A new report says that WWE, under new boss Triple H, seemingly considers an annual fixture in the company’s premium live event calendar to be “completely dead.”
WWE PLEs – or pay-per-views as they used to be known – are an integral part of the company’s calendar each year with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Survivor Series, and SummerSlam permanent fixtures since the 1980s. The rest of the calendar is always, however, up for a change.
Back in the mid-nineties the In Your House series was born and fans became used to getting a special show to fork out for every month. The In Your House branding was dropped in the Attitude Era with names like Backlash, Unforgiven, and Armageddon taking its place.
In more recent years WWE introduced what are widely termed as “gimmick shows” to its PLE calendar with shows based on match types including Hell In A Cell, Money In The Bank, TLC, and even Fatal 4-Way getting their own events. But with the landscape changing in WWE under Triple H’s leadership, it looks like things are about to change for at least one of those shows.
WrestleVotes has reported that the Hell In A Cell show could well be considered defunct moving forward, indicating a move away from the gimmick shows:
“The show itself, I think is completely dead. That match, from what I understand means a lot to Hunter, just think of the classics that he’s had in there. Roman Reigns & Jey so they’ve been feuding for six weeks, they got to be there now because the calendar says so… That’s not going to happen anymore.”