WWE is Ending Brand-Exclusive Pay Per View Shows

WWE has released its PPV schedule going forward from WrestleMania.  You’ll note that these PPVs clearly show the end of the brand-exclusive PPVs.  Here they are:

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

Ticketmaster actually sent out an email that “Backlash” would now be both a combined “Raw” and “Smackdown” PPV.


Botch Take:  Where to begin?  WWE’s roster is DEEP.  When you combine rosters for PPVs, you take away opportunities for more talent to shine.  Why not just further cut down the number of PPVs?  We have a much longer span of attention than WWE gives us credit for.  I’d love to see angles built over a couple of months.  All they’ve done here is rob other talent of opportunities to shine.  This is NEVER good.  I sincerely hope I’m completely on the wrong track here…but I doubt I am.