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The ultimate fan’s guide to WrestleMania 37 in Tampa, Florida

WrestleMania 37 would be the first accessible to watch on the Peacock streaming service.

TAMPA, Fla. — For the primary time since its inception in 1985, WWE’s WrestleMania is coming to Tampa! It’s a year late due to COVID-19, and Raymond James Stadium nonetheless will not be full. But that will not make WrestleMania any much less of a sports activities leisure extravaganza!

If you may have a ticket to the present, otherwise you simply need to try among the experiences, 10 Tampa Bay is right here to guide you thru a jam-packed WrestleMania weekend.

The fundamentals

WrestleMania 37 will happen over two nights, April 10 and 11. This is the second year in a row — and the second-ever — that WWE has expanded the occasion to a number of nights. About 25,000 followers will probably be there at Raymond James Stadium for every evening. That’s comparable to the gang we noticed at Super Bowl LV in February.

The official “hosts” for this year’s WrestleMania each have sturdy Tampa connections. Hulk Hogan, arguably essentially the most well-known residing professional wrestler in North America, grew up in South Tampa and lives in Pinellas County. Former WWE Tag Team Champion Titus O’Neil has lived in Tampa for numerous years and is well-known for his charity work in the group.

The matches

As anticipated, WrestleMania 37 has fairly a packed card! A celeb steps into the ring on evening one, as rapper Bad Bunny groups with Damian Priest to tackle The Miz and John Morrison.

Night one additionally features a double essential occasion of title matches. Sasha Banks will defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship in opposition to Bianca Belair, whereas WWE Champion Bobby Lashley places his title on the road in opposition to proud Tampa resident Drew McIntyre.

The second evening is loaded with 5 championship matches. The essential occasion options three of WWE’s high stars — Roman Reigns, Edge and Daniel Bryan — in a triple menace match for Reigns’ Universal Championship. The Raw Women’s, Intercontinental, United States and Women’s Tag Team titles may even be determined.

The firsts

WrestleMania 37 is scoring factors for variety. When Banks and Belair face off on evening one, they’re going to change into the primary Black girls to have a one-on-one championship match at a WrestleMania. (Jazz participated in three-way title matches at WrestleManias 18 and 19.)

Hogan and O’Neil are the primary pair to co-host WrestleMania. Several earlier occasions have gone on with one host, together with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski final year.

April 10 and 11 are the most recent dates ever for a WrestleMania. The newest prior to this year was WrestleMania 34, held on April 8, 2018.

WrestleMania 37 would be the first accessible to watch on the Peacock streaming service. WWE moved its community and its video library to Peacock final month. It’s accessible there and on pay-per-view, if you cannot make it to Raymond James Stadium.

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