WWE has a problem with their Monday live events. The company isn’t selling a ton of tickets as their number are down about 25%. The new Wild Card Rule also pulls some Superstars from the show so they can appear on television for Raw.

This has caused some people to speculate that the company might be doing away with Monday house shows altogether. They have needed to cancel two of them so far.

Brad Shepard noted on Oh, You Didn’t Know that WWE was switching up their touring schedule anyway with the blue brand’s move to Fridays. Therefore, they are just preparing for the inevitable, but they still plan on running Monday house shows at least through July.

“I’m told that they have to transition the schedule for the Fox move anyway since it’ll be on Fridays, plus the attendance at those [SmackDown house show] events has been a problem and the Wild Card storyline also opens up a need for SmackDown Live talent on Raw. However, as of the next several weeks after the show in Lowell Massachusetts they do have SmackDown Monday live events at the very least through the end of July.”


WWE used to run a lot more house shows than they presently do. However, they also used to operate in a day before so much competition for entertainment existed. With the WWE Network in play they are essentially their own competition in that regard especially on a Monday when Raw is on live.

The company might be changing things up, but don’t expect house shows to become a thing of the past just yet.


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