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WWE roster splits for upcoming European tour; does it give us any hints about future booking?

After a normal Monday and Tuesday for the WWE roster, things get exciting for the next couple of weeks as they head overseas for one of the company's semi-annual European swings.

That means it's time to do 15 shows in 16 days, across an ocean, two continents and who knows how many time zones!

Here's the full schedule:

Full roster

November 3: Raw, Buffalo, NY
November 4: Smackdown, Albany, NY
November 5: WWE Live, London


Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose/John Cena, Big Show, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Rusev, The Miz & Damien Mizdow, AJ Lee, Paige, The Bellas, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan

November 6: WWE Live, Cardiff, Wales (with Dean Ambrose)
November 7: WWE Live, Birmingham, England (Cena replaces Ambrose for remainder of tour)
November 8: WWE Live, Manchester, England
November 9: WWE Live, Nottingham, England

November 10: Raw, Liverpool, England

November 11: WWE Live, Brighton, England
November 12: WWE Live, Paris, France
November 13: WWE Live, Madrid, Spain
November 14: WWE Live, Milan, Italy
November 15: WWE Live, Bolzano, Italy


Cena/Ambrose, Kane, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, The Usos, Gold & Stardust, Natalya, Naomi

November 6: WWE Live, Dublin, Ireland (with John Cena)
November 7: WWE Live, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Ambrose replaces Cena for remainder of tour)
November 8: WWE Live, Minehead, England
November 9: WWE Live, Leeds, England
November 10, WWE Live, Bournemouth, England (Chris Jericho joins)

November 11: Smackdown, Liverpool, England

November 12: WWE Live, Newcastle, England
November 13: WWE Live, Glasgow, Scotland
November 14: WWE Live, Braunscwheig, Germany
November 15: WWE Live, Frankfurt, Germany


Full roster

November 17: Raw, Roanoke, Virginia
November 18: SmackdownKnoxville, Tennessee


Other than being exhausting just to look at (especially when you consider that someone like Rollins is probably going to be hitting the Crossfit Louvre in Paris), the roster juggling is always an interest look into the mind of Vince McMahon and team.

Despite rumors that the powers-that-be aren't sold on Ambrose, Ambrose is the top billed babyface on non-John Cena shows.  That may be a matter of necessity, and there is a move to mitigate it by combining him with Dolph Ziggler and - as soon as he's available - Chris Jericho.

They've pretty much loaded Cena's roster with veteran faces like Sheamus and Big Show while the other group gets the "cooler" good guys.  The dearth of técnicos does help make it clear why Ryback is in line for a big push.

While you get ready to avoid Raw spoilers next Monday...anything else jump out at you, Cagesiders?

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