After TNA made the decision to scale back their live PPVs to just 4 a year, that opens the door to the possibility of WWE doing the same. This is especially true if they can pull off this network idea once and for all, and turn a number of their lesser-bought PPVs into once-a-month free shows (which will seem more special if Raw goes back to 2 hours).
So it’d be like 1989-92: Royal Rumble in January, WrestleMania in March/April, Summerslam in August, and Survivor Series in November.
Of course, 1993-94 featured a 5 PPV-a-year calendar, when King of the Ring was plucked from the house show schedule, and planted in June. It wasn’t the worst way to bridge ‘Mania with SummerFest, and it produced a number of classic moments itself, before leaving the PPV landscape post-2002.
So let’s say WWE does this, and goes back to the big four, plus one bridger in June.
Does that June PPV become King of the Ring again? Do you make it Money in the Bank, or Hell in a Cell, or TLC, or another of their theme PPVs? Or do you give it a new concept, one that WWE hasn’t done before?