Everything You Need to Know About Wrestlemania 37 Before Royal Rumble
“When is WWE Wrestlemania 37 going to be held? Will, there be a virtual audience, or will WWE going to allow fans in the arena while maintaining Covid-19 protocols?”
Once the new year begins, the preparation for WWE’s grand event, namely Wrestlemania, kicks in as well. Officially, the WWE road to Wrestlemania starts right after Royal Rumble’s winner in the last week of January is declared. However, plans such as setting up the matches, rivalries, surprise returns, tickets. Most importantly, venues are decided long before. In 2021, Wrestlemania 37 will brace our tv screens on the USA’s pay per view and various channels across the globe.
This article will aim to answer all the questions and rumors related to Wrestlemania 37 and how 2021’s Royal Rumble will impact the matches and rivalries in the months leading up to the main event.
When and Where to Watch WrestleMania 37
The Royal Rumble 2020 had everything lined up perfectly. We saw Edge return after a decade long injury lay-off. Moreover, Drew Mcintyre was destined to have his fairytale ending after winning the Royal Rumble match, where he was due to face The Beast Brock Lesnar in front of 80,000+ fans on 5th April 2020, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
But every plan went down the drain once Covid-19 wreaked havoc across the USA. WWE was forced to hold the event across two nights at their performance center in Azalea Park, Florida, behind closed doors. However, since WWE had upgraded to allowing virtual audience and fans to watch the matches of RAW, Smackdown, and various PPV.
Originally the entire spectacle was supposed to occur at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. However, now WWE Wrestlemania 37 is going to be held at the same Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, where the last year’s event was supposed to occur on 28th March 2021. It is the official Wrestlemania date until WWE decides to change the plans.
Note: WWE has just announced the official dates for Wrestlemania 37. It will be a two-night affair that will happen on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
WWE WrestleMania 37: TV and Live Stream Coverage So Far
Additionally, things are not clear whether fans will be allowed to witness the matches at the arena, but those sitting at home worldwide will be able to watch the event on wrestling pay-per-view and the WWE Network, which WWE will produce themselves.
You will be able to watch Wrestlemania full show from the sources mentioned above. Moreover, WWE Wrestlemania’s start time will be at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT.
Furthermore, much like the last few years, WWE will arrange the Pre-Show event for two hours. The WWE streams the proceeding and makes it available for free for every fan on the official Youtube channel of WWE. Everything will bring the real wrestling attitude out of the fans and superstars alike.
The information is not final as things will continue to change as the date for WWE Wrestlemania 37 comes close. Meanwhile, you can watch WWE Smackdown and RAW weekly and follow this blog to learn more about the event.
What are the Rumors Surrounding the Wrestlemania 37 Event?
Becoming part of the main event of Wrestlemania is a lifelong dream of every WWE superstar. Some succeed and become legends and Hall of Famers such as Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, and the Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Currently, Drew Mcintyre is the WWE Champion representing RAW. Whereas Roman Reigns holds Smackdown’s WWE Universal Championship.
The 4th January edition of RAW saw the return of several legends, including Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. However, the most impact was caused by Goldberg’s comeback, who confronted and openly challenged Drew Mcintyre for the title at the Royal Rumble.
Though it is unclear whether there will be a continued rivalry between the champ and the legend, there is a rumor that both will continue to build the feud till Wrestlemania 37. There is also the chance of this year’s Royal Rumble winner picking the WWE Champ as his sole rival for the main event at WM37.
As for the Universal Champion, the latest Roman Reigns news is that his heel turn has not caused a stir amongst the fans. Moreover, his rivalry with Kevin Owens was not what the fans expected. It is why Daniel Bryan is subjected to have a championship run after the match with Reigns at mania. Everyone loves an underdog story, and WWE aims to achieve precisely that by pitting Bryan against the heavyweight WWE wrestler Roman Reigns.
WrestleMania 37: Main Card
Here is the list of rumored main event matches we are expecting should happen at Wrestlemania 37:
• Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Goldberg for the Raw’s WWE Championship
• Roman Reigns (c) vs. Daniel Bryan for the Smackdown’s WWE Universal Championship
• Asuka (c) vs. Charlotte Flair for Raw’s Women’s Championship
• Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bayley for becoming the SmackDown Champion in the Women’s division
There is also a chance of The Miz cashing in his newly acquired Money in the Bank briefcase. He could also challenge the current champion from any brand at WM37 in a full match. Additionally, there is a chance of Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend returning to get his revenge against Randy Orton at the grandest stage of them all!
For the tag team titles, Raw’sThe Hurt Business, namely Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander, is expected to carry the titles until the event and remain the holders. Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler recently won the Smackdown tag team belts and should have a long run as the brand’s resident champion tag team.
Everything You Need to Know about Royal Rumble 2021:
Royal Rumble is arguably the biggest event of the year besides Wrestlemania. The 30-man Royal Rumble match itself can pump the adrenaline of every fan watching. In the past, we had seen legends and injured stars become a part of the proceeding.
Moreover, in 2020, the Rated-R superstar Edge finally returned after 9 years, caused a stir. They briefly reunited the Rated-RKO team with Randy Orton. Last year, we saw Drew McIntyre and Charlotte Flair winning their respective RR matches, which were a feast to behold.
The Favorites to Win Royal Rumble 2021
This year plenty of new and old faces will become a part of Men and Women’s battle royal matches. Though the entire roster isn’t final, the likes of Daniel Bryan and Bobby Lashley are favorites to win the match and headline Wrestlemania 37. Charlotte Flair is the strong candidate to win this year’s Women’s, Royal Rumble, making it two in two years.
The event will be available on the WWE Network via live stream. Moreover, the Tropicana Field in Florida will play the event’s host on Sunday, 31st January. Much like all PPV events, the two-hour Royal Rumble kickoff show will also occur before Royal Rumble 2021.
WWE Wrestlemania is the Olympics or the World Cup event for professional wrestling. WWE spends a hefty amount each year for the fans’ convenience, making the event attractive and entertaining. 2021’s WWE Wrestlemania 37 will be unique like none other as it may bring virtual audiences to the arena.
Fans were left a bit dejected once the plans for Wrestlemania 36 were foiled by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the top wrestling organization is looking to make amends and prevent the catastrophe of 2020 behind them.
Despite everything, the match card looks promising. Moreover, lots of familiar faces will get another chance at glory on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2021 . Moreover, the rivalries look promising, and we are in store for an action-packed night at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.