WWE makes the right call by turning WrestleMania 36 into a two-day event


WrestleMania 36 will be held on 4 April and 5 April 2020 without any fans

WWE might host WrestleMania 36 from the Performance Center this year, but they have decided to split the mega event over two days.

This is the first time something like this is being done in WWE and it leads to several possibilities for WrestleMania 36.

WrestleMania 36 will be split over two days
WWE has confirmed that WrestleMania 36 will take place over two days (WWE)

The event is the biggest wrestling show in the world but if often goes on for hours, which can be a problem for the fans.

Rob Gronkowski will host the event over the two days. The former NFL star is the latest signing by WWE and he was excited at the prospect, even if the WWE Universe wasn’t.

The right decision on several levels

WWE hasn’t made the right decisions always, but this one certainly works well, at least from a wrestling point of view.

WrestleMania has the biggest match card of any event in the year and the show often goes on for 6-7 hours, if not more.

Undertaker will face off against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36
The Undertaker came out to sign his contract for WrestleMania 36 (WWE)

That really drains the energy from the fans and by the time the main events come, they are often unable to create the right atmosphere.

Also, the splitting of the event allows for two main events, something that helps all parties. You could split up the WWE and Heavyweight title fights or even make one of the women bouts as the main event.

This allows for several combinations to push matches too, and it will be interesting to see how thing work out this year.

Fans won’t be tired watching it, and it also allows the fans at home to enjoy the matches and not be stuck in front of a TV or screen for half the day.

Edge made his WWE return at Royal Rumble 2020
Edge won several titles during his time with WWE (Image credit: Getty)

This also opens up the avenue of getting more viewers over the weekend. Having half of the show on Saturday and the other half of Sunday makes it a real WrestleMania weekend.

Some issues to still work out

This year’s WrestleMania will be without any crowd, so there is no issue regarding tickets etc. However, it will be interesting to see how things work out next year.

Hopefully, the coronavirus pandemic dies out and things return to normal soon. WrestleMania over two days will have a financial cost too. This might fill up the coffers of WWE and hopefully, fans aren’t priced out for the two days.

Edge and Orton will face off at WrestleMania 36
Edge attacked MVP before hitting an RKO on Randy Orton (Credit: WWE)

WWE could reduce overall ticket prices and make it a great event for all involved. They could even hand fans the choice to attend a particular day.

Splitting WrestleMania over two days certainly is a good move, and hopefully, it all works out.

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