As we first noted on Monday Night, it looks like Backlash will no longer be a RAW exclusive event. The show is now being advertised as a joint-brand PPV between RAW and Smackdown Live.
A new rumor has surfaced about the future of WWE PPV events and a big change potentially coming.
The @wrestlevotes account is claiming that all PPV’s after Wrestlemania 34 will be dual-branded. The account has broken some stories in the past.
Starting with the Backlash PPV May 6th, all PPVs going forward will be dual branded. No more RAW or Smackdown exclusive shows. Source states repetitive matchups to fill the card along with so-so ticket sales lead to the decision.
The weekly TV shows will not be effected.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 13, 2018
Dave Meltzer responded to this rumor on Twitter:
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Am waiting to hear from WWE on this but I think so. https://t.co/dOEj1Ff4bT
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) February 13, 2018
Discussion: What would you think if WWE made this change?