WWE has dropped the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view.
The wrestling company had reportedly been debating whether to cut the number of pay-per-view events in 2018 after a huge offering this year.
2017 had six brand-specific shows for Raw and SmackDown LIVE along with the big four of Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series which would feature WWE Superstars from both shows.
However, amid talk of budget cuts and a struggle to sell tickets at live events, they have now axed two shows.
Great Balls of Fire debuted at the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, Texas last July.
But that will be the show’s only outing, for the foreseeable future at least, after PWInsider released next year’s schedule.
No Mercy was also another casualty.
The new-look reduced line-up will now have five shows for Raw, four for SmackDown LIVE and five will be co-branded.
Money in the Bank will be receiving an even bigger push than normal as that has now been extended to Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE.
Here’s the reported schedule:
Royal Rumble, Jan. 28 – Philadelphia
Elimination Chamber, Feb. 25 – Las Vegas (Raw)
Fastlane, Mar. 11 – Columbus, OH (SmackDown LIVE)
WrestleMania, April, 8 – New Orleans
Backlash, May, 6 – Newark (Raw)
Payback, May 27 – Baltimore (SmackDown LIVE)
Money in The Bank, June, 17 – Chicago
Battleground, July 15 – Pittsburgh (Raw)
SummerSlam, Aug. 19 – Brooklyn
Extreme Rules, Sept. 16 – San Antonio (Raw)
Hell in a Cell, Sept. 30 – Nashville (SmackDown LIVE)
TLC, Oct. 21 – Boston (Raw)
Survivor Series, Nov. 18 – Los Angeles
Clash of Champions, Dec. 16 – San Jose, CA (SmackDown LIVE)
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