It’s a known fact that Raw is considered the flagship show of the company by WWE Officials and its given preference over SmackDown Live in every aspect.
However, things are expected to change after SmackDown moves to Fox Network next year and it’s very likely that WWE will have to find a balance between both their shows once they are not on the same network.
One of the top changes we can expect to see is the equal distribution of star power on both the brands and it appears that this can start with a current champion moving to the Blue Branded show.
WrestlingInc is reporting that Fox officials want current Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey to move to SmackDown in 2019 when the show debuts on the network.
The Network believes that Rousey’s MMA background, popularity, and credibility as an athlete will be a selling point for the Blue Branded Show.
These reports are in line with the previous update which said that Fox wants SmackDown to be more athletically oriented as part of their sports block.
Though it’s worth mentioning here that originally Ronda Rousey didn’t intend to stay with WWE for very long. She has stated many times that she wants to start a family soon and her contract is designed keeping that in mind.
So before making any such plans with Rousey in mind, WWE will first have to confirm what her long-term status with the company is and whether or not she actually intends to stay with them by the time these changes take place.