WWE will hold a two-night WrestleMania event this year. They have a lot to run down before the show of shows and that could give them extra time for a kickoff show.
The company is listing the event on traditional pay-per-view. This also came with the first start-time we saw for the kickoff show, which is 6:30 PM The main show doesn’t start until 8:00 PM.
Since each night of the broadcast is listed to start at 6:30 PM EST, and Peacock lists the show at 8:00 PM EST, then this likely means we’re looking at an hour-and-a-half kickoff show.
WWE will need to give fans extra time to file into Raymond James Stadium and get to their seats. This needs to happen during the kickoff show so the event can start with fans ready for action. We will have to see if WWE adds a match or two to those kickoff shows as they have in the past.