Backlash 2018 Could Be The Next Time We See A New WWE Draft

Thanks to the brand split, the roster in the WWE is separated into TV shows. Half of the wrestlers are on Raw while the other half are on Smackdown Live.

In order to try and make matches and feuds fresh, WWE usually does a draft every year so fans can see new rivalries and storylines.

This year's draft (or SuperStar Shake-up) is expected to happen at the Backlash 2018 PPV one month after WrestleMania 34.

In an exclusive report from Wrestlezone, a reliable source tipped them off by saying that WWE is in discussions to do another draft on May 6th, 2018 at Backlash.

This could mean wrestlers are switching shows while NXT people are graduated onto the main roster.

It's speculated that Backlash won't be a Raw exclusive PPV because WWE is interested in doing dual-branded shows each and every month again. This is reportedly due to low ticket sales from the single branded PPV events.

This is not the first time WWE experimented with one brand only PPVs and scrapped it a few year later. They did this first in 2003 until single branded PPVs ended in 2007 a month after WrestleMania 23.

The new experiment is even shorter lasting less than two years. Aside from only WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series, all PPVs from now on will have wrestlers from both shows.

Despite PPV events merging again, it's expected WWE is still keeping the brand split as a whole. WWE still has a large roster so merging them again wouldn't be a good idea, because many wrestlers won't have much TV time.

Are you happy that PPV events are going to be dual branded again, or did you prefer the single show PPVs?

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