WWE Removes “Vengeance” Pay Per View From 2012 Schedule

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IJanuary 11, 2012

According to The Pro Wrestling Report, the WWE has removed their early October Pay Per View show “Vengeance” from the 2012 Schedule.

Prior to the shows return in 2011, the last Vengeance Pay Per View show was held in 2006, having been discontinued. The WWE decided to bring back the event in 2011, but it was met with lackluster buy rates due to the mediocre card. The current WWE Pay Per View Schedule for 2012 is as follows, now standing at 12 events.

WWE 2012 Pay Per View Schedule:

Royal Rumble - January 29, 2012

Elimination Chamber – February 19h, 2012

WrestleMania XXVIII – April 1st, 2012

Extreme Rules – April 29th, 2012

Over The Limit – May 20th, 2012

Bragging Rights – June 17th, 2012

Money In The Bank – July 15th, 2012

SummerSlam – August 19th, 2012

Night of Champions – September 23rd, 2012

Hell in a Cell – October 28th, 2012

Survivor Series – November 18th 2012

TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs – December 16th, 2012

There has been some discussion that the four big Pay Per Views: Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series will be added to the new WWE Network, which is set to launch in the fall of 2012.

If that is the case, then the WWE will have to add four new Pay Per Views to the schedule, if they decide to go with the full 12. With the increased competition for the Sports Entertainment dollar, wrestling fans may have a hard time justifying buying a WWE Pay Per View event each month. So, going with fewer Pay Per Views throughout the year might be in the WWE's best interest for the long term.