Will WWE superstars be effected by future speculated number of pay-per-views?

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WWE have already announced that in a months time they will revert back to their old brand extension format with both Raw and Smackdown then having unique rosters. 

Jerry Lawler has added to this announcement today by claiming that WWE are set to stage two pay-per-view events each month and that doesn't include NXT's Takeover events, although the months with The Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series will all remain the same. 

This means that WWE will be presenting more than 20 live pay-per-view events each year with both Raw and Smackdown having eight each and the big four events then showcasing both rosters as well. 


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This format is not new to many wrestling fans, Raw and Smackdown used to present their own pay-per-views before the brand split was ended and this managed to make sense for almost a decade, the only difference is The Network.

There is also the question of whether or not the World Champion will be performing on both Raw and Smackdown and in turn being forced to be a part of both Raw and Smackdown's pay-per-view events which would be a strain on any superstar as it almost doubles their travelling schedule. 

More than 20 events a year is a lot for WWE to present and it also leaves little time between the shows for build up. Many fans have a problem with WWE's story lines and the way they rarely have time to flourish, which makes it hard to imagine WWE will be able to fix it by adding more events to their calendar. 


These are only comments that have come from Jerry Lawler after he was asked about the brand split by a fan, but the long time commentator was right about the fact that Smackdown is now going live on a Tuesday so it is thought that this is currently something WWE are considering. 

This would mean that WWE would present an event ever two weeks as well as adding in Network specials and NXT events, which means many UK fans will be forced to watch up till 4am more Sunday nights which for some is a lot harder than others. 

It may seem like a good idea to bring more wrestling content to fans but it would fail to make WWE any more money since these are already presented live on the Network and it would definitely add to more injury build ups if the much heavier schedule becomes a reality. 


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