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WrestleMania 28 featured just eight matches, and yet, only three of those bouts lasted lasted more than 11 minutes, with one of those (Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan) going just 18 seconds.
So, if WrestleMania 29 features a whopping nine matches, then what does that mean for the show? Well, simply put, it means there are going to be three really long matches and six really short ones.
At WrestleMania 28, CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho lasted more than 22 minutes, and both The Rock vs. John Cena and The Undertaker vs. Triple H lasted more than 30 minutes. Expect to see something similar at WrestleMania 29.
The top three matches at this year's show are The Rock vs. Cena, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and Undertaker vs. Punk. In all likelihood, those three matches combined will take up close to half the show, going anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes a piece.
It's unfortunate that the WWE has booked so many matches on the WrestleMania 29 card, and it's a shame that some of those bouts will probably go less than five minutes while will most will go less than 10.
But we all know that the three "main events" are going to get a boatload of time, and when you take into consideration the elaborate entrances and all the video packages too, you realize that they're going to take up even more time.
If you're expecting to see Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger or the WWE Tag Team Championship match get 15 minutes, then curtail your expectations. It's simply not happening.