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WWE's upcoming schedule is insane, but it may provide clues about future booking plans

After a normal Monday, half the WWE roster will fly overseas - leaving a light crew for Tuesday's SmackDown taping and a crazy schedule ahead for the next couple of weeks with one of the company's semi-annual international swings.

In fact, this time WWE is combining their usual Europe trip with a swing through the Middle East. That means 23 shows in 16 days, across multiple oceans & continents and who knows how many time zones!

Here's the schedule, and who's planned to be where (performers listed on the event page at listed in bold - obviously subject to change and not all inconclusive):

Full roster

April 11: Raw, Los Angeles
April 18: Raw, London
April 25: Raw, Hartford, CT
April 26: SmackDown, Manchester, NH
May 1: Payback, Chicago

Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles

April 12: SmackDown, San Diego
April 19: SmackDown, London (Undertaker added to "Featured Superstars")

Dean Ambrose, Alberto Del Rio, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Big Show, Ryback, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Kalisto, Miz, Natalya, Alicia Fox

April 14: Dubai
April 15: Dubai
April 17: Leeds, England (King Barrett replaces Zayn on "Featured Superstars")
April 20: Newcastle, England (with Undertaker for one night; Jericho, Rowan, Kane & Paige added for remainder of tour)
April 21: Brussels, Belgium
April 22: Paris
April 23: Malaga, Spain

Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Rusev, Kane, The Wyatts, The Dudleyz, The New Day, Charlotte, Ric Flair, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch

April 13: Milan, Italy
April 14: Florence, Italy
April 15: Amsterdam
April 16: Birmingham, England
April 17: Nottingham, England
April 19: Manchester, England
April 20: Belfast, Northern Ireland (Kane & Rowan moved to other crew for remainder of tour)
April 21: Dublin, Ireland
April 22: Sheffield, England
April 23: Glasgow, Scotland

This doesn't count the numerous appearances, interviews and signings they'll be called on to do in places the company only stops once or twice a year.

If you're not in need of a nap just from looking at it, what jumps out at you in terms of the crews? Any hints at who WWE is pushing or what programs might be in our future?

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