Backstage Update On The Future Of WWE 2-Night WrestleManias

WrestleMania has been a two-nighter since 2020, but for how much longer will this continue?

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Two-night WrestleManias aren't going anywhere.

Per Dave Meltzer on Sunday Night's Main Event, WWE plans on keeping its latest 'Show of Shows' tradition going for the foreseeable future, having run its biggest event of the year across two days since the COVID-19 pandemic's onset forced it into an empty Performance Center for 'Mania 36 in 2020.

Meltzer stated that the first step in WWE's decision-making process was to monitor ticket sales. While WrestleMania 38's two days are yet to sell out (and the numbers aren't "gigantic"), the numbers appear to be satisfactory thus far.


By the latest estimates, WWE had shifted 56,076 of 62.284 tickets made available for WrestleMania 38's first night (2 April) and 58,022 of 63,438 for the second (3 April). Wrestling history tells us that the market leaders will likely claim a sell-out even if it doesn't hit those top-end numbers.

Continuing, Meltzer stated that while WWE may end up changing their mind, he had been given the impression that two-night 'Manias were set to continue.


WrestleMania 38 will be the third two-night 'Showcase of the Immortals' in as many years - and the first without some form of crowd restrictions since the pandemic kicked in in March 2020.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.