It seems as if WWE has learned their lessons from putting on longer pay-per-view events, as the shows that the company have put on during the COVID-era have been wonderfully short.
Along with the introduction of cinematic matches, one of the main changes that WWE has made to PPV events over the last few months has been shortening their length, which has been a welcomed changed for fans.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that tonight’s Payback event likely won’t be a long show. He also spoke about why the majority of PPVs recently have been shorter:
“I don’t think this show will be that long. The only thing they learned from doing the long shows earlier this year is that they’re too long — SummerSlam is going to be one of the longest shows of the year and you can see that one was under control.”
This is obviously fantastic news, and certainly indicates that although PPV events won’t be taking place in the Performance Center anymore, that the shows won’t revert to their old legnths.
Speaking of Payback tonight, WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage of the show, so make sure you follow along for the results and our thoughts on what goes down.