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Backstage News on Why WWE Is Cutting Back Pay-Per-View Events in 2018

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As previously reported, WWE will be cutting down on the number of pay-per-view events they run in 2018. The reason for this is due to the WWE Network viewing numbers. According to sources, the decision to cut back from sixteen to fourteen pay-per-views in 2018 was based on the fact that Network subscription numbers didn’t change much after they increased the number of pay-per-view events they were running. Of course, the additional pay-per-views added on extra expenses and there wasn’t much revenue to show for it.

As of now, there will only be two months in 2018 that will feature two pay-per-view events (May and September).

The current pay-per-view schedule for 2018 can be seen below:

January 28th, Philadelphia: Royal Rumble
February 25th, Las Vegas: Elimination Chamber (Raw)
March 11th, Columbus, OH: Fast Lane (SmackDown LIVE)
April 8th, New Orleans: WrestleMania 34
May 6th, Newark, NJ: Backlash (Raw)
May 27th, Baltimore: Payback (SmackDown LIVE)
June 17th, Chicago: Money in the Bank
July 15th, Pittsburgh: Battleground (Raw)
August 19th, Brooklyn: SummerSlam
September 16th, San Antonio: Extreme Rules (Raw)
September 30th, Nashville: Hell in a Cell (SmackDown LIVE)
October 21st, Boston: TLC (Raw)
November 18th, Los Angeles: Survivor Series
December 16th, San Jose: Clash of Champions (SmackDown LIVE)

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