Change it up. WrestleMania 37 is going to be both fairly unique as well as a repeat at the same time. Just like last year, the show is going to be taking place over the course of two nights, which is something that had not been done in the first thirty five years of WrestleMania. This time though, WWE has had more of a chance to set things up and therefore a few changes have been made.
In short, WrestleMania is the biggest wrestling show of the year. It is (usually at least) held in a huge stadium with tens of thousands of people in attendance and some of the most important and highest profile matches in the world. That usually means that the show is going to be longer than most, but the show being split in two is going to change that. It turns out WWE has made a bit of an adjustment for the sake of saving some time.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the Kickoff Show for both nights of WrestleMania 37 will be cut down from the usual two hours to just one. This year’s Kickoff Show will begin at 7pm EST, meaning that each night of WrestleMania will begin at 8pm EST. The Kickoff Show consists of interviews and recaps to set up the WrestleMania card, while also usually featuring at least one match. However, there is a chance that there will not be a match on the first night as WWE may want to save the first shot with fans for the show itself.
WrestleMania’s Kickoff Shows have been rather good over the years. Check out some of the better ones:
Opinion: As much as I would like the idea of having the Kickoff Show cut down a bit, I don’t really need for it to start so late. There comes a point where it is a bit too late to have everything starting and hopefully that is not the case this time around again. Having it split in two could help, but at the same time I do not need for the show to be going on that late into the night.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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