It could eliminate some problems. WWE is in a weird place at the moment with their business not doing as well as it has in the past. There are a variety of problems with it, but at the end of the day, the fans just aren’t watching as much as they did before. That creates a problem when they aren’t coming to the shows and now, WWE might be taking a major step to curb the problem.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is considering cutting down on its number of live events and holding more Monday Night Raw/SmackDown Live supershows. The idea is that the fans will feel like they are seeing something more special, while also featuring more talent than on the split roster shows. There is no exact word on how many events would be dropped, but it is not expected to be that many.
You can get some cool stuff at house shows. Check out this one with some special guest stars:
Opinion: This is probably the right idea. At the moment, fans just are not showing up to the house shows and there is no need to waste money on them or make the company look bad. While the better way to fix the problem is to run more interesting and better TV that draws fans to the arenas, it isn’t as surprising when you consider the amount of content available on the WWE Network. With so much to watch, it’s not shocking that people might want to watch at home instead.
Are you surprised by this move? Will it help the company’s problems? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. We are proud to offer our popular Wrestling Rumors app and encourage you to download it for an optimized user experience. It is available for Android and also on iOS. Thank you for reading!