As explained in my first “Earning Your Spot” post, here is the time breakdown for WWE’s Main Event from Wednesday, April 10th.
Anyone who follows wrestling news on the Internet probably has read at least one story dealing with the resentment felt by a member of the WWE’s regular roster toward the “part-timers” such as the Rock, Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and, to a lesser degree, the Undertaker, regarding their roles at Wrestlemania 29. The argument (voiced most recently by Dolph Ziggler, I believe), is that the individuals who show up every week are the foundation of the company and that their work should be rewarded by a prominent spot on the Wrestlemania card. Instead, you have guys like Rock, Lesnar, Triple H, and the Undertaker who are absent the majority of the year but end up in each of the three main events. Regardless of what I believe in terms of whether that’s right or wrong, it did make me wonder who, if you went by TV time since the preceding year, “deserved” to be on the card and how prominent that spot should be. So I decided to figure it out for next year’s Wrestlemania.