Vince McMahon handed down the orders that there will no longer be any wrestling during commercial breaks. This is very interesting and now they have to figure out how to creatively make that happen.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the company is going to arrange more 2 out of 3 falls matches or just book them to be shorter. This is not going to make a lot of people happy to get shorter matches because it limits the story they can tell in the ring. Also, booking so many 2 out of 3 falls matches will get old eventually.
This is said that Fox wants “real sports” so WWE is going that direction and taking this approach.
WWE has a few options about what they could do and some of them might seem a bit out of the ordinary for pro wrestling. In fact, PW Insider reports that one source has floated the idea to them that WWE might try to do rounds like the UFC.
PWInsider.com has also been told by one source that idea of trying matches with multiple rounds has also been pitched at some point in the last few weeks, similar to the old European rounds system, but there is no word yet that idea will be executed.
WWE is apparently going for a “real sports” feel and the idea is out there that Vince McMahon saw some real sports outside of WWE and realized that games don’t usually keep going through the commercial break. Perhaps this is something he figured out while studying up on professional football in his research for the XFL.
Either way, things could get interesting as WWE tries to avoid keeping any action going on during the commercial break.