The coronavirus pandemic has put an end to WWE’s weekly tours around the country. The live events are a thing of the past and the WWE Universe is clueless about the fate of house shows once normalcy returns.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that WWE is “cutting way back” on house shows. The company is practically planning on putting an end to their former habit of touring around for multiple live events per week.
“What I heard was that WWE was thinking about cutting everything way back — even when things go back to normal, cutting way, way back on live shows.”
“I don’t know if they’ll eliminate them completely. I don’t know if they’ll totally eliminate house shows, but the idea I think of four days a week doing house shows for maybe forever at least for WWE and AEW will never do that schedule anyway.”
“I think it’s a different world it’s gonna be… you know the Japanese groups may do it, but I think it’ll be a big event business and not a rank and file house show business going forward.”
Eliminating live shows completely will allow WWE to save a ton of money on production, but at the same time, storylines and angles may suffer in the process.