Pro wrestling is finally starting to come out of its Covid-19 slumber and is slowly coming back to the four corner mat. This weekend, World Wrestling Entertainment, better known as WWE, is holding its biggest event of the year: Wrestlemania 37.
In many ways, this is a turning point for the WWE, which had to make tons of changes after the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The organization stopped holding live matches in cities around the world, and instead started taping TV shows and PPV events in fixed locations in Florida, without an audience in the seats. That may finally begin to change, at least a little, for Wrestlemania 37.
So what’s expected to be shown at the biggest PPV event of the year? Here’s everything you need to know about Wrestlemania 37. If you live in the US, you can go ahead and sign up for the Peacock Premium streaming service below so you can be ready to watch the show ahead of time.
What is Wrestlemania 37?
This is the annual multi-match event that is usually the biggest on the calendar for the WWE organization. It has the biggest matches of the year and generally concludes a number of storylines from the WWE’s TV shows Raw and Smackdown, while also launching new storylines.
When is Wrestlemania 37?
The event is being held over two nights: Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11. The show begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time on both nights. Unlike last year’s Wrestlemania 36, which was taped before it was shown, this year’s event will be streamed live.
Where is the event being held this year?
WWE will hold the event at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. For the first time since the Covid-19 lockdowns began in March 2020, the WWE is allowing fans to buy tickets to watch Wrestlemania 37 in the stands. About 25,000 fans will attend, and all will have to obey strict Covid-19 rules, including the wearing of masks and temperature checks.
How can I watch Wrestlemania 37?
If you live in the US, you can watch the event live on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service. WWE recently signed a deal to transfer all of its streaming content to Peacock for its US audiences, including all PPV events like Wrestlemania. You will have to sign up and pay for the service’s Peacock Premium tier to watch the event. It normally costs $4.99 a month with ads or $9.99 a month without ads.
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However, the service is offering a special deal for new subscribers. Before the end of the day on April 9, you can get Peacock Premium for four months, with ads, for just $9.99. That’s a 50% discount from its normal rate. Just type in the promo code PEACOCKMANIA at checkout to get the discount.
Keep in mind that Peacock also offers a ton of classic and current TV shows and movies to stream besides its WWE content. It’s the exclusive US streaming home for the US version of The Office, along with Parks and Recreation and many others.
If you live outside the US, you can still watch Wrestlemania 37 by signing up to the WWE Network.
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What wrestlers and matches will be held at the event?
While the card can change at the last minute, here’s the current list of the matches and wrestlers that are scheduled to be inside the four corners at Wrestlemania 37:
Night 1: Saturday, April 10
- WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
- Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day vs. AJ Styles and Omos
- Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs. The Miz and John Morrison
- Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
- Tag Team Turmoil: The Riott Squad vs. Lana and Naomi vs. Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose vs. Natalya and Tamina Snuka
Night 2: Sunday, April 11
- Triple Threat Match for the Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Edge
- Raw Women’s Championship Match: Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
- Randy Orton vs. The Fiend
- Nigerian Drum Fight for the Intercontinental Championship: Big E vs. Apollo Crews
- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- United States Championship Match: Riddle vs. Sheamus
- Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. winners of Night 1’s Tag Team Turmoil match
In addition, continuing WWE’s tradition of stunt casting at this particular event, YouTube celebrity Logan Paul will reportedly appear in some capacity at Wrestlemania 37.
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