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Byline: Mike Mooneyham
World Wrestling Entertainment will present its first brand-exclusive pay-per-view tonight with Raw's Bad Blood from the Compaq Center in Houston.
With disappointing showings from the last two pay-per-views, the company is taking a bold gamble by extending the split brands concept into the riskier pay-per-view realm. Four pay-per-views - the Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Summer Slam and Survivors Series - will continue to utilize performers from both Raw and Smackdown, while the eight other monthly PPVs will alternate between brands.
On paper, tonight's show looks like a mixed bag, with a big question mark surrounding the main event, a rematch between Triple H and Kevin Nash. While there's not much question that Nash makes a poor choice in the main event of a major show, the fact that Mick Foley has been brought in as special referee for the match adds considerable luster to the event.
Foley and Triple H both deserve major kudos for hyping …