Who will Asuka face at WrestleMania 35? 5 questions after WWE SmackDown Live (Mar. 12)

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#4 Should there even be a Superstar Shake-Up?

WWE announced last month that the annual Superstar Shake-Up will take place a week after WrestleMania 35. But, given the crazy number of people appearing on both brands right now, should WWE do away with the brand split completely and allow everybody to compete on both Raw and SmackDown Live?

Nine Superstars from NXT (Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, Otis, Tucker, EC3, Aleister Black, Ricochet, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) have appeared on the two brands over the last few months, while SmackDown stars Shelton Benjamin, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair have all appeared on Raw. On top of that, we also regularly see cross-brand Superstars involved with each other on pay-per-views, most recently at Fastlane when Randy Orton hit Elias with an RKO.

WWE is likely to pull out all the stops to make SmackDown Live as good as it can be before it moves to Friday nights on FOX later this year, so I very much doubt that they will allow this roster chaos to continue beyond WrestleMania. But still, wouldn’t it be easier for everyone, especially with dual-brand PPVs nowadays, if there wasn’t a split at all?

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