First of all I'm pretty much disconnected from the WWE now, and have only read results since a month. The thread isn't intended to be controversial nor to propagate hate such as the typical "WWE sucks blah blah blah" threads from the past. I just thought I ought to share my feelings and views, before I completely stop checking out WZ or wrestling stuff in general. My reasons for leaving are twofold: 1) My personal life and variety of interests and hobbies which barely leaves me little time to watch Friends and Criminal Minds, let alone watch WWE. 2)The really awful scenario post-brand split. Now trust me I was positive when it happened but none of us foresaw what SD live or Raw would be like in November. What's certain is that there were Pro-brand split WWE fans back in June. And as many Anti-Brand Split fans. As evidenced in the rather huge thread on the Split from June. I am not denying to those of you who thoroughly enjoy watching Raw or SD live and don't see much scope for grievances or boredom. At the end of the day, life's most precious gifts are intangibles like joy, bliss, happiness, love, faith and Eudaimonia. If the WWE produces in you any of those,by all means derive those. As for me, I can state Five reasons why I feel the brand split either already has, or soon will, lead to more and more hardcore fans tuning out and perhaps disconnect? 1)Two tag divisions have been a failure. No amount of arguments could be enough to convince any reasonable person that SD live has had a great and thriving tag team wrestling scene in the last three months. Proof? Ascenscion, flopped. Breezango, flopped. Vaudevillians, flopped. Spirit Squad are in. Rhyno&Slater. Nothing noteworthy since winning the titles. Not one match. A similar case can be made for Raw tag division, excluding New Day and Cesaro&Sheamus who're pretty much the only two teams of note on Raw. Their SD counterparts being American alpha and Usos, but neither have done much. 2)The cruiserweights have flopped. I honestly haven't had a single "wow" since their debut. It's like I don't care. Something seems to be missing. 3)SD live is atrocious. Regardless of the additional women's and tag titles and the N number of perceived "opportunities" the brand split may have given the likes of Rhyno, Slater, and Ziggler . For every Dolph Ziggler and Heath Slater, there are the Baron Corbins, Apollo Crews and Jack Swaggers. And then there are Spirit Squad, Curt Hawkins , and James Ellsworth who had it not been for lack of vitality and depth in the roster and in the "creative" team , would have either not been on TV, or not bombed, as is the case for Hawkins right now. What have all those Hawkins FACTS vignettes led to really? The Ellsworth series of episodes caused me to completely stop watching. Not to mention Kane is still wrestling. 3)Too much of the "same" matches and segments. Week in and week out, it's been Miz-Ziggler, Rusev-Reigns, Jericho-Owens-Rollins. And the N number of times we've seen the same matches. Ambrose vs Styles in particular. Diversity is almost dead. 4)Diluted star power has resulted in hiring awful wrestlers or trying to resurrect past ones like Swagger and Hawkins. And also, Ellsworth. The fact is, the mainevent scene would be far fresher and intriguing with Styles, Rollins, KO, Cena, Reigns, Ambrose and Orton on the same show, thus proving how brand split will lead to unnecessarily dragged out feuds and really trashy TV featuring the likes of Ellsworth in the last many weeks. 5)No matter how many NXT stars they bring in, two titles each for the Main title, women's title and tag titles will never work. Instead of us getting awesome four-way matches for the tag titles such as New Day vs Cesaro&Sheamus vs The Club vs American Alpha, you'll see Slater and Rhyno fighting Spirit Squad in 2016. It's evidently appalling. If you can't foresee it, think of how the Basham Brothers were tag champs on SD in 2004. It got so bad by 2009(?) That the WWE decided to unify the tag titles. The same thing will happen now, perhaps earlier. Time will tell. Personally for me, I think it's a waste of time to try and watch two Shows with diluted star power, unnecessarily dragged out storylines and feuds, James Ellsworth and Spirit Squad, and too much of the same. Actually, this is what the Brand Split Detractors said back in June too. Exactly these sorts of concerns. I for one, have stopped watching. I really enjoyed the Styles-Reigns matches. And AJ Styles. Until Ellsworth happened.