There was a low key change by WWE this week with regards to one of their annual pay-per-view shows. The Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view was scheduled for October 21 in Boston, but it’s not happening anymore. This week’s Raw was in Boston and it was announced that WWE’s return date would be October 21 for a house show with stars from Raw and Smackdown on it. They call it a Supershow.
There was no explanation from WWE for why they ditched that October date for TLC, but according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it could be because they are running the Super Show-down event in Australia on October 6. That was announced last month. As of right now, there is no main roster pay-per-view scheduled for the main roster other than that. Keep in mind that show is starting at 4am Eastern Time due to the time difference in Australia, so it’s not like the live audience is going to be as big as a regular PPV event. The show will be available on demand on WWE Network after it’s over, of course.
In other PPV news, Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that WWE is seriously considering doing a women’s only PPV event this year perhaps in September or October. It would make sense to do it in October since they just moved TLC to December. It could be a late October show. The PWS report notes part of the reason WWE wants to do it is because there were no women’s wrestlers on the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia in April. It’s also because WWE is pushing the Women’s Revolution (Evolution?) all the time, so doing a women’s only PPV makes a lot of sense. The women’s only PPV would feature the women on Raw and Smackdown although it’s possible that they also utilize some women from NXT and bring back some legends as well.
If there is a women’s only PPV it would likely take place in the United States. There’s no date or location at this time, but if the PWS report is true then we may know more information soon.
TJR Thoughts: I think moving TLC to December is fine because that’s where it used to be. I just find it odd that there isn’t something announced for October yet.
Doing a women’s only PPV is great. I think they have the star power to fill an arena and with Ronda Rousey on the roster, she would likely be in a main event match. There’s enough talent on the main roster to have several good matches on a PPV. Bringing back legends like Trish Stratus and Lita to work a tag team match against a current heel duo would be effective as well. A few years ago I don’t think it would have been smart to do a women’s only PPV, but WWE in 2018 would be perfect for it. I hope it happens.