Triple Z discusses how WWE should do Pay Per Views after the Brand Split and why they should ditch the old ways.
WWE Wants Two PPV's A Month… Some Say "Yay" and Some Say "Nay"
On Wednesday like most days I go on Twitter. On my Twitter timeline I saw a flurry of tweets about WWE's leaked schedule. This leak schedule had RAW and SmackDown PPV's. It also had WWE resurrecting cherished events like Backlash, No Mercy, and Clash of Champions. Well this sounds wonderful right? Right? No it actually doesn't sound appeasing at all. Clash of Champions was a major event back in the day because it was super card for Jim Crockett Promotions, NWA, and WCW. WWE using this idea would be interesting, as a brand clash maybe? I'm against having brand separate PPV's. Maybe my thought process will change after the draft but I don't want to just see a whole card of "SmackDown" guys. Two PPV's a month makes the whole concept of a PPV seem worthless. You could call it SmackDown on Sunday or Sunday Night RAW. No Mercy and Backlash also weren't anything "special" and the only reason why they were special is because of the names and sets. WWE doesn't obviously do sets anymore so what's the point?
24 PPV's a year is crazy. As a person who rarely gets to write for his own website when WWE has the average 12 PPV's. It's hard enough doing PPV predictions and analysis for the 12. WWE obviously only sees cash in this situation. The product itself is going to plummet. The writing is already bad and lacks any creativity. I'm not a fan of having each brand showcase a PPV. It almost makes the brands feel like separate promotions. I'm all for a brand split and having a purpose to watch both shows. Why can't you just hold a PPV with both brands for each month. It's not like WWE will have a problem creating a card. Both brands are competing under the WWE banner so why not use it. Also the PPV's could be a good place to see talents switch brands.
Also if you so desperately want to hold a SmackDown or RAW exclusive event just have a "Network Exclusive" and that would be the way to solve that problem. I don't want to see drastic changes during the brand split for a couple reasons.
WWE Should Do PPV's Like This After The Brand Split
Here would be my PPV schedule.
I try to eliminate the "gimmick" PPV the best I can. I think that schedule would do the roster more favors. Also is it really a special event when it happens so often? WWE hasn't been on a roll lately with PPV's. NXT has been the opposite they have been on a roll.
WWE will do what's best for business and do two PPV's a month. I personally disagree with the philosophy of doing that many PPV's in a year. If WWE wants to build interest and legit excitement again then they would keep doing what they are doing. They will do the draft and keep the PPV's the same. The ideas of having RAW and SmackDown PPV's again is just bad. Who wants to deal with kickoff show undercards for each event?
Like I always say on ZWrestleTalk… It doesn't matter what WWE does we will still watch Monday night.
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