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SummerSlam 2014 at Madison Square Garden?, WWE Nixing Pay-Per-View Event

There has been talk within WWE about possibly dropping the “Hell in a Cell” pay-per-view event after this year. The match itself would stick around, but be used more as a gimmick match rather then an actual pay-per-view event. This topic has been brought up several times in the past.

Speaking of WWE pay-per-view changes, there is talk of having next year’s SummerSlam event at Madison Square Garden in New York, which was where the first SummerSlam event was ever held. For the past five years, SummerSlam has been hosted at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Source: F4WOnline.com

  • Mrs. Ambrose

    Well if it is best for the company then do it and i am wondering why they are moving SS i am suprised.

  • Chelsii?

    Bring back Unforgiven! Also, no more SummerSlam at LA, it usually sucks other than this year.

  • D.M.T

    Get rid of Hell In A Cell, TLC, Payback, Elimination Chamber and Over The Limit and bring back old PPV’s or create new better ones. Also bring back Breaking Point, it was an awesome PPV

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      HIAC i agree Payback idk? Elimination Chamber i agree and Over the limit i do not think that they even have the ppv anymore do they? And Breaking Point PPV a good idea

  • JH

    I’d love it if they dropped the HIAC pay per view, the match needs to be the climax of a very intense feud, and not just an annual predictable event. It’s much easier to get hyped when the challenge seems to come as. Surprise.

  • fj2305

    The only PPV I really am missing is the KOTR PPV hold in June with the winner facing the WWE or World champion at SummerSlam !!!

  • abcd76310

    Thank God!

  • CM Punk Best in The World

    They should bring the old WCW Halloween Havoc pay per view for October since its the month of Halloween

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      That could be a good idea

  • Devon

    Bring back the old ones from the attitude era. Here is how it should be. Rumble, No Way Out, Mania, Backlash, Judgement Day, KOTR, Fully Loaded or Vengeance, Summerslam, Unforgiven, No Mercy, Survivor Series & Armageddon. Have HIAC, TLC & Extreme matches as fued enders. And why did they even choose to have it in LA anyways for 5 years? I live 4 hours from NYC. SS hasn’t been there since 1998 I believe.Fuck the axxes stuff & I will just go for the ppv, and stay overnight. I have been to NYC 6 times so there would be nothing else for me to see

  • Macho Man

    WWE needs to bring back WCW’s PPV War Games. They could rename it if they wanted but I always thought the two rings gimmick was pretty cool. I know it would get old after a while but they all do. I mean is Hell in the Cell really that appealing if you don’t have a charcter like The Undertaker or Mankind in it? That PPV was kind of built around them. Maybe the should rotate PPV’s.

  • wrestlinfan

    if ss leaves staples it’s almost a lock that Santa clara gets wrestlemania.

  • tt2000

    No more gimmick PPVs.

  • Zack

    I know this has been done time and again but I thought I would throw in my 2 cents. If there’s one idea that TNA recently had that I loved, it was getting rid of monthly PPVs. Here’s an ideal schedule for WWE if it was up to me:

    January: Royal Rumble (I don’t see this changing)
    February: None (I’ve watched for decades and I’d rather see the months leading to Wrestlemania being used on storyline development instead of building upon matches for a February PPV then doing it all over again for March. And honestly, I’m tired of Wrestlemania matches being made ONE WEEK prior. Wrestlemania matches are supposed to be the big payoff in storylines. If it were like that this year, we wouldn’t have had had a blowoff match between Lesnar and HHH at Extreme Rules. Wrestlemania is where old stories end and where new ones begin. But I digress…)
    March/April: Wrestlemania (nothing new here)
    May: Backlash (I don’t mind the Extreme Rules idea but the Backlash name is most appropriate. It should be the bridge of what carries Wrestlemania season into the summer season.)
    June: King of the Ring (I agree with the no. 1 contender rule for SummerSlam. It’s a great opportunity for a mid carder who has never seen the main event actually make the transition. I think the Royal Rumble should highlight people who’ve had a taste of the main event but haven’t had a chance to carry the torch so to speak.)
    July: None (I like the Money in the Bank but it seems more important happening at Wrestlemania where guys need spots on the card. Plus, a PPV dedicated to the match isn’t a necessity like King of the Ring. King of the Ring is many matches on a single night. Instead, do a Great American Bash/Tribute to the Troops tv special. It still gives you an excuse to have high profile matches on a televised event. Plus, the publicity would be great for the company. I could even see it airing on NBC. Not to mention, it gives you an opportunity to further storylines from King of the Ring all the way to SummerSlam.)
    August: SummerSlam (as per usual. I see the champion retaining against the KotR winner more often than not since they’re just beginning their main event leap. SummerSlam would be their stepping stone)
    September: Night of Champions ( I personally like this PPV. All matches have title defenses. I’d like to see WWE take more advantage of there being only 6 or less matches (implementing an Ironman match, etc.).)
    October: TBD ( I’ve thought of all kinds of things from Halloween Havoc to Wargames to just a regular PPV with a brand new name. I wouldn’t mind reintroducing Cyber Sunday. The voting deal doesn’t work on TV because you have a commercial break to tally everything up and we’ve seen it fail before. Just give people a week to vote and go from there. But again, the direction of the October PPV is up for discussion.)
    November: Survivor Series (keep this classic PPV but WWE needs to start caring about it again. Give the teams a reason to get together. Don’t just throw them in a random match and hope that we want to see it. That’s more on them though.)
    December: None (Around December, I’m Christmas shopping for my family. I don’t have a ton of money for PPV. I do usually after the holidays when I get a gift, bonus, etc. Anyways, have another TV special. High profile matches, title matches, whatever; give the roster a break for the holiday season instead of leading to a TLC match. That match should be special like Hell in a Cell anyways. I don’t think anybody would get too upset if the December event was switched out for a TV special.)

    So finally out of my head and into the critiques of an Internet audience. 8 PPV events, 2 TV specials, and much more time to build storylines. After all, with so many PPVs, WWE sometimes is forced to do 3rd and 4th rematches simply because they don’t have time to start up a new feud. WWE should give it some thought.

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      They could do a Saint Valentines Day Massacre PPV like they did before? Just a thought?

    • Macho Man

      One thing you need to keep in mind is that TNA went to a lighter PPV schedule because they make very little money after paying talents and venues and all that. Their going broke! That’s why they reduced their PPV schedule. To reduce their costs. Now I will say I do agree there are to many PPV (I would cut it down to from 12 to 6 and have one every other month) but as long as WWE is making money on PPV’s Vince will NEVER EVER cut the PPV’s down!

      • Mrs. Ambrose

        Because some PPV’s are popular like Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania and SS

      • Bignic

        TNA has been planning on dropping the number of PPV events. So money just pushed the idea earlier.

    • Maddox

      Well TNA needed money that’s why they cut down to 4 and I like the idea of Elimination Chamber being the last obstacle b4 Wrestlemania

  • Fernando Oliveira

    I said it on the PPV play by play, and I’ll say it again. WWE should take SS away from LA, even if it’s just for one year. It gets kinda repetitive.

  • Ricardo Rodriguez

    WWE Breaking Point, WWE Payback, WWE Battleground

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