I have not posted on this forum in a really longtime, I can't remember why I stopped but I'm back now. Let's start with too much television. In a normal week (M-T-W) we're given 7 hours of TV to consume in 72 hours. On weeks where there's a Brand PPV (S-M-T-W) we're given 11.5 hours including a 1 hour pre-show and a half hour post-show. During Big-4 weekends (S-S-M-T-W) we're given 16 hours of Wrestling to consume in 120 short hours. With staggered PPVs, this task happens every 3 weeks now. It's utterly dizzying. 17 Sundays before this year is over. Let's reduce the viewing load on the audience. Firstly, a no brainer, make RAW 2 Hours again. Second, let's stretch the week out by putting SDLive on Thursdays, NXT on Saturdays and kill 205Live (but not the division). Next, Sundays should be for co-brand PPVs only, with MITB making for the Big-5. RAW and SD would each have 5 PPVs that air in their place on weekdays. A 1-hour pre-show would air on USA for 'weekly episodic' purposes. RAW and SD would air PPVs the same week. Instead of : (RAW | SD) PPV, RAW, SD, NXT We have : RAWPPV, SDPPV, NXT 20 combined events (PPVs + Shows) are reduced to just 10 events (PPVs). This saves roughly $9M which would be used to offset the cost of having SDLive on Thursdays. Airing PPVs in the same week would eliminate short turnarounds, allowing for lengthier builds. A normal week of M-T-W 7 hours in 72 hours, becomes M-R-S 5 hours in 144 hours. Brand weeks would look similar. I personally feel 2 hours is enough for brand PPVs with a 1 hour pre-show and a half hour post-show. There's been numerous shows where, 2 or 3 matches didn't need to be on the card. The Social Media Lounge isn't how you maximize your pre-show either. A brand week goes from S-M-T-W and 11.5 hours in 96hrs, to M-R-S 8 hours in 144hrs. Way more room to breathe. Big-5 weeks would only see a 2-hour reduction but Sundays would feel a lot more special, happening every 10 or 11 weeks, and only 5 times a year. This also reduces WWE PPVs down to 10 weeks out of the year from 17. Same number of PPVs but a more palatable schedule with a healthy average of 5-6 weeks between ppvs, and 10-11 weeks between Big-5. tl;dr my 2017 dates : Jan 28th April 1st June 17th August 20th November 18th NXT 5 Saturdays Jan 29th April 2nd June 18th August 27th November 19th Big 5 Sundays Feb 27th May 8th July 24th October 2nd December 18th RAW 5 Mondays March 2nd May 11th July 27th October 5th December 21st SD 5 Thursdays September is the only month on the calendar without a date, that's where I'd have tournaments take place. If you enjoyed this, stay tuned for Part 2, where I discuss my brand split.