Money In The Bank was the shortest WWE pay-per-view in almost two decades when it ran for just two hours and twenty four minutes last Sunday night. The WWE Universe was surprised that the company had shortened the show so much after making most pay-per-views four hours long for the past few years.
According to a report from CageSideSeats, Vince McMahon has reportedly shortened pay-per-views down whilst the company is running shows without an audience. This means that fans at home are not forced to watch drawn-out matches that are made to seem much longer without background noise.
“He (Vince McMahon) apparently wants to keep PPV runtimes down while they’re running without fans.”
Money in the Bank 2020 was the shortest WWE pay-per-view since Insurrextion back in 2002, which was streamed live from the United Kingdom and ran for just 2 hours and 23 minutes. When only pay-per-views from the United States are taken into account, then Money in the Bank was the shortest pay-per-view in almost 30 years since Survivor Series in 1990 which was 2 hours and 21 minutes.
While Money in the Bank may have been a much shorter event, it still contained one of the biggest shocks of the year when Otis emerged victorious in the Men’s Money in the Bank contract ladder match.
The former NXT star told Digital Spy that he would cash in on the Tag Team Championships if he was able to win the ladder match. According to CageSideSeats, this is thought to be the plan for Otis at present.
The Money in the Bank contract has never been cashed in on the Tag Team Champions so Otis would make history with this move, much like Becky Lynch made history on Monday night when she revealed that the Money in the Bank case actually contained the Championship for the first time in its existence.