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John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE WrestleMania 37 Night 2 featuring Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan for the Universal Championship, Logan Paul, Nigerian Drum Fight, Randy Orton vs. The Fiend, and more.
Also on the show: Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley, Riddle vs. Sheamus, Natalya/Tamina vs. Nia/Shayna, Hulk Hogan/Titus, Bayley & The Bellas, and more.
WrestleMania 37 Night 2 Review
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RE: The caller Jeremy (great guy) preferring one long night of WrestleMania over two shorter nights because of his experience attending live… maybe I can understand a single night being more convenient as a live attendee, but I then I would think the company should just do less matches to have a single-night WrestleMania be palatable (four hours at most). From my own experience, I’ve attended some very long shows (sometimes two or three in the same venue on the same day), and I’ve attended shows of a more normal length on consecutive nights, happening on different days but in the same venue (ROH running a Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday, or Chikara running King of Trios over three straight days). I prefer the latter much more, as it allows for me to take in all of the action while having a breather in between. Less time stuck in a seat (and in the case of this year, amongst large groups of people during a pandemic), more time sleeping in my own bed or a hotel bed.
“I was happy with the eight hours,” is absolutely not a phrase I thought I would hear.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot since Wrestlemania is in Dallas next year and what I would prefer if I choose to go.
I went to Wrestlemania 32 at AT&T stadium which was a 6 1/2 hour show including the pre-show. It was a looong show and that did wear on the crowd and mostly hurt the reception of the main event. And it is scary that WWE have only gotten worse with shows lasting even longer since.
But I think I would do that again than go two nights in a row. I think it would be difficult for me to go both Saturday and Sunday. Especially if I also want to attend TakeOver which I assume would be the Thursday before.
The BEST solution would absolutely be to go back to having reasonable wrestlemania lengths. I was also at WM30 that had a 1 hour pre-show and then a tight 4 hour show ending at 10pm locally. Perfect.
I actually think a good solution would be for wrestlemania to essentially function as a convention. Have it be 2 days with other events going on during the day. Then make tickets be for the weekend rather than each night.
Cutting down the time also works, but wrestlemania always seems like a destination event so making it one would seem worthwhile.