WWE releases pay-per-view schedule for next year

By David Bourne

For the first time, WWE has released the dates and locations for the following year's pay-per-view schedule in advance, highlighting a 2022 that will again see a two-night WrestleMania and the most stadium shows in the company’s history.

Nick Khan, WWE president and chief revenue officer, said that since the company returned to live in-person events this past July, fans have shown a strong appetite for the shows, so the company wanted to make the 2022 PPV schedule available as those fans make their plans for next year.

WWE 2022 pay-per-view schedule

■ Saturday, Jan. 1 : Atlanta — State Farm Arena, Day One
■ Saturday, Jan. 29: St. Louis — The Dome at America’s Center, Royal Rumble
■ Saturday/Sunday, April 2-3: Dallas — AT&T Stadium, WrestleMania 38
■ Sunday, May 8: Providence — Dunkin’ Donuts Center
■ Sunday, June 5: Chicago — Allstate Arena
■ Saturday, July 2: Las Vegas — Allegiant Stadium, Money In The Bank
■ Saturday, July 30: Nashville — Nissan Stadium, SummerSlam
■ Saturday, Sept. 3 or Sunday, Sept. 4 — location TBD
Saturday, Nov. 26: Boston — TD Garden, Survivor Series

Source: WWE

WWE’s marquee event, WrestleMania 38, will be held April 2-3 at AT&T Stadium, which promises to deliver another huge crowd to the home of the Dallas Cowboys. WWE first experimented with the two-day approach to the event in 2020, when the pandemic halted plans for the traditional in-person show and the company instead presented a televised-only production. WWE stayed with the two-night concept earlier this year with WrestleMania 37 in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium and sold out both nights.

WrestleMania will be one of four stadium shows on next year’s PPV schedule, the most ever for WWE, not counting any additions that could be announced when international events are revealed. International shows are typically held in February and October. An additional PPV event also will be announced later for Sept. 3 or Sept. 4 at a location to be determined.

The other stadium shows planned are: SummerSlam, which this year was held in an NFL stadium (Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium) for the first time, set for Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in 2022; Royal Rumble, scheduled for The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis; and Money In The Bank, set for Allegiant Stadium. Money In The Bank’s move to a stadium highlights how WWE has grown the event into its fifth major production on the schedule.

Next year’s PPV schedule kicks off Saturday, Jan. 1, in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. All events will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else. 

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