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WWE to cancel major pay-per-views this year?

5.75K   //    17 Feb 2016, 17:26 IST
Is the decision best for business?

WWE’s top brass have reportedly held talks regarding the reduction in the number of pay-per-view events and hiking the number of WWE Network specials like ‘Beast In The East’, ‘Live From MSG’, etc.

Nothing’s set in stone yet but the possibility of running 6-7 WWE Network specials, excluding NXT Takeover Specials, was definitely discussed. If the franchise goes ahead and cuts the number of PPV events then it would mean that there would be just 11 left.

Besides the concluded Royal Rumble, there are four set pay-per-view events set to occur this year in the form of Fastlane, which will happen on the 21st of this month at the Quciken Loans Arena in Ohio; the highly anticipated WrestleMania 32, which is on the 3rd of April at the AT&T Centre in Texas; Payback, which is on the 22nd of May at the Prudental Centre in New Jersey, and SummerSlam, which will occur on the 21st of August at the Barclays Centre in New York.

The possible cut in pay per views means that several less important events will come under threat, with the chief candidate being Fastlane – whose previous edition came under fire for lackluster matches and underwhelming crow