WrestleMania 37 was the 37th annual WrestleMania pay-per-view professional wrestling and WWE Network event produced by WWE for its Raw and SmackDown brand divisions; Unlike WrestleMania 36, it did not feature the NXT brand. The event took place as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Following the WWE Network’s merger with Peacock in the United States in March 2021, WrestleMania 37 became the first major WWE event where American subscribers could only stream the event through Peacock’s WWE Network channel. .
The event was originally scheduled for March 28, 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California; However, due to COVID-19 restrictions in California, WWE rescheduled and moved the event to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which was the originally planned venue for WrestleMania 36 before the pandemic forced the event to be relocated and held. behind closed doors in WWE. Performance Center in Orlando, Florida: In August 2020, Florida relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the event marked the first time WWE had received tickets for fans who attended an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit with limited capacity; The last WWE event to be ticketed for fans was NXT on March 11, 2020, just before pandemic-related restrictions went into effect. With limited capacity, WWE claimed to have sold out all available tickets and had an attendance of 25,675 spectators for each night, for a total of 51,350; However, this was disputed, with the actual number of tickets sold and the actual number of attendance being around 20% lower than WWE’s stated numbers for both nights.
The card consisted of fourteen games that were evenly divided between the two nights and, unlike in previous years, there were no games played in the Kickoff pre-show on either night. In the main event on Night 1, Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. This was the first time that two African-Americans headlined WrestleMania, as well as the second time that women headlined the event after WrestleMania 35. Other notable matches saw Bad Bunny and Damian Priest defeat The Miz and John Morrison, Braun Strowman defeated Shane. McMahon in a Steel Cage fight, AJ Styles and Omos defeated The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) to win the Raw Couples Championship, which was Omos’s debut in the ring and also made Styles the 32nd WWE Triple Crown Champion and 22nd Grand Slam Champion, and in the opening bout, Bobby Lashley defeated Drew McIntyre via technical submission to retain the WWE Championship. In the main event on Night 2, Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan and Edge in a triple threat match to retain the Universal Championship. In other featured matches, Apollo Crews defeated Big E in a Nigerian drum match to win the Intercontinental Championship, Sheamus defeated Riddle to win the United States Championship, Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka to win the Raw Women’s Championship, and in the opening fight, Randy Orton. defeated The Fiend.
This was the first WrestleMania since 2003 that did not feature John Cena in any capacity and the first since 2012 that did not feature Brock Lesnar. This was also the first WrestleMania since 1988 to not feature at least one of the following as a competitor in the ring: Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and Triple H, although the latter appeared on stage at the beginning of Night 1 to welcome back. the fans. back. The event was also the first WrestleMania since 2010 to have an on-screen appearance from WWE President and CEO Vince McMahon, who opened the event to welcome fans to WrestleMania and welcome them to a WWE event. for the first time. in more than a year.
|Date||April 10–11, 2021|
|Venue||Raymond James Stadium|
|Attendance||Night 1: 25,675[a]
Night 2: 25,675[a]
Combined: 51,350[a] (disputed)
|Tagline(s)||Back in Business!|
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