WWE Seemingly Set To Stick With Two-Night WrestleManias

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A new report has given an insight to whether WWE is planning to stick with WrestleMania as a two-night event, or move back to its more traditional one event slot.

When WWE was forced to adjust WrestleMania in light of the pandemic, the decision was made to spread the event across the Saturday and Sunday evening when it took place in 2020 in an empty Performance Centre.

WrestleMania 37 was then able to be held in front of a limited audience in Tampa, and the event was kept as taking place over two nights. Although originally only announced for one day at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas this year, ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ was then confirmed to be split across Saturday and Sunday.

Speaking on the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Dave Meltzer has given his opinion on why two nights seems to work better for everyone, and that he believes it will stay this way in the future.

I think WrestleMania is gonna be a 2-night thing going forward. I think the first step was to see will people buy and they bought in good enough numbers. Did it sell out first day, were the original numbers gigantic? No, but it’s fine. It’s a big stadium. It wasn’t gonna be easy to sell it out two straight days.

They haven’t announced 2 days for next year but I think it’s better to go for 2 days. It’s just the nature of what WrestleMania has become. There’s more money to be made and it’s better for the shows…

I talked to people there and they certainly gave me the impression that the idea is 2 days going forward. They always can change their mind based on what happens. I think that they all thought that a 7-hour show just doesn’t work. That’s more tiring than the 2 days.

At the top of a stacked card is a title vs. title match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, whilst Steve Austin‘s confrontation with Kevin Owens will reportedly close out the first night.

With thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.