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Raw tonight could provide some answers on WWE brand split

Tonight's (May 30, 2016) episode of Monday Night Raw is a momentous show both because it's Memorial Day -- and with outside sports competition, it could garner a record low rating -- and because John Cena will make his long awaited return to WWE television. That's without mentioning the "hatch" reveal.

But it's also the first live show the promotion will hold since it was announced SmackDown is going live on Tuesday nights come July and a brand split is forthcoming.

Up to this point, we've seen various reports and even more rumors on exactly how this is all going to play out, from how many champions we'll have, where those champions will and won't go, a new draft, and so much more. What we haven't seen is any official word from WWE on any of those details.

Tonight represents the company's first chance to promote what's to come and how they do so could be very telling indeed.

It's also possible they haven't made any concrete decisions and because of that we won't be getting any major announcements. Furthermore, there are two major sporting events competing with Raw tonight: Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals and Game 7 of the Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder series in the NBA Playoffs. If they know they're going to take a big hit in the ratings, perhaps it's best to hold off on any big news.

Still, tonight's show has interest if only because of what we may learn in the process of watching it.

For those who bother to tune in.

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