Recently, WWE announced a network special “Smackville” will be airing live from Nashville, Tennessee.
Previously, the WWE Network has been home to similar specials such as “The Shield’s Last Stand” and “Starrcade 2018”. Reportedly, more of these special events are imminent.
According to Fightful, part of the reason for the influx of specials is to create of ability counter-programming on a very short notice. In addition, injuries and event cancellations were cited as another reason, allowing WWE to adjust to compensate those instances.