That would be different. The Coronavirus has changed the way the wrestling world works and while things will be better one day, there are probably going to be some changes to what we see in the future. WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and even they are going to have to fix some things up. One change might shake up the way they have done things for years.
Prior to the Coronavirus changing everything, wrestling was made with a pretty set formula. The television shows would build towards the pay per views and live events were held in between, often as a way for the wrestlers to get in some practice and figure out what they wanted to do when the big shows came around. That is a simple formula, but it might be shaken up in the future.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is considering changing their live events model once the Coronavirus situation is over. WWE may drastically cut back on the amount of live events they run, though it is not clear how much WWE would scale things back. Before the pandemic began, WWE would run live events four nights a week with both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown having their own live event schedule.
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Opinion: I’m not sure if I can believe WWE chanting their model forever as they have run live events for decades. Yes they probably lose money, but at the same time they are able to get some more benefits out of them than just financial. They are glorified dress rehearsals for what the wrestlers are going to be able to do when things matter a lot more. The losses are kind of a necessary evil, though I can also see them being cut back a bit given how poor attendance has been over the last few years.
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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 30 wrestling books. 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. Thank you for reading!