WWE PPV

WWE schedule, list of PPVs for 2020: Most pay-per-view matches, WWE 2019 PPV schedule

About WWE PPV

Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television and webcast service by which any viewer can pay for the events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster telecasts the event at the same time to everyone who is ordering it. WWE Pay-Per-View events are available through DIRECTV. In 2019, 27 events took place between the main brand, TakeOver events, and Saudi Arabia specials. So far for 2020, there are nine confirmed shows which are mostly TakeOver events -with Survivor Series, the last of the Big 4 events are yet to be officially announced with a location or date.


WWE has been broadcasting PPV events since the year1980. The classic “Big Four” events -Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series were first established. The company’s PPV lineup expanded to a monthly basis in the mid-1990 and expanded even further in the early-2000s. WWE also produced additional international PPVs between 1997 and 2003. These events weren’t available within us and coincided with overseas tours within the UK. The traditional “Big Four” events continued to showcase the roster, while the remaining PPV events were alternated between Raw and SmackDown cards. In 2008, WWE PPV events began broadcasting in high-definition on channels.


WWE PPV events are around 3½ hours to 4 hours in length whereas WWE’s WrestleMania events are approximately 5 to 5½ hours in length. WWE also airs a pre-show before most Network events which are known as the Kickoff show. Each Kickoff show includes matches, interviews, and a panel of experts previewing. The Kickoff pre-show began as a 30-minute show before expanding to 1 hour, beginning with Night of Champions in September 2014. The “Big Four” Kickoff shows are the longest, at 2 hours. Originally known as Fallout, and later known as Raw Talk and Talking Smack during the brand-only events, each post-show includes interviews and a panel of experts analyzing the event. The post-shows vary in length.

WWE 2019 PPV schedule

DATESHOWLOCATION
Jan. 12NXT UK TakeOver: BlackpoolBlackpool, England
Jan. 26NXT TakeOver: PhoenixPhoenix, Arizona
Jan. 27Royal RumblePhoenix, Arizona
Feb. 17Elimination ChamberHouston, Texas
Mar. 10FastlaneCleveland, Ohio
Apr. 5NXT TakeOver: New YorkBrooklyn, New York
Apr. 7WrestleMania 35East Rutherford, New Jersey
May 19Money in the BankHartford, Connecticut
June 1NXT TakeOver XXVBridgeport, Connecticut
June 7Super ShowDownJeddah, Saudi Arabia
June 23Stomping GroundsTacoma, Washington
July 14Extreme RulesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug. 10NXT TakeOver: TorontoToronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 11SummerSlamToronto, Ontario, Canada
Aug. 31NXT UK TakeOver: CardiffCardiff, Wales
Sept. 15Clash of ChampionsCharlotte, North Carolina
Oct. 6Hell in a CellSacramento, California
Oct. 31Crown JewelRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nov. 23NXT: War Games IIIRosemont, Illinois
Nov. 24Survivor SeriesRosemont, Illinois
Dec. 1Starrcade (Network special)Duluth, Georgia
Dec. 15TLC: Tables, Ladders, ChairsMinneapolis, Minnesota

Upcoming event schedule

DateEventVenueLocationNotes
May 10Money in the BankWWE Global HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut
July 19Extreme RulesSAP CenterSan Jose, California
August 22NXT TakeOver: BostonTD GardenBostonMassachusettsNetwork exclusive
August 23SummerSlamTD GardenBostonMassachusetts
October 25NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin3ArenaDublinIrelandNetwork exclusive

Most pay-per-view matches

RankWrestlerNo. of PPV matchesFirst PPV matchLatest PPV match
1Kane174SummerSlam 1995Crown Jewel 2018
2The Undertaker174Survivor Series 1990WrestleMania 36
3Triple H170SummerSlam 1995Super ShowDown 2019
4Randy Orton163SummerSlam 2003WrestleMania 36
5John Cena161Vengeance 2002WrestleMania 36
6Big Show142WrestleMania XVSummerSlam 2017
7Chris Jericho141Unforgiven 1999Greatest Royal Rumble
8Edge128SummerSlam 1998WrestleMania 36
9Shawn Michaels116Survivor Series 1988Crown Jewel 2018
10The Miz113Armageddon 2004Elimination Chamber 2020
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