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Breaking: WWE announces major changes to PPVs

We noted before how WWE converted the upcoming Backlash into a dual brand PPV from a Raw Exclusive Show, starting the rumors that they might be dropping Brand Exclusive PPVs completely.

Now the company has confirmed these rumors and announced that after this year’s WrestleMania 34 event, all the PPVs will be dual-branded.

They made the announcement via a press release on their site. Below is an excerpt from the post as seen on

“After WrestleMania, you’ll get the best of both brands – Raw and SmackDown LIVE – every month, on every pay-per-view.  Catch every event streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.”

It’s worth mentioning here that with this announcement, WWE has also posted a list of upcoming PPVs which reveals that they will be dropping the Battleground and Payback events.

  • Jon Poyser

    Can we not just have the big four with an occasional saturdays night main event like the old days

  • Raidertre

    It’s just a name. What’s more important is the quality of the PPV. Which reminds me, Payback was one of the worst PPVs last year *cough house of horrors

  • MindTricked

    I don’t know… “Point at the WrestleMania Sign PPV” has a certain je ne sais quoi.

  • CC

    The problem with WWE having solo branded PPVs is they either need to have two PPV’s a month, or its two months between PPVs for each brand.
    With WWE having a very narrow focus on feuds with most having very little longevity, by the time the PPV rolls around, most feuds have gone cold.

  • MrDr3w

    Do they change the Royal Rumble PPV name after twenty years too?

  • M

    I disagree with dropping Battleground and Payback. Those names are much better than some of the others. Do we really need ppvs with the same damn names as the matches?