Flashy superstar entrances are synonymous with WrestleMania, and this year’s card was no different.
With that in mind, here is a sorted list of all 28 entrance times for the superstars who competed on the main card at WrestleMania 34.
For the majority of superstars, the way I time entrances is pretty much from the opening note of the superstar’s entrance music to the final note. The exceptions to this would be the wrestlers who received a special intro prior to their music playing, such as the “Yes” themed video package that led into Daniel Bryan’s entrance music. Those extra touches are included as part of the entrance time.
During a superstar’s entrance, WWE sometimes crams in extra things like quick plugs for sponsors or upcoming shows, as well as Raw recaps or introductions of commentary teams. Any occurrences like this will be listed in parentheses next to the wrestler’s name.
- 6m 59s: Undertaker
- 3m 48s: Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
- 3m 29s: Shinsuke Nakamura
- 3m 07s: Charlotte Flair
- 2m 59s: Roman Reigns
- 2m 54s: Cesaro & Sheamus
- 2m 51s: New Day
- 2m 38s: Daniel Bryan
- 2m 38s: The Miz (Spanish & German commentators)
- 2m 29s: Jinder Mahal (International commentators)
- 2m 06s: Finn Balor
- 1m 59s: Asuka (Rocket League)
- 1m 59s: Alexa Bliss (Hulu)
- 1m 55s: AJ Styles (WWE Virtual Reality Experience)
- 1m 55s: Braun Strowman
- 1m 54s: Rusev
- 1m 50s: Randy Orton (Snickers)
- 1m 47s: John Cena
- 1m 45s: Ronda Rousey
- 1m 31s: Seth Rollins (Raw commentators)
- 1m 28s: Bludgeon Brothers (Fastlane video recap)
- 1m 25s: Brock Lesnar
- 1m 24s: Kurt Angle
- 1m 11s: Shane McMahon
- 1m 03s: Bobby Roode
- 1m 01s: The Usos
- 0m 55s: Nia Jax
- 0m 15s: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
These 28 entrance times add up to 61 minutes and 15 seconds, which essentially means you spent over an hour of your time at WrestleMania 34 watching wrestlers walk or drive down a stage and then pose in the ring.
Triple H continued his dominance over his opponents when it comes to WrestleMania entrances, as his entrance time at WrestleMania 34 was greater than the sum of the individual entrances for his opponents, Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle.
These numbers do not include Goldberg’s entrance music, which played for roughly 1m 19s during the on-stage Hall of Fame segment.
For some context, I timed all wrestler entrances on pay-per-view (PPV) in 2014 and concluded that roughly 13% of all PPV time that year was spent on entrances. For WrestleMania 34, that percentage spiked into the neighborhood of 20%.
I also timed the dedicated video packages that aired prior to six major matches of the night. These hype videos air right before superstar entrances, so there is no overlap with the aforementioned entrance times. Here are the approximate times for these six video packages.
- 5m 10s: Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn
- 4m 55s: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
- 4m 46s: Rousey & Angle vs. Stephanie & Triple H
- 3m 42s: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- 3m 33s: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
- 3m 26s: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
These six times add up to 25 minutes and 32 seconds.
Are you cool with WWE spending close to 90 minutes of your WrestleMania viewing experience on over-the-top entrances and dedicated video packages for a handful of matches, or do you think WWE is getting carried away with this particular aspect of the show?