While WWE has been known to be rather slack at times when it comes to enforcing its brand split, it looks as if we could be on the verge of yet another change to the rules of this split should tonight's Raw score a strong number.
As per the usually reliable @WrestleVotes, if tonight's red brand offering does well in the ratings then that could lead to more top stars appearing on both Raw and SmackDown on a regular basis.
Some chatter I heard over the weekend included how important tonight’s RAW number is. Draft plans aside, w/ their biggest full time star in Roman Reigns being advertised to work tonight’s RAW, a bigger # than normal would open the box to showcasing main superstars on both brands.Advertisement— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 20, 2021
Of course, tonight will see the Bloodline trio of Universal Champion Roman Reigns and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos facing off against WWE Champion Big E and his New Day brethren of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston.
Elsewhere on Raw tonight, WWE has so far announced the following:
- Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. vs. Natalya & Tamina for the Women's Tag Team Championships
- Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
- Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax
- Charlotte Flair to be a guest on Alexa's Playground
It's also worth noting that New Day will have a celebration for Big E's recent WWE Title win, although one has to imagine said celebration will likely end up having some sort of involvement from The Bloodline.
Tonight's Raw will emanate from Raleigh, North Carolina's PNC Arena.