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‘WrestleMania 32’ Breakdown: WWE’s Biggest Night, Minute By Minute

How long was the Undertaker’s entrance? What was the longest match? And when did the Rock stop talking? We counted it all

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The Raw Breakdown Project is an examination of WWE’s Monday night show from a designer’s perspective. Each week, I track appearances, matches, segments and whatever else I find interesting and/or amusing, then compile my results in an infograph.

For this special WrestleMania Breakdown, I clocked the Kickoff Show and the big event itself. From Renee Young’s first appearance to Roman Reigns’ final victory lap around the ring, it was a lot. Here’s a brief explanation of what was tracked last night.

Kickoff Show

Preshow Panel: Any time the camera is focused on Renee Young, Lita, Booker T, Corey Graves, Cathy Kelley or Tom Phillips.

Video Packages: Any and all packages promoting the card, or recapping the Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Focus on Ringside Team: Any time the camera is focused Jerry Lawler, Byron Saxton and Mauro Ranallo.

In-Ring Action: The matches – can be scheduled or impromptu. Must have a referee present. Timer starts when/if the first entrance music hits, and ends when the camera cuts to the next segment. If the match is already in progress when we return from commercial, the timer will start then. Match timer is paused for commercial breaks.

In-Ring Segment: Any non-match segment that occurs in ring. Promos before matches do not count (as they are considered part of the match segment). If there is a promo that results in a match, the segments are counted separately. 

Backstage: Anything that happens backstage or “off-site.” 

Recaps: I only time recaps when they are separate from the segment at hand. Last night, the only recap I counted was the panel covering League of Nations’ attack on New Day a few weeks ago. I consider the recaps within segments (the ones relevant to the one at hand) as part of the segment.

Commercials: Self explanatory.

‘WrestleMania 32’

Focus on Ringside Team: Any time the camera is focused on Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and JBL.

Video Packages: Any and all video packages promoting the card, or recapping the Hall of Fame Ceremony.

In-Ring Action: The matches – can be scheduled or impromptu. Must have a referee present. Timer starts when/if the first entrance music hits, and ends when the camera cuts to the next segment. If the match is already in progress when we return from commercial, the timer will start then. Match timer is paused for commercial breaks.

In-Ring Segment: Any non-match segment that occurs in ring. Promos before matches do not count (as they are considered part of the match segment). If there is a promo that results in a match, the segments are counted separately. 

Backstage: Anything that happens backstage or “off-site.” 

Recaps: I only time recaps when they are separate from the segment at hand. During ‘Mania, I only counted the recap of Lita announcing the Women’s Championship on the Kickoff Show before the Triple Threat. I consider the recaps within segments (the ones relevant to the one at hand) as part of the segment.

Commercials: Self explanatory. Yes, I counted the Snickers commercial.

Got it? Good. Here’s my WrestleMania 32 Breakdown:

Disclaimer: All times are approximate. Times do not equal 100 percent.

You can view more of my weekly Raw Breakdowns at Rawbreakdownproject.com, and follow me on Twitter @makeitloud.

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