WWE produced Money In The Bank this week and a lot of fans were expecting it to take up much more of their evening. The event was over in under an hour and a half.
WWE’s 2020 Money In The Bank pay-per-view this year was 2 hours and 24 minutes long. This is the shortest WWE pay-per-view since 2002’s Insurrextion event in the UK which was 2 hours and 23 minutes long. That event was in the United Kingdom, but they also came close to breaking the shortest record for a United States pay-per-view as well. The 1990 Survivor Series event was 2 hours and 21 minutes in length. Money In The Bank was only 3 minutes longer this year.
A lot of fans were expecting the Money In The Bank matches to be very long. Ringside News exclusively reported that they wouldn’t be that long at all.
Technically, ECW December to Dismember in 2006 was 2 hours and 15 minutes. Since that was WWE’s version of ECW, it may or may not count depending on how you want to view it.
We will have to see if WWE keeps up a trend of shorter pay-per-view events during this new empty arena era. Vince McMahon has reportedly made the decision that will be the case.
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