WWE: Brand-exclusive pay-per-views returning after SummerSlam

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An image of WWE’s 2016 pay-per-view schedule has surfaced online and the schedule reveals that in addition to RAW and SmackDown getting their own, exclusive rosters of Superstars starting with the WWE Draft edition of SmackDown on July 19, both brands will be getting their own, exclusive pay-per-views. This means that RAW will get their own pay-per-views that will feature only RAW Superstars while SmackDown will get their own pay-per-views that will feature only SmackDown Superstars. However, both brands will still be on the same show for WWE’s “Big Four” pay-per-views; Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, & Survivor Series. The following is the current WWE pay-per-view schedule for the remainder of 2016:

  • Battleground (RAW & SmackDown)- July 24 from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
  • SummerSlam (RAW & SmackDown)- August 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • Backlash (SmackDown exclusive)- September 11 from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA (WWE Network Exclusive)
  • Clash of Champions (RAW exclusive)- September 25 from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
  • No Mercy (SmackDown exclusive)- October 9 from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
  • WWE Hell in a Cell (RAW exclusive)- October 30 from the TD Garden in Boston, MA
  • Survivor Series (RAW & SmackDown)- November 20 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs (SmackDown exclusive)- December 4 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
  • Roadblock (RAW exclusive)- December 18 from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA

The 2016 WWE Draft will take place when SmackDown moves to Tuesday nights, live, on July 19 at 8/7c on the USA Network. On that special, ten Superstars will be drafted to RAW and ten Superstars will be drafted to SmackDown with the rest of the roster presumably being drafted on WWE.com and/or the WWE Network following the show.

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