As per WWE’s announcement, we will get 19 PPVs in a calendar year from now onwards. Previously, the number of the PPV in a calendar year was 12 with an additional one or two in the WWE Network.
A specific feud needs a long-term storytelling to focus on them. The increment of PPVs will not help in doing that. So, time will tell the PPV increment will be a success or not.
Since the brand extension draft took place on July we were notified that we will now get brand specific pay-per-views from now on except the big four in the calendar. Wrestlemania, Summerslam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series will be available for both the brands but we will be introduced to new PPVs from each of the brands. As per the previous list, we have seen new PPVs replacing the previous ones. However, latest reports suggest that TLC still managed to keep its place.
Here’s the full schedule of the PPVs for the rest of the year
Backlash – September 11th (Smackdown)
Clash Of Champions – September 25th (Raw)
No Mercy – October 9th (Smackdown)
Hell in a Cell – October 30th (Raw)
Survivor Series – November 20th (Raw and Smackdown)
TLC – December 4th (Smackdown)
Roadblock – December 18th (Raw)
It was two weeks ago when Smackdown live was taped from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and the crowd was informed about TLC. WWE is returning to the same venue once again for the TLC PPV on December 4th. Previously TLC was not in the PPV list but since audience loves this TLC gimmick, WWE decided to bring it back.
It is almost guaranteed that the TLC PPV is going to be a Smackdown special. On the same month, WWE has listed the return of the Roadblock PPV for the Raw brand. Interestingly, Roadblock is the event which will take place twice in the same year. The event was first held from Toronto, prior to Wrestlemania.