This morning (Oct. 25, 2021), WWE dropped their PPV schedule for next year. Not every show’s name/gimmick is confirmed, but almost all the dates and locations are here.
- Day 1 - Sat., Jan. 1 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta
- Royal Rumble - Sat., Jan. 29 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis
- WrestleMania 38 - Sat., April 2 and Sun., April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas
- TBA pay-per-view - Sun., May 8 at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
- TBA pay-per-view - Sun., June 5 at Allstate Arena in Chicago
- Money In The Bank - Sat., July 2 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
- SummerSlam - Sat., July 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville
- TBA pay-per-view - Sat., Sept. 3 or Sun., Sept. 4 at TBD location
- Survivor Series - Sat., Nov. 26 at TD Garden in Boston
WWE’s announcement also mentions February and October events that will be announced in the near future. Those seem likely to be events in Saudi Arabia.
The confirmation that the two night WrestleMania format is sticking around is probably the key highlight, but the continued shift toward Saturday PPVs is another. All of the cornerstone shows are now set for Saturdays instead of Sundays.
It also seems we’ll be getting fewer shows, mostly thanks to treating the Saudi ones as part of their regular programming instead of extra dates they’d squeeze into the existing plan. The lack of a December event for the second straight year also contributes to that.
Rumors of a SummerSlam abroad didn’t pan out, as that Big 4 PPV is headed to Music City, where it will again take place in an NFL stadium. But that September TBD still gives fans in the United Kingdom reason for hope.
As to why they’ve unveiled their whole schedule in advance for the first time? WWE President Nick Khan explains:
“Since returning to live events this past July, our fans have graciously expressed a tremendous appetite to attend WWE shows. As they begin to make plans for next year, we wanted to make sure that the 2022 schedule and locations of our pay-per-views were made available to them.”
What do you think of WWE’s 2022 plan? Any shows near you? Plan on making a trip to see some sports entertainment?