Prior to Tuesday’s Draft, many assumed that WWE was planning on creating a second World Title so each brand can have a champion. But according to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, WWE isn’t planning on creating a second world championship, at least for now.
On Wednesday’s Wrestling Observer Live, Alvarez reported that the WWE scheduling department has been told that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be working on both Raw and SmackDown. He also noted that there could be a second world title added after SummerSlam, but for now, there will be only one WWE Champion.
“Whether this is permanent or not, it may only be something from now until SummerSlam, because at this point we still have to get through Battleground and figure out who’s going to be the WWE Champion, but as of this morning the [WWE] scheduling department was told that the WWE Champion is going to work both shows,” Alvarez said.
The WWE Championship will be up for grabs this Sunday at Battleground show, where Dean Ambrose will defend against both Seth Rollins and the returning Roman Reigns in a Triple Threat Match.