(Hey all, Scott here. Here’s a tryout column from Lou DiPietro, who worked in various roles within the WWE ecosystem over the years, most recently the WWE Network before the whole Peacock merger went down. He’s doing a series of “What if” columns about PPV concepts that never were, so hopefully you give it a look and enjoy it! First up, what if there was a fifth PPV show in 1991 to build up Summerslam?)
When Vince McMahon birthed Survivor Series in 1987 and then the Royal Rumble in 1988 to cut into Jim Crockett’s big event pie, the era of WWF TV building to live events with the occasional huge house show – see also “The Big Event” in 1986 – pretty much came to an end.