WWE news: Vince McMahon calls for PPV events to be shorter during COVID-19 pandemic

WWE PPVs will be cut during COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday's Money in the Bank pay-per-view ran for a total time of two hours and 24 minutes.

It was the shortest WWE main roster PPV aired from the United States in 30 years - excluding In Your House specials. 

The shorter MITB show was praised by fans on social media, with many calling for it to be the new norm. 

Luckily for them, it probably will be, for now.

According to WrestlingNews, Vince McMahon specifically requested for the show to be shorter and the plan is for pay-per-view times to be cut until fans are allowed back in arenas. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it's unclear when live audiences will be able to return, so we may well be getting shorter events for quite some time. 

It has been noted that some fans could be allowed to attend WWE events in Florida later this summer, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. 

Shorter pay-per-views could be the way forward, in reality. 

WrestleMania 36 was pre-taped and aired over two nights this year and that's a format that fans and even Triple H himself enjoyed. 

WrestleMania aired over two nights in April

Both nights ran for around three hours and The Game thinks this split format is something we could see again in future. 

"I think that at some point, that is probably what it should be," he said last month.

"It’s become so big. When you think about it, in a way, it started out as a concert that ended up as a festival, and it’s this week-long thing.

Triple H says the WrestleMania format could change

"I think that big main stage attraction needs to be those two nights in that weekend of events. That’s probably a change that, out of chaos comes the genius, and maybe that is the genius of it." 

There's no question that most fans would prefer two shorter PPVs split over the whole weekend, rather than one six-hour-long extravaganza on Sunday. 

But while that will be debated amongst WWE management going forward, it seems for now they are set on shorter monthly shows, which is certainly a good thing.

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