WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV

Money in the Bank

Beginning with the Money in the Bank PPV on June 17 from Chicago, WWE will be increasing the length of all Pay Per View events to a four-hour minimum per multiple wrestling media reports on Monday night.

WWE is said to have informed many of their main domestic and international PPV providers, including InDemand and Sky TV, that the Money in the Bank PPV will be pushed back from its usual 8:00 PM ET start time to a 7:00 PM start time and that most PPV events will begin at 7:00 PM ET going forward.

It is also said that the WWE’s four major PPVs (WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble) will all become five-hour PPV events going forward. This is being done as a way to accommodate both rosters for RAW and Smackdown Live, with all non-major events being co-branded on the WWE Network.

It is unknown whether or not the one to two hour Kickoff Shows would continue, although the InDemand website lists the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show at 6:30 PM ET, but InDemand airs a different in-studio Kickoff Show compared to the live Kickoff Show with matches that WWE airs on their WWE Network broadcast.

WWE has not issued any comment nor confirmation on this reported change.

Sources: F4WOnline, PWInsider