WWE to start running two Monday shows after Summerslam

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE is going back to the previous Brand Split format of running two live events on Monday nights. This starts after Summerslam Week.

While the Raw brand is in Houston on Monday night, August 29, the Smackdown brand will be in Texarkana, Arkansas on Aug. 29.

The Smackdown brand then travels across state lines to Dallas for a live Smackdown taping on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

WWE has international tours the following week, then picks up another Double-Play Monday on September 12 when Raw is in Baltimore and a Smackdown house show is in Fairfax, Virginia.

WWE is currently branding the non-TV Monday events as “WWE Live” with no affiliation to the Smackdown brand. However, the advertised stars are all Smackdown brand roster members, headlined by WWE World Hvt. champion Dean Ambrose, John Cena, and A.J. Styles.

WWE is currently bringing the Smackdown crew to Raw TV tapings on Monday nights to be part of bonus matches for the live Raw crowd.

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