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Yes, Survivor Series will be (at least) four hours long

This has been the norm for WWE’s ‘Big 4’ pay-per-view (PPV) events for a while now, but in case you were wondering, Survivor Series will be a four hour show.

It’s apparently something the company feels is common knowledge at this point, because they haven’t hyped it or called attention to it in the way they have at times in the past. The 7PM Eastern opening bell (for the main card) is confirmed by advertising and the WWE Network schedule, but commercials haven’t touted a “special start time”.

In addition to the four hours - plus overrun - for the PPV itself, there will also be the now-standard two hour Kickoff show on the Network. No matches have been announced for that as of this writing, but hopefully we’ll get at least a couple so Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg and David Otunga don’t have to fill 120 minutes on their own. Maybe we’ll multiple instances of Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge...

A more interesting programming note might be that there doesn’t appear to be a post-show. Sitting in the 11PM Eastern time slot is a non-descript edition of WWE 365 (rumored to feature Kevin Owens):

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Is 4 - 6 hours of wrestling too much?

To paraphrase The Great One, it doesn’t matter how you answer that. WWE’s made this the model for Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series, so we might as well get used to it.

It’s not like you have to watch it all in one sitting anyway.

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