Yes, exactly. Which is what the Multicam process is most excellent at doing. And Multicam has more editing options available to it with fewer downsides. I never "merge" to join video and audio.
Remember, the biggest part of the Multicam process is by matching audio! So if you have video with audio, and separate audio, it's slick.
In fact, you can have six different video files in a bin, each with a separately recorded video somewhere in that bin ... 12 files total. Select all, "create multicam" ... and biff bam zowie, you now have 6 "multicam" sequences which you can use as six separate video/audio files.