bear wrote:I'm not sure if it was addressed on the Ross Report but splitting Wrestlemania turns it into a six day event unless they drop either NXT or the Hall of Fame from Wrestlemania week. Raw and Smackdown have to take place on Monday and Tuesday so they can't move. I'm sure it's a lot easier said than done but making Wrestlemania a bit shorter is the best solution. Getting rid of the celeb performances would be a start. No one goes to Wrestlemania for Pitbull.
I do agree they can shorten mania. They don't gain any thing from the show being 7 hours. Surely it just costs them more. I can't imagine anyone not buying a ticket because the show will be say five hours instead of seven. ppv sales are tiny now but again who's not going to order it because it's shorter?
Also could WWE really sell out an 70,000-80,000 two days running? Yes 15,000 are also attending nxt and the Hall of Fame but those tickets are cheaper than a Mania ticket.