F4Wonline has reported the planned times allotted for all matches booked for WrestleMania 29.
The problem with a supercard such as the ones we see at WrestleMania each year is that it's difficult to find the time to allow each talent to give a substantial performance.
From what F4Wonline is reporting (via wrestlinginc.com), no matches will be plagued with the 'seven-minute treatment' (see Punk vs. Mysterio at WrestleMania 26, among others).
The times for each match (not including time for entrances) are listed below in ascending order:
- Chris Jericho vs. Fandango – 10 minutes
- Ryback vs. Mark Henry – 12 minutes
- Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston – 12 to 15 minutes
- The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show – 15 minutes
- Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio – 15 minutes
- CM Punk vs. The Undertaker – 20 minutes
- Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar – 20 to 30 minutes
- The Rock vs. John Cena – 25 to 30 minutes
Since plans change so rapidly, don’t be shocked to see the event pan out differently.
However, if the report is accurate, fans both have blessings and concerns.
It's good to see the tag team title match last more than a few minutes, as the 12 minute mark should be enough time for the stars involved to tell a full story.
Jericho vs. Fandango only going 10 minutes is a little strange, though. Perhaps WWE isn't confident in Fandango's ability to perform for a longer amount of time given he's debuting on such a grand scale.
However, with Jericho being one of the company's best performers, 10 minutes feels like under-utilization of his talents.
It's also no surprise that Rock vs. Cena II is given the greatest amount of time, but Rock has struggled to keep up in the past. His match with Punk at Elimination Chamber was 21 minutes and was resthold heavy.
CM Punk vs. Undertaker getting the smallest amount of time out of the big three matches is also a little disappointing.
It does make sense though, as The Phenom is getting old, and these two expert performers could certainly steal the show in 20 minutes.
You'll also notice that the eight man tag involving Team Rhodes Scholars, Brodus Clay and Tensai isn't on the list, which probably means it'll be short.
What do you think? Should some matches get more or less time? Or is everything as it should be. Let us know in the comments section below.
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