Which WWE PPV's Are Being Changed and What Are My Thoughts On Them
The WWE has done some amazing things in their time when it comes to story line ideas and pay per view thoughts.
Some of their ideas have been brutally awful too, but the fact is that WWE tries to be creative and give the fans quality entertainment.
WWE has recently made some changes to a couple pay per views because of either lacking pay per view buys and the thought that it was time for a change.
I will go through each Pay Per View that WWE will have this year after WrestleMania and I will explain why or why not the PPV should be on the WWE calendar.
April- Extreme Rules
Backlash was a pay per view that happened right after WrestleMania since 1999.
Folks really did enjoy backlash because it usually saw some of the greatest WrestleMania rematches of all time but WWE has decided to scrap Backlash this year in order to move Extreme Rules to April.
Now this is a usually successful pay per view anyways plus if you added special stipulations to the rematches then all you will get is success from it.
Last year's Backlash was great and all but come on, Backlash did have some special stipulations, so why not go all the way with the stipulations in order to spice up the month of April?
My Grade: A
May- Wild Card
Okay this is a pay per view idea that kinda scares the crap out of me because nobody has any clue on what this pay per view really is?
Judgment Day was a shit pay per view anyways because Extreme Rules was usually 2 weeks after Judgment Day so it usually became a throwaway pay per view that the fans really did not enjoy.
I have heard that this pay per view would all most be like a "RAW Roulette" idea where the match stip's are chosen off the board or wheel.
Folks that's why Extreme Rules is on April is for the specialty matches that are provided so I am hoping that is not the way WWE plans on going for this pay per view.
I loved TNA's concept of the 8 card stud tournament that crowned a number one contender so maybe that's what we are going to see here; who knows with WWE.
My Grade: C-
June- Fatal 4 Way
Ok this pay per view idea sound's like shit because the title sounds like a porno title and that "Fatal 4 Way" isn't a match that should get its own pay per view.
I know there are a lot of people who dread the idea of having this pay per view on the car including me because of WWE's way of pushing a gimmick way too far.
I love fatal four-way elimination matches because it always goes down to 2 guys who may or may not have a huge rivalry going, but to have like three fatal four-way matches on one card is wrong and will be dull at the end.
My Grade: D
July- Money In The Bank
The Money In The Bank ladder match has been a staple in WrestleMania since 2005. People anticipate it because of the drama and great match quality that it seems to bring each and every year.
I love the fact that somebody always seems to get his title opportunity after winning the contract and it has been a way for a young star to get his title push (examples: Edge 2005, RVD 2006, CM Punk 2008 and 2009) .
People love this match but now that it is a pay per view, will it still be exciting? Well I do not know but in order to be successful, the WWE cannot have 2 MITB holders at the same time so whoever wins the ladder match at Mania better cash it in before this pay per view or else it will be a disaster.
The concept has been floated around like having qualifying matches throughout the night and then the main event be the Ladder match itself so if that's the way they go with this, then I think that this pay per view can be one of the best ones yet.
My Grade: A
September- Night of Champions
The WWE is moving Night of Champions from July to September in order to bump out Breaking Point. I love this pay per view because its an all champions night in order to see who is the best in the WWE.
I love the concept and I think that it was the right move to bump out Breaking Point simply because there are not enough submission wrestlers to have that PPV be successful year in and year out.
I hope WWE continues with this pay per view because it is a great one and always seems to have a surprise or two in the bag.
My Grade: A+
October 1- Hell In A Cell
Ok here is one pay per view that really stunk last year and that was Hell in a cell.
People loved this match because it was a rare match that always seemed to have an incredible volume of violence each time it was used. I know WWE loves the idea of doing an entire PPV around it but come on...three of them?
I don't like the PPV gimmick on this one plus the matches on the card last year were less than stellar.
CM Punk and Taker had a shit match because Taker and Punk's "Professonal Disagreement" four days earlier that even caused Vince to have a title change there.
The WWE also stands by no blood which is so hard to do in a Hell in a cell match so I would say scrap this idea if there is no blood at all.
My Grade: D+
October 2- Bragging Rights
Ok there may not be a lot of folks who like the Bragging Rights pay per view but I think that this is a show that fans can really enjoy.
People love seeing the 2 shows clash and to make an entire pay per view around the concept is awesome so I will always be a fan of it.
The only idea change I would have in it is to see the SmackDown champion vs the RAW champion in a one on one clash at the end of the show or let them captain a Survivor Series team.
That would be a great way for fans to think that it is all about the bragging rights. So please WWE, keep this pay per view going!
My Grade: B+
Survivor Series has been officially scraped this year due to low PPV buys the last couple of years.
I don't like getting rid of this pay per view because it had some pretty stellar matches and plus the original concept of the pay per view cannot be tarnished because of pay per view buys.
I do not know what the WWE has planned at this time for the "gimmick" but if the WWE actually listened to the fans, they would bring back the King of the Ring.
The idea of King of the Ring worked for years and it really made stars like Stone Cold, Triple H, Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, and others.
I hope WWE tries this pay per view one more time because I think the fans would really enjoy it plus you would maybe see a title match or two in it so it would be a great PPV buy for any true wrestling fan.
TLC was a really well done pay per view last year because it brought a unique twist to the ppv scene.
There were not just three TLC matches and such instead it was one tables match, one ladder match, one chairs match, and then the TLC match.
People really enjoyed the pay per view idea and there was a stacked card from top to bottom on this one.
It is a great way to cap off the PPV year and plus fans can get behind the idea really easy.
I hope TLC this year is as good as last year and I hope WWE keeps it going.
My Grade: A
Well since all of these changes are happening, I want to know how you wrestling fans feel about these changes.
I know that some of these changes are great and some are not but please put your input in the comments box below.
Fans need to be heard, and this is your chance to be heard. Thanks for reading and please continue to watch and love your wrestling.