WWE will be doing less pay-per-views next year, according to the Wrestling Observer newsletter. The reason for this is because of the decliing WWE Network subscriptions. They had originally planned to add more shows because of the draft but the comapny has to reconsider those plans.
There is no word yet which shows they plan to drop from the schedule but WWE’s pay-per-view calendar already has 4 shows scheduled from January until WrestleMania 33.
The added shows since the draft (and the NXT Takeover shows) has caused oversaturation with the product and there seems to be less interest in the B shows so dropping some shows sounds like a good idea. The company is positioning the “big 4” shows (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series) for their eventual move to a tier-based subscription model.