Bruce Prichard Breaks Down The “Catch-22” Of WrestleMania

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Bruce Prichard has explained why booking WrestleMania can be such a difficult task.

As WrestleMania has grown it’s become a weird kind of WWE New Year. The vast majority of the company’s biggest stories come to a climax at the event while seeds are often planted during this period for the major stories that will dominate television for the next 12 months.

However, this means that when stories don’t come to a ‘logical’ conclusion at WrestleMania, a fan backlash is somewhat inevitable. This was highlighted at WrestleMania 39 when Cody Rhodes failed to “finish the story” and Roman Reigns retained the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.

Reigns’ next move remains unclear, but Rhodes has since entered a rivalry with Brock Lesnar, which some have suggested will eventually lead him back to the Tribal Chief at WrestleMania 40.

“People Look At WrestleMania In Different Ways” – Bruce Prichard

Speaking on his Something to Wrestle podcast, WWE Executive Prichard explained how it can be challenging to juggle all these factors.

“Different people look at WrestleMania in different ways. Some people look at it as the end. Some people look at it as the beginning. So, there’s a lot of both. You try to have that variety where you’re not just ending stories, but you’re starting new ones, and that’s that fine line that you have to walk to make sure that, ‘Alright, you’re gonna build something up for the big climax, and we also have to build something up for the first one where you want to see a lot more of that going further.’ So it’s a Catch-22,”

Roman Reigns is set to return to WWE television on the May 12th episode of SmackDown in what will be his first appearance since WrestleMania.

Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes is set for another showdown with Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions after pinning The Beast at Backlash.

H/t to Fightful