According to Dave Meltzer, WWE will be reducing the number of ppvs for next year, though details are pretty scant on exactly how many will go down. Meltzer did state that there won't be more than a single ppv a month until around April or May and that's pretty much all the info that's out there. With the way things are set up right now, WWE will have had a total of 16 ppvs this year with Clash of Champions next month being #16; that equals out to 6 Raw brand ppvs, 6 SmackDown brand ppvs and the classic Big Four as dual branded ppvs. I don't think there'll be a whole helluva lot less next year, maybe 13 or 14 would be my guess. It's highly, highly unlikely there'll ever be less than a total of 10 ppvs for WWE again and if WWE had the creative discipline, I think they could pull off the Big Four as dual branded shows and have 3 ppvs for each brand as it'd give more time for build up and for the storylines to be fleshed out. The problem, as I alluded to, is that there's a risk that too many weekly episode of Raw and/or SmackDown Live would be filler shows that wouldn't progress storylines or keep focus on building towards the ppv itself. With less ppvs, I also believe that WWE would need to do what it could to keep wrestlers scheduled to face each other during ppvs out of singles competition with each other on Raw and SmackDown; I wish they'd focus more on that in the first place and if they did want them to have some physicality, do like New Japan does and just put together some random traditional, 6 man, 8 man or 10 man tag team matches and let each match eat up a good chunk of TV time.