The WWE has been putting on a ton of pay-per-views (PPVs) over the years, but it seems as though they're going to be cutting back come next year in 2018.
It's been a pretty successful year with WWE putting on great cards such as WrestleMania 33, Hell In A Cell, SummerSlam, and so many more. Some monumental moments have taken place this year as well, as Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton to capture the WWE Championship.
Although there were some great moments on PPV this year, it seems as though the WWE will be cutting down on PPVs next year. Some fans have made the argument that WWE puts on too many events on a yearly basis, and cutting down would make them more special.
Per a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE is planning to do less PPVs in 2018. Meltzer also revealed that there will be no months with two PPVs until April or May. RAW will not have their next PPV until February when they head to Las Vegas. Meltzer also noted that there "probably" will be a PPV before WrestleMania in April.
Earlier this year there were no months that featured two PPVs until April as well, as WrestleMania 33 and Payback both occurred that month. Separate RAW and SmackDown PPVs weren't featured until June.
In addition to June, July (Great Balls of Fire, Battleground) and October (Hell In A Cell, TLC) also featured months with both SmackDown and RAW PPVs.
After Survivor Series later this month (Sun. November 19th) there will only be one WWE PPV left, which will be SmackDown Live's Clash Of Champions on December 17th from the TD Garden in Boston.
2017, in total, had 16 PPVs; six being for RAW and 6 being for SmackDown Live, while four were dual-branded. In 2016 there were 15 PPVs before the Brand Extension took place mid-year. It should be interesting to see how things work out for the promotion moving forward.
What are your thoughts on WWE planning to do less PPVs next year in 2018? Do you think this is a good move by the company given how many they already have? Will they make the events more special since there will be less of them? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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