Over the past few months, WWE has been betting heavily on the rivalry between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. The two clashed at Crown Jewel, with the 'Tribal Chief' coming out victorious thanks also to the fundamental help of Jey and Jimmy Uso.
The Stamford federation has already announced that Brock and Roman will face off again on Day 1, the pay-per-view that will be staged on January 1, 2022. Although there are still several months to go, the focus is already on WrestleMania.
The 38th edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals' will take place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on April 3 and 4, 2022. In order to sell tickets faster, Vince McMahon's company has launched a special offer, guaranteeing fans a fourth free ticket if they buy three at the same time.
In the latest edition of his podcast, former WWE manager Jim Cornette expressed his skepticism towards this initiative.
Jim Cornette on WrestleMania 38
"WWE is continuing the tradition of hosting WrestleMania in the same stadium for two nights in a row.
We are talking about 200,000 tickets, I don't know if I understand the idea. WWE executives want to make WrestleMania a regular destination for travelers every year by putting on a gigantic and sometimes over-the-top show.
I think the duration of WrestleMania is excessive, to say the least. The problem of filling the same stadium for two consecutive nights is not related to the city. It doesn't matter whether it's Dallas, New York, Los Angeles or Hong Kong, it's very difficult to fill the same stadium in the same city twice in a row.
Will they find 200,000 people willing to pay for a ticket for two nights? It is not easy for anyone. Maybe the Rolling Stones could do it” - Cornette analyzed with his usual lucidity. The effects of the global pandemic have also hit WWE, forcing the company to release a ton of superstars over the past year and a half.
Famous names like Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Mickie James, Andrade and Bray Wyatt also had to pack. At the same time, AEW signed CM Punk and Bryan Danielson. As per a report from Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio, the ticket sales for WrestleMania 38 haven't lived up to expectations just yet (H/T Wrestlingnews.
co). “Mania tickets, I don’t have a number but you could tell from the push really hard and everything like that [that they are] far far far far far from a sellout. I didn’t expect it would be this quick. The first time they went to AT&T Stadium, it actually didn’t sell out until a week out and that was for one show…I know that the number was lower than they expected."