WWE Money In The Bank was a much shorter pay-per-view than WWE fans are used to. It was a refreshing change of pace as fans were expecting an extra thirty minutes of action in front of zero fans.
There was a report that Vince McMahon ordered shorter pay-per-view events. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that there was no official edict from Vince McMahon to create shorter pay-per-views. This is simply something that happened for Money In The Bank.
Now that a shorter event has worked so well it makes sense to continue the practice.
There is no internal doctrine right now to keep shows to a shorter length, just a decision made for this specific show. But since most took it as a positive, that could become the general rule until fans are back.
WWE’s next pay-per-view is Backlash on June 14th. That will be the company’s next main roster outing, but NXT TakeOver: In Your House is slated for June 7th. It will be interesting to see how long future WWE special events are until fans can return to live events.
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