WWE will host all the PPVs in a co-branded manner in the future. The Elimination Chamber PPV was the last one Raw-exclusive event.
Fastlane marked the very end to the Smackdown-exclusive events. Wrestlemania was among the usual big-four PPV event. Then it was the Backlash show which started the new tradition of bringing both the brand’s superstars.
It means both Raw, and Smackdown superstars will perform in each of the PPV shows. WWE gave an official statement to confirm the same.
Backlash PPV started this special norm. Now, each of the show will start getting bigger and better on the WWE Network. Some of the recent reports on the internet confirmed the same.
It is interesting to note Backlash was the first ever brand-exclusive event back in 2016. It is also the same PPV event that started the co-branded perspective in WWE programming. So, it will continue to be a special show in the schedule.
The recent updates suggested that WWE officials are trying to boost up the subscriber ratings on WWE Network. So, the platform is likely to extend each of the shows. They will follow a new start time and schedule from the MITB PPV onwards. So, all the upcoming shows on the award-winning network are getting bigger.
Check out the updates from stillrealtous.com,
“PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE reached out to international broadcast partners such as SkyTV and InDemandPPV to inform them that as of Money in the Bank on 6/17, pay-per-views will start at 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific and some could last as long as four hours.”
It confirms the PPV kick-off shows will begin at 6 PM. Earlier Renee Young used to kick it off from 7 PM onwards. At MITB, the main show will start on this slot. They are also trying to extend the main show length by half an hour. It means the upcoming show will conclude at 10.30 PM.
If a post-show takes place after the PPV show, then WWE Network will continue to bring live programming for half an hour more. The extension of the overall show will ensure even mid-card talents get to perform on the main show.
But, the creative team will have to keep in mind the time-consuming shows don’t create frustrations for the fans. MITB comes live to us on June 17th in the All-State Arena in Chicago, Illinois.