For a secondary Pay Per View, Unforgiven has seen it’s share of big matches. It even got a cool new match associated with it last year, the Championship Scramble. Still, it’s not making the cut of my reimagined WWE Pay Per View Calendar.
I present my arguments against WWE Unforgiven, after the jump!
Starting off as an In Your House event in April of 1998, Unforgiven has been presented annually in September since 1999. The event was just another run of the mill secondary Pay Per View (See “Why I hate: WWE Judgment Day”), even though it’s had some big matches, up until last year when it debuted the Championship Scramble concept. The idea for the matches was cool enough, but the problem with Unforgiven is the same problem that plauges Backlash – it’s immediately after one of the big four.
Now, I’m not 100% against a Pay Per View between SummerSlam and Survivor Series – but only if the Survivor Series goes back to the classic 1988 format, with the whole card being a series of tag team elimination matches. I do take issue, however, with a PPV being this soon after SummerSlam. Even if we kept No Mercy (which we won’t, but more on that next week) and reverted back to a classic Survivor Series, it would still give us two months to build up a bunch of matches after SummerSlam.
What do we do with the Championship Scramble matches if we get rid of Unforgiven? Simple – they’ll be officially a part of Night of Champions in June, since we’re keeping that one and it would fit the theme.
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