Double your pleasure, double your run time? I don’t think there’s any secret to the fact that WrestleMania is a long show. Like, a very long show. This year’s WrestleMania 34, counting the Kickoff Show, ran over seven hours, the second year in a row that has been the case. That’s just insane when you think about it, but if a new rumor is true, things might actually be getting even worse.
According to the No Holds Barred Wrestling Show, WWE may be considering running two WrestleMania events in 2020. The idea would be similar to what was done with the Royal Rumble and the Greatest Royal Rumble earlier this year, meaning the second even may not be the same as an actual WrestleMania but may have a similar name. The additional show would be taking place outside of the United States. Here are some comments, with transcription courtesy of Ringsidenews.com:
“WWE is looking to have two WrestleManias for 2020. One will be called WrestleMania but another will be like we had The Greatest Royal Rumble. I don’t know if it will be the “Greatest WrestleMania” or just “Mania’” or something like that.”
“In 2020, that’s when already you will be on FOX for six months or whatever. That’s when you’ll have two WrestleManias. One in North America and one all over the world. Could be Canada, could be Saudi Arabia, could be Australia. They’re already having an event in Australia. It could be in London. They want to have one in April and one in October beginning in 2020.”
You can listen to the full show right here.
Couldn’t you picture something like this but for an international WrestleMania?
Opinion: I’m not sure about this, but if it does take place I’m not overly annoyed. With how much money the Greatest Royal Rumble drew for the company, it’s hard to turn down the chance to do it again. It’s not like the Greatest Royal Rumble means anything in the first place and throwing another show out there internationally should only help with the WWE Network subscriptions in the area.
Do you like this idea? How many international shows would you like per year? Let us know in the comments below.
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 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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