended in the 6-man tag but Meltzer said that is not what WWE wants, at least as of two days ago. He stated, “No, definitely not a tag team title unification match this weekend…it’s weird because Vince has a rule as a far as building up, something that he eventually will not deliver and there is no plan for a unification, or at least there wasn’t as of a couple of days ago. That could always change although it makes no sense to do it so I think that there’s a good chance there won’t be. So as far as why he didn’t it this way, I have no idea. I think that it’s probably something they thought would draw ratings. It doesn’t look like they want one set of tag team champions.”

Several weeks ago, Meltzer reported that WWE eventually wants each brand to have a main champion, which means that Roman Reigns will have to drop one title so that Raw can have a champion. If that is still the plan, then it looks less likely that the Tag Team Titles will be unified as well if they want to keep champions on each brand.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Wrestling Observer Live with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription


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