Earlier this year, Vince McMahon brought in The Wild Card Rule, which for the most part has not done much for the improvement of the product and has received a lot of backlash. It seems that its time is almost up if reports are to be believed.
According to a report by Tom Colohue, WWE will be dropping the Wild Card Rule once Summerslam is done with. It will be done away with quietly.
“They’re quietly wrapping up the wild card rule. No big announcement or anything. There’s a lot of people who want it to end. Companies, sponsors, management and talent. You don’t get another Lynch and Rousey moment without that Survivor Series format.”
It certainly makes sense for this to happen, as this way a variety of talent will get more television time. On top of that, Survivor Series will truly be the special as it will be the only event where both brands face off. So the removal of the Wild Card Rule is definitely needed.
We will provide updates regarding the Wild Card Rule once we learn more.