Interesting statistic reveals that WWE have a WrestleMania format

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An interesting statistic has been revealed which shows that WWE seem to follow a certain format whenever they are booking the pay-per-view event following WrestleMania. 

It seems that the loser of the second or third match on the WrestleMania card then goes on to fight for the WWE Championship at the following pay-per-view. 

It seems that this trend began back at WrestleMania 29 when Ryback was defeated by Mark Henry and then went on to fight for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules. 'The Big Guy' faced John Cena in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship that year.


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This then continued at WrestleMania 30 when Kane teamed up with The New Age Outlaws and was defeated by The Shield, only to be handed a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules. 

Seth Rollins was defeated by Randy Orton at WrestleMania 31 before he then cashed in his Money in the Bank Briefcase, won the Championship and then fought against Randy Orton again for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. 

This year continues to follow the trend after AJ Styles was defeated by Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 32 and has now been handed the opportunity at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at this years Payback. 

Obviously WWE have switched this years Payback event to put it into the place of Exteme Rules, which means that this trend has definitely continued. 


It is currently unknown whether or not WWE are aware that they are following a certain format when it comes to booking Extreme Rules/Payback after WrestleMania, or whether this has just become the pay-per-view where they open up the title picture and allow many other superstars an opportunity that they wouldn't have usually got otherwise. 

It is unlikely that this will continue into WrestleMania 33 now that WWE have been made aware of it, but it will be interesting to see how WWE shake it up. 

It is strange that this format has been allowed to continue for four years, but it would be a good stat to look at in a few years time to see if WWE have subconsciously allowed it to continue any further than this. 

Do you think WWE do this on purpose? Or is it a complete coincidence? Have YOUR say in the comment section below!

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