Why NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Might Overshadow WrestleMania 34
It’s a foregone inevitability these days that NXT: TakeOvers will leave fans saying “Wow, good luck topping that…WWE Sunday Night PPV.” Ever since TakeOvers became a regular thing before WWE’s Big Four PPV events, they’ve been the shorter, better-paced, better-booked shows. And TakeOver: New Orleans was no exception. It left viewers wondering how WrestleMania 34 could ever top the thrills and chills it provided.
Now, no one’s saying WrestleMania 34 won’t have great matches or truly exceptional moments. There are plenty of bouts to look forward to, along with the hotly-anitipated return to the ring by Daniel Bryan. It’s going to be seven hours long though. That the two hour pre-show, which will contain two big Battle Royals and the Cruiserweight match, and then a five-hour main show. WrestleMania definitely plays the quantity game. Not just in length, but everyone on the two-brand roster (save for possible a few stragglers) will be on the show. It’s not just focused on the most important stories. Everyone gets a seat at the table.