Going by WWE’s trend from last year, it is evident that the PPV with older gimmick might be doing favors to them. This was the reason we have seen the return of three back to back old PPVs after Summerslam 2016. The tradition is continuing, this year, too since one more old PPV is going to be back in the near future.
As reported by PWInsider.com, the company is bringing back the Bad Blood PPV probably after the Draft. An official announcement was made regarding this on the WWE Network this week. The advertisement with this event returning was aired after Smackdown went off the air. Since it will be a WWE Network exclusive only the paid subscribers had a glimpse of this announcement.
WWE clarified that it will be hosted as a Raw-exclusive PPV in the month of July. This might turn out to be the first PPV after the WWE Draft 2017. The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut will be the host to the event on July 9th. This week, Smackdown was taped at the Mohegan Sun Arena from the same state and WWE announced that they will return to the state on the above month.
This will be the first time that the XL Center will host a PPV since 2000. The No Way Out event in the same year was the last PPV held here. It was the same night that Cactus Jack was forced to retire following his loss against Triple H in a ‘Hell in a Cell’ match. The 11th edition of Wrestlemania was also organized at the same venue.
This event was originally debuted back in 1997 with the name WWF Bad Blood: In Your House. It was a milestone show in the history of the company since the first ever Hell in a Cell match was contested between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels on that night.
Also, to the shock of the world, the fans have witnessed the debut of the Undertaker’s brother Kane. The big Red Machine wrecked havoc to make it a memorable PPV, forever. We have to wait to see how WWE makes this returning event a successful one.