For years, WWE has made sure that its Pay-Per-View events end by 11pm ET sharp, but now that the company has the flexibility of the WWE Network, that all could change.
Still, international PPV distributors have to be alerted to the situation, and The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that the company has reached out to Sky Italia, telling the broadcaster to reserve extra - and varying - amounts of time for future events.
Though WWE only contacted Sky Italia now, the company has already run a show that's gone past the 11:00 mark - specifically WrestleMania 32, which didn't end until midnight. That event was one of the longest in company history, running a total of six and a half hours.
When Pay-Per-View providers aren't notified about show overruns, the results can be troublesome. In 1998, WCW's Halloween Havoc Pay-Per-View ran a half-hour late, and many providers cut the feed before the show ended.
In that case, fans missed the Goldberg versus Diamond Dallas Page main event, though it was replayed on TV the following evening in a move that earned Nitro its last-ever ratings win over Raw.