5 Major Mistakes WWE Is Making With WrestleMania 34
April 1, 2018 - WWE
WWE is carefree that WrestleMania 34 will be as successful as a WrestleManias that have preceded it.
Over a past several years, WWE’s flagship pay-per-view has consistently been noticed by some-more fans than a prior one interjection to a WWE Network. WrestleMania 32 in 2016 was the many watched WWE eventuality in history, and a year later, that record was broken once again by WrestleMania 33. In all likelihood, that record will be cracked once again in partial since a uncover has one of a many installed cards in WWE history.
Still, a implausible brand value of WrestleMania has, in a sense, given WWE a easy approach out. Because a flagship PPV is such a vital captivate and since fan rendezvous in a WWE product always peaks come ‘Mania time, that has paved a approach for lazier engagement and reduction bid put into a company’s storylines, that can, in turn, be unpropitious to a TV ratings, a WWE Network subscriber count (when it’s not WrestleMania season) and a product as a whole.
WrestleMania 34, many like all a WWE Network epoch WrestleManias before it, is following a identical trail in that, notwithstanding all a good things about it, there are a series of weaknesses that have prevented WWE from reaching a full intensity with one of a biggest events in history.
Here are 5 vital mistakes WWE is creation with WrestleMania 34.
Too Many Part-Timers
The new name of WrestleMania 34 should be Part-Timer Mania.
The series of part-timers competing during WWE’s flagship pay-per-view seems to be flourishing any and any year, a list that in 2018 includes Kurt Angle, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Based on their projected spots on a card, we could disagree that all yet one luminary (Roman Reigns) in a show’s 3 biggest matches (Reigns/Lesnar, Undertaker/Cena and a churned tab group match) are part-timers.
Why is that such a problem? Well, a cyclical inlet of a WWE Network subscriber count indicates that those stars unequivocally aren’t pushing adult viewership a approach WWE expects them to do. In fact, a count peaks during WrestleMania, and afterwards consistently dips afterward, any year regardless of any specific WrestleMania compare or a coming from a supposed blockbuster attraction. Now, with a name like Ronda Rousey, who’s expected to work a part-time schedule notwithstanding being called a full-timer, entering a mix, WWE’s part-timer problem has gotten even bigger.
The serve of Rousey, Angle and Stephanie to a WrestleMania label is usually exacerbating WWE’s age problem, that will be serve worsened by a inclusion of a compare for Shane. WWE’s faith on so many part-timers will never be some-more apparent than it will during WrestleMania 34 when a series of a show’s marquee matches will underline part-timers, an hapless law that negatively affects many full-time stars on a roster.
Popular names like Elias are now yet transparent WrestleMania plans, yet rest assured, WWE has found a mark for all a part-timers. And even yet a WrestleMania 34 label looks really good on paper, a disastrous long-term outcome it will have on a notice of full-timers can't be farfetched since a notice is that they are not as large of stars as a part-timers who are featured so prominently during WrestleMania season.
It Will Be Way Too Long
WWE might not comprehend this, yet too many of anything is never a good thing.
According to Cageside Seats, WrestleMania 33 lasted an strange 5 hours, 10 mins and 41 seconds final year, and that did not even embody a WrestleMania Kickoff Pre-show, that total another dual hours to a show’s sum run time. Judging by a distance of a WrestleMania 34 label already, a inclusion of not one yet dual conflict royals and a fact that there will still be some-more matches announced, it wouldn’t be during all startling if this uncover lasted scarcely 8 hours. In fact, WrestleMania 34 is scheduled to last a smallest of 7 hours.
A tad ridiculous, no?
At WrestleMania 33, matches like Triple H vs. Seth Rollins (nearly 40 minutes, including intros and post-match happenings), AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon (29 minutes) and Undertaker vs. Reigns (almost 51 minutes) took adult a poignant apportionment of a show, and this year, a series of marquee matches suggests WrestleMania 34 could go even longer. Bouts like Cena vs. Taker, Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Lesnar vs. Reigns and a large churned tab group compare expected will all take adult a unclothed smallest of 30 minutes, which, when total with a other 10-plus matches on a show, could make this a longest WrestleMania in history.
In this scenario, reduction is radically more, and a scarcely eight-hour wrestling uncover is probably guaranteed to drag during some points, that will harm a peculiarity of those matches due to a obtuse fan reaction. With WWE so vigilant on removing everybody on a card, it can mostly feel like a duty to watch WrestleMania, and that appears unfailing to sojourn loyal this year.