With brands getting extended, WWE finds it hard to culminate in WrestleMania within a limited time. Each year, the show’s length is getting bigger that might neither be favorable for the fans watching on TV or live in attendance. It’s hard to sit through the entire show including the two-hour kick-off show. So there could be a change in the scheduling, as per recent reports.
According to Slice Wrestling, WWE officials are discussing to host WrestleMania as a two-day event. The idea was nurtured after seeing the success of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 in 2020 which was hosted being a two day event.
It is also one of the huge nights in the pro-wrestling calendar which emanates from Japan. Apparently, the rival brand may have given a solid idea to Vince McMahon and co. on how to satisfy the fans.
They have been complaining of trimming down WrestleMania length as it’s hectic to watch the show from beginning to end. In recent memory, the event takes place in outdoor stadiums which makes things even more difficult for the fans watching, live in person. WrestleMania 35 is 2019 lasted for a total of 7.5 hours with a 2-hour pre-show and a 5.5-hour main show. So, no wonder why flexibility could be brought into the mix.
As per the source, the trend of splitting WrestleMania on two nights may begin from 2021 or 2022,
“With WWE splitting their mega event in two days, they could easily do a 4-hour event on both days, with matches getting proper time and both of their World Titles (WWE & Universal) getting to main event on alternate nights.
Also, more wrestlers will get featured on the WrestleMania match-card this way.
WWE officials are still discussing this idea and it could happen in either 2021 or 2022.”
As you can see, one of the brightest aspects of splitting the show would be using more talents on the grandest event. Even the younger names could be getting more spotlight in front of the global audience.
The next edition of WrestleMania takes place on April 5th of this year at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida where we may receive an announcement regarding future plans.