WWE has been holding month-to-month pay-per-view (PPV) occasions for many years, nevertheless it seems like December 2021 might be one of many uncommon exceptions.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned what’s occurring with WWE’s upcoming pay-per-view schedule:
“They do a pay-per-view each month. And initially there was gonna be a pay-per-view…in Chicago on the All-State Enviornment in mid-December. And the sensation is now that, doing 12 a yr, and the December pay-per-view will truly be January 1st in Atlanta. The thought [is to do] January 1st somewhat than do mid to late December. After which they’re nonetheless gonna do the Royal Rumble because the January pay-per-view…”
“Lots of people have been questioning once they moved the December Chicago date from being a pay-per-view to being a tv taping, who’s gonna get the pay-per-view? And the reply is that there isn’t any pay-per-view.”
WWE normally locations the annual TLC occasion in mid December, per week or two earlier than Christmas. Typically there are solely three weeks between Survivor Collection and TLC, after which a six week wait between TLC and the next month’s Royal Rumble.
This yr’s December PPV (presumably TLC 2021) was originally scheduled for Dec. 12 in Chicago, three weeks after Survivor Collection on November 21. The Day One PPV scheduled in Atlanta on Jan. 1, 2022, would have then taken place three weeks after the December PPV.
Primarily based on what Meltzer is saying, WWE has as an alternative opted to cancel its month-to-month December occasion for this yr and deal with the Day One present as its alternative. On condition that Royal Rumble 2022 is taking place on Jan. 29, this offers a extra balanced period of time separating the PPVs from Survivor Collection via Royal Rumble.
One clear implication of this choice is that TLC 2021 gained’t be occurring, until WWE decides to make use of it as a theme for an upcoming episode of Uncooked or SmackDown.
How do you are feeling about WWE’s reported change to its PPV schedule? Are you bummed out about lacking TLC this yr?