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March 8, 2004 Observer Newsletter: WrestleMania retrospective


With the 20th installment of the most famous wrestling spectacular of all time on the horizon, Wrestlemania has become a household term as pro wrestling’s equivalent of the Super Bowl. This year, Wrestlemania is booked for more than five hours of live events. The plan is to start with Heat at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Spike TV, with Mania starting at 7 p.m. The original five hour plan for the PPV itself has been modified. Wrestlemania is now booked from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., which really means the show is targeted to end at 11:15 p.m. (Although Vince McMahon in an interview with the Baltimore Sun said the show would end at 10:45 p.m.).

This is the first Mania without a strongly defined main event, and rather there are five matches that could all be labeled as the main event. It is believed they will end the show with the title matches to get over the belts as the main thing.

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