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WWE confirms start time change for pay-per-views


WWE has confirmed that a change to pay-per-view start times is coming soon.

Starting with Money in the Bank, all PPV main cards going forward will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Most of those will have four-hour windows, though Dave Meltzer notes that the goal is for them to not go that long. The "Big Four" shows (the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) will also begin at 7 p.m., but they'll be longer than the other PPVs.

Pre-shows will still be airing before all of the events.

The change comes as WWE's move to all dual-brand PPVs is kicking into gear. It began with matches from both Raw and SmackDown taking place at Backlash earlier this month and will continue as the Allstate Arena hosts Money in the Bank on June 17th.

Prior to the change being officially confirmed, it became apparent when PPV providers started to adjust their schedules for Money in the Bank.