Interesting Statistic Reveals How Often Plans Change In WWE

Could a 40% delivery rate help WWE pull ahead in business?

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Vince McMahon is pretty notorious for making last-minute changes to programming, be it weekly TV shows or pay-per-views as grand as WrestleMania.

On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez sent out a request to the audience looking for how often WWE actually changes plans.

Needless to say, the company currently chalks out five hours of weekly main roster programming while keeping the immediate next PPV build in mind.

“This is from April 2018 to April 2019, over one year. For this WWE did a total of 237 announcement on their social media for both Raw and SmackDown.

Out of those 237 announcements only 95 of them took place. Others were either entirely canceled or modified.”

The statistic reveals a 40% delivery rate which is quite concerning given how aggressively WWE has been using social media to build feuds and hype matches while making other regular announcements.

At the end of the day, WWE does what’s “best for business” but oftentimes these last-minute changes have backfired in more ways than one.

While an air of unpredictability is certainly exciting, it appears to have the opposite effect in case of WWE.