The Raw after WrestleMania was once a very special event. New superstars would debut. Surprises were the order of the day. A wild crowd always contributed to the crazy atmosphere for the show as well. Things just haven’t been the same recently.

The WWE Universe may be feeling some fatigue. WWE has the Hall of Fame booked for Friday night. On Saturday, there is a full NXT Stand and Deliver event plus WrestleMania night one. Night two goes down on Sunday. Raw is the following night. Even WrestleMania itself doesn’t look likely to sell out.

That makes for approximately 15 hours of WWE programming for fans who make the trip to Dallas. Even the most hardcore superfan would have trouble keeping up. Ticket sales have reflected that reality. Dave Meltzer talked about the situation with the Raw after WrestleMania on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, and things don’t look great.

“The Raw after Mania, that used to be like a five-minute sellout. It was about… More than half the tickets were sold, but not much more. I don’t know how many of them went to scalpers. By past standards, the Raw after Mania ticket sales were very disappointing.


Maybe they will [have some debuts and surprises] again. There’s plenty of people they can debut.”

WWE has also been placing a renewed focus on increasing ticket sales for house shows. The upcoming Madison Square Garden event was heavily hyped on last night’s Raw. We will see if WWE can fill the stands for five events in the same city over three days.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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