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2018 WWE pay-per-view schedule reveals fewer shows, one more co-branded show

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WWE has locked in the 2018 pay-per-view schedule. The schedule reveals that they will be doing less pay-per-views next year, likely as a cost-cutting measure.

WWE has scrapped the Great Balls of Fire (July) and No Mercy (September). Additionally, Money In The Bank is listed on their schedule as a co-branded Raw/Smackdown show so presumably, that show will have 2 MITB matches for their respective brands.

WWE will run NXT Takeover specials on the night before a "big 4" show (Rumble, Mania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series). This year, there was a Takeover before Backlash so I would presume that we'll get a Takeover in May or June on the night before the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

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Here is the 2018 schedule:

Royal Rumble (co-branded) - January 28 - Philadelphia, PA
Elimination Chamber (Raw) - February 25 - Las Vegas, NV
Fastlane (Smackdown) - March 11 - Columbus, OH
WrestleMania (co-branded) - April 8 - New Orleans, LA
Backlash (Raw) - May 6 - Newark, NJ
Payback (Smackdown) - May 27 - Baltimore, MD
Money In The Bank (co-branded) - June 17 - Chicago, IL
Battleground (Raw) - July 15 - Pittsburgh, PA
SummerSlam (co-branded) - August 19 - Brooklyn, NY
Extreme Rules (Raw) - September 16 - San Antonio, TX
Hell in a Cell (Smackdown) - September 30 - Nashville, TN
TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (Raw) - October 21 - Boston, MA
Survivor Series (co-branded) - November 18 - Los Angeles, CA
Clash of Champions (Smackdown) - December 16 - San Jose, CA

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