Recently the WWE entered a "new era" they have spit the roster in two and made Smackdown a live 2 hour show on Tuesday nights. The brand split happened in the WWE once before 2002-2005 with exiting programing coming from the brad split. Raw and Smackdown will have there own story lines and talent rosters. I am hoping that this will make the WWE great again, as lately I have been disappointed with production and the story lines that they have had in the past few years.
the WWE held a draft on July 19th 2016 (the first ever Smackdown live show) this epsisode was the best I had seen in a long time. the Rosters for RAW and Smackdown were selected live. when all the picks had been made it seamed to me the Rosters were split right down the middle with no clear winner! Here are some of the best picks in my opinion.
Raw- Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Charlotte, Fin Balor, Brock Lesnar, The New Day, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Darren Young
SmackDown- Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, John Cena, AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, The Miz, American Alpha, Eva Marie, The Vaudevillains
The next week Monday night Raw was the first show of the "new era" I was very impressed by the show the wrestling was at its best and the mic work kept things flowing smoothly thought the show.
The following night smackdown live had its turn with there new roster. Shane Mcmahon had a big announcement that Backlash would be returning as a Smackdown pay per view in September! to my surprise Smackdown live was just as good if not better than Raw the night before.
I am hoping that Raw and Smackdown can continue with the great programming. I for one am one happy WWE fan at the moment. this is bet best WWE programming I have been since 2003!