WWE Switching to Dual-Brand PPVs After Wrestlemania

It was officially announced by WWE that they will be switching to dual-brand PPVs after Wrestlemania this year. What does that mean? It means that rather than getting their own PPVs, RAW and Smackdown will have to share the load of a 3-hour show, there will be a DRASTIC cut in the amount of shows and it means one PPV/special event per month. Here is how it will look:

After WrestleMania, you'll get the best of both brands – Raw and SmackDown LIVE – every month, on every pay-per-view. Catch every event streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

WrestleMania 34 - April 8, 2018

WWE Backlash - May 6, 2018

WWE Money in the Bank - June 17, 2018

WWE Extreme Rules - July 15, 2018

SummerSlam - Aug. 19, 2018

WWE Hell in a Cell - Sept. 16, 2018

WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs - Oct. 21, 2018

Survivor Series - Nov. 18, 2018

WWE Clash of Champions - Dec. 16, 2018

 

  • The Breaker

    On the one hand, this will help the writers to focus on fewer angles, which will possibly lead to longer “slow burn” type storylines (which I like). On the other hand, I feel like RAW and SmackDown Live sharing PPVs again means fewer main event slots. Which is especially bad for SD Live, because the show is so top heavy right now. I guess they *could* fix that with the rumored upcoming draft. We shall see.

    • Zack

      I’m just afraid they’ll use it as a crutch to have championships defended less.

      • The Breaker

        I mean, the Universal Title only gets defended a few times a year with the way things are right now. *sigh*
        I understand why Lesnar is champ, but I’m pretty much over it at this point. If I had the pencil, I’d put him with Strowman at WM and pass the torch of the “beast” to Strowman. The fans are embracing him in a way that we probably won’t see with Reigns.