It’s interesting to note that advanced advertisement material has been posted for the first live episode of WWE Smackdown on July 19, 2016 from the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. That material advertises a dark main event of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte. You can view it at this link.
Obviously we’re wondering if this gives any clues about the upcoming brand split for Raw and Smackdown. We’ve reported on a number of occasions the plan is for Reigns to be on one show and John Cena to be on the other and this would indicate Reigns will be on the “blue brand” with Cena on Raw. It should be noted, however, that this type of material is done far in advance and is done to sell tickets. It isn’t always accurate as to how it will be when the event actually happens.
We’ll continue to follow as it’s likely the rosters won’t be finalized until right up to the 2016 WWE Draft.