WrestleMania is the grandest sports-entertainment spectacular of the year, but Sunday’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it incarnation of the event left many fans wondering if its duration is just too darn short.
Upon the completion of the main event — a mere nine hours and 48 minutes after the event’s opening bell — fans erupted into a chant of “That was too short (clap-clap-clapclapclap.”
An online petition has already gained thousands of signature from attendees demanding refunds, claiming the show was “clearly rushed” and “ended much sooner than anyone anticipated.”
Fans unanimously expected a much more comprehensive day of sports-entertainment, but were instead given only a pre-pre show, a pre-kickoff show, a kickoff show, a kickoff post-show, and the WrestleMania show itself.
“Lame,” said one fan leaving the MetLife Stadium following the 2am main event. “Guess I didn’t have to bring a toothbrush and change of clothes after all.”
Fans in attendance were also vocally angry over lighting in the MetLife
Silverdome Center Stadium, which they deemed not bright enough.