With the WWE divided between two brands once again, the wrestling promotion has rolled out new logos for both its signature shows. Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan, the general managers for Raw and Smackdown Live respectively, tweeted out the images earlier today, signaling the latest move to keep the shows separate and distinct.
Many of my BIGGEST career moments have been on #RAW and I look forward to creating MORE in the #NewEra #NewLogo pic.twitter.com/L8Ep5yJKiT— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) July 22, 2016
#SmackdownLive is where Superstars are the feature & in-ring competition is the focus. #YesYesYes #NewEraNewLogo pic.twitter.com/ydTe4FYgLH— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) July 22, 2016
The Raw logo has a hard, rough look to it, as if to remind fans of the WWE's popular Attitude Era. Smackdown's logo is much sleeker and feels more positive, mirroring the show's promised focus on in-ring product.
Smackdown Live kicked off its new era earlier this week, with its first live show on Tuesdays. Commissioners Stephanie and Shane McMahon split the WWE roster via a live draft, with top stars Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Charlotte joining Raw and Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, and John Cena joining Smackdown. The two shows will have separate PPV events and storylines, with the two rosters only interacting a few times a year at major shows like Wrestlemania.