WWE Looking To Expand The Length Of Pay-Per-View Events


Starting with Money in the Bank, WWE is looking at lengthening pay-per-view events by one hour.

Sky Italia, which airs WWE programming in Italy, announced Monday on Facebook that Money in the Bank on Sunday, June 17 will move to a four-hour window starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time (from the previous 8:00 p.m. start).

According to Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com, other cable providers were contacted Monday with that information. They were told that most pay-per-view events would run from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., with the big four shows — Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series — running from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

It’s unclear whether pre-shows would be dropped or that means matches will begin 30 minutes to 90 minutes before the start of a pay-per-view, depending on the show, as has been the case so far.

Corroborating this information, iN Demand’s website is listing a 6:30 p.m. start time for Money in the Bank. They usually do a 30-minute countdown show before going live.