WWE is reportedly extending its monthly Pay-Per-View events by an extra hour. According to Sky Italia, WWE’s upcoming Pay-Per-View event in June, Money In The Bank will air from 7 PM Eastern Time instead of the previously advertised 8 PM and the show will run for a minimum of 4 hours.
The Holy Trinity (SummerSlam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble) is scheduled to expand to 5 hours, kicking off at 6PM Eastern Time and wrapping up at approximately 11 PM. It is reported that WrestleMania will run until midnight.
There is no particular word if WWE will continue the pre-game shows or if they will be trimmed down. The extended Pay-Per-Views, which begin with Money In The Bank, has been planned to accommodate the dual-brand format in order to allow more talent to be on the Pay-Per-View Match Card. Currently WWE has more than 110 wrestlers on the main roster and featuring every single one of them on weekly shows is an impossibility. It is speculated that the talent is set to benefit from the extended length of the Pay-Per-Views as it will allow the company to build up more angles from week to week.