Heading into the WWE Draft on April 13, rumors state that Raw and Smackdown will no longer be treated as separate, unequal brands.
Last year, the company moved Triple H, Jeff Hardy and Jim Ross to Smackdown. The goal was to strengthen the show's transition to MyNetworkTV. Unfortunately, the decision has been considered unsuccessful due to a drop in ratings.
The new plan is to move top Superstars to Raw for maximum exposure, while keeping a few top wrestlers on Smackdown in order to maintain strong house show business.
Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter