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WrestleMania 37 was the 37th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It was held as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It was the first WWE event to have ticketed fans in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic; the last events to have such fans were Elimination Chamber, Monday Night Raw, and NXT in March 2020, just before the pandemic took effect.

The event was originally scheduled to be held on March 28, 2021 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California; however, due to the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in California, it made it unlikely that the event could be held there with in-person spectators. Florida, however, lifted those restrictions, and WWE in turn pushed the date of the event back and moved it to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, which was the originally planned venue for WrestleMania 36 before the pandemic forced it to be relocated and held behind closed doors at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. As a result, it marked the first time WWE had ticketed fans in attendance for an event during the COVID-19 pandemic, though to a limited capacity; the last WWE event to have ticketed fans was NXT on March 11, 2020, just before pandemic-related restrictions took effect.

14 matches were contested at the event, with the matches being evenly divided across each night. In the main event for Night 1, Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks to win the SmackDown Women's Championship. This was the first time two African Americans headlined WrestleMania, as well as the second time women headlined the event after WrestleMania 35. Other prominent matches included Bad Bunny and Damian Priest defeating The Miz and John Morrison, Braun Strowman defeating Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match, A.J. Styles and Omos defeating The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) to win the Raw Tag Team Championship (which was Omos' in-ring debut and also made Styles WWE's 32nd Triple Crown Champion and 22nd Grand Slam Champion), and Bobby Lashley defeating Drew McIntyre by technical submission to retain the WWE Championship in the opening bout. In the main event for Night 2, Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan and Edge to retain the WWE Universal Championship. In other prominent matches, Apollo Crews defeated Big E in a Nigerian Drum Fight 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 Randy Orton defeated The Fiend in the opening bout.



WrestleMania is considered WWE's flagship event, having first been held in 1985. It is the longest-running professional wrestling event in history and is held annually between mid-March to mid-April. It was the first of WWE's original four pay-per-views, which includes Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series, dubbed the "Big Four". WrestleMania is ranked the sixth most valuable sports brand in the world by Forbes, and has been described as the Super Bowl of sports entertainment.

WrestleMania 37 was originally announced to be held in the city of Inglewood, California at SoFi Stadium on March 28, 2021, marketed as WrestleMania Hollywood. It would have been the first since WrestleMania 21 to be held in Greater Los Angeles, and the seventh held in the state of California (after 2, VII, XII, 2000, 21, and 31). However, on January 16, WWE officially confirmed that WrestleMania 37 would be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida—the originally planned venue for WrestleMania 36—as a two-night event on April 10 and 11, 2021. It will be the fifth WrestleMania to be held in the state of Florida (after XXIV, XXVIII, 33, and 36). WrestleMania 37 adopted much of the pirate-themed marketing originally used for WrestleMania 36, including having a similar logo. It will be the first WWE event to have ticketed fans in attendance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets were originally to go on sale on March 16, but got delayed. Pre-sale tickets were then available on March 18 before tickets went on sale the following day. Individual tickets for each night as well as two-night bundle packages are available, with a maximum capacity of 25,000 spectators for each night.

On January 25, 2021, WWE announced that the streaming service Peacock would become the exclusive distributor of the WWE Network in the United States as part of a new agreement with NBCUniversal, which airs Monday Night Raw and NXT on the USA Network. On March 18, the WWE Network became a premium channel under Peacock, with premium subscribers to the service receiving access to the WWE Network at no additional cost. WrestleMania 37 will be the first WrestleMania produced under this new agreement. After a brief transitional period, the standalone version of the American WWE Network will shut down on April 4, after which, it will only be available via Peacock, thus making WrestleMania 37 the first major WWE event in which U.S. subscribers can only stream the event via Peacock's WWE Network channel. These changes do not impact the WWE Network outside of the U.S., which maintain the standalone service distributed by WWE and its existing partners.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE suspended its touring arena shows in mid-March 2020, and moved its weekly broadcasts for the Raw and SmackDown brands, as well as pay-per-views, to their WWE Performance Center training facility in Orlando, Florida, with no outside spectators and only essential staff present. This included WrestleMania 36, which was the first pay-per-view to be affected by the pandemic. NXT continued to broadcast from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, but with similar limitations. In late August, WWE moved its programming for Raw and SmackDown to Orlando's Amway Center, using a new arena production billed as the "WWE ThunderDome" to display a virtual audience on LED displays around the ring, but still without outside spectators. In October, NXT moved to the Performance Center in a similar setup dubbed the Capitol Wrestling Center (which includes a small live audience), while in December, the ThunderDome relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In October 2020, it was reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE was relocating WrestleMania 37 to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida as present health orders and the state of the pandemic in California made it unlikely that the event could be held with in-person spectators on the originally-scheduled date. By contrast, Florida officially removed capacity limits for sporting events in late August, but local sports organizations have continued to voluntarily limit their capacity in accordance with CDC guidance. Rival promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has held tapings with spectators at Jacksonville's Daily's Place since late August 2020, at 15% of the venue's capacity. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) began admitting fans to its games at Raymond James Stadium in October, with a maximum capacity of 25%, while Super Bowl LV was hosted by the stadium on February 7, 2021 with an official attendance of 24,835 spectators.

On January 16, 2021, WWE officially announced that WrestleMania 37 would take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, and like WrestleMania 36, it would be a two-night event, held on April 10 and 11, 2021. WWE also confirmed that SoFi Stadium would instead host WrestleMania 39 in 2023, as 2022's WrestleMania 38 was scheduled for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Mayor of Tampa Jane Castor stated that the event would be "in true WWE fashion, the perfect comeback story and marks a clear indication that our beautiful city is poised to bounce back stronger than ever." Mayor of Inglewood James T. Butts Jr. welcomed WWE's decision to allow Tampa to "have their rightful WrestleMania moment". In an interview with TMZ Sports on January 19, WWE's Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon affirmed WWE's plan to have live fans in attendance at WrestleMania 37, stating that "hopefully, this will be the first opportunity for us to have our fans back in attendance." She also said that they would be watching how the NFL handled hosting the Super Bowl to learn logistically what does and does not work.

In February, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that WWE were planning to cap attendance at 30,000 spectators for each night, but later reported that the promotion were hoping for 45,000, if it could be approved by the city of Tampa. On March 17, the Tampa Bay Times confirmed that the capacity for each night would be 25,000 spectators and that attendees would be separated by pods with physical distancing in place. They also confirmed that the stadium would administer temperature checks and wellness screenings, that masks would be required and they would have free masks available, and any transactions would be paperless.

Broadcast outlets

On January 25, 2021, WWE announced that the streaming service Peacock would become the exclusive distributor of the WWE Network in the United States as part of a new agreement with NBCUniversal, which airs Monday Night Raw and NXT on the USA Network. On March 18, the WWE Network became a premium channel on Peacock, with premium subscribers to the service receiving access to the WWE Network at no additional cost. WrestleMania 37 will be the first WrestleMania produced under this new agreement. The two-night production will also be available on traditional pay-per-view.

Other WrestleMania Week events

As part of the WrestleMania festivities during the week of the event, WWE held a number of events throughout the week. WrestleMania 37 Week began with the April 5 episode of Raw. The 2021 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony then aired the following night on April 6. WWE's NXT brand held their major event, TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, on April 7 and 8. A special episode of NXT UK called "Prelude" also aired midday on April 8. On April 9, the night before WrestleMania 37 Night 1, WWE aired a special "WrestleMania Edition" of SmackDown. The episode featured the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Jey Uso and was previously held at WrestleMania itself (with the exception of WrestleMania 36, in which the match was canceled due to concerns over the pandemic). The week will be capped off by Stone Cold Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions podcast on the WWE Network, which will air immediately after WrestleMania 37 Night 2 and feature AEW's Chris Jericho for the first time on WWE programming in nearly three years. Raw will then air the following night, and finally, NXT will begin airing in its new Tuesday night slot.

Celebrity involvement

As is tradition at WrestleMania, celebrities from the entertainment field will take part in the event in various capacities. Pop singer Bebe Rexha will perform "America the Beautiful" prior to the show on Night 1, while country singer Ashland Craft will do the same for Night 2. Two celebrities will be directly involved in matches at the event. Rapper Bad Bunny will be wrestling in a tag team match, teaming with Damian Priest against The Miz and John Morrison, while YouTube personality, actor, and boxer Logan Paul will be the guest cornerman for Sami Zayn in his match against Kevin Owens. Additionally, two musical artists will perform the entrance themes for wrestlers' entrances live. Singer Ash Costello from the rock band New Year's Day will play Rhea Ripley's entrance theme, "This Is My Brutality," for Ripley's entrance for her Raw Women's Championship match against defending champion Asuka, while rapper Wale will do the same for Big E and his entrance theme "Feel The Power" for his Intercontinental Championship defense against Apollo Crews.


The event included matches that resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands, while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.

Immediately following WrestleMania XXVII in April 2011, Edge, who at the time held the now-defunct World Heavyweight Championship, was forced to retire and relinquish his title due to a severe neck injury; Edge was then inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. After nine years and two neck surgeries, Edge made his return as a surprise entrant at the 2020 Royal Rumble, making it to the final three. The following year, Edge declared his participation for the 2021 Royal Rumble, vowing to win the men's Royal Rumble match so he could go to WrestleMania 37 and become a world champion again, as he had never lost his world title. At the event on January 31, Edge entered the match at number one and went on to win as a Raw wrestler and earned himself a world championship match of his choice at WrestleMania 37. Over the next week, Edge appeared on Raw, NXT, and SmackDown, confronting each brand's world champion, but stated he would wait until after Elimination Chamber to make his decision. After SmackDown's Universal Champion Roman Reigns retained his title against Daniel Bryan at the event, Edge appeared and performed a Spear on Reigns. He then pointed to the WrestleMania sign, indicating that Edge had chosen to challenge Reigns for the Universal Championship, which was later confirmed. This came after Reigns demanded Edge to choose him, and after Reigns attacked Edge with a Spear on the February 19 episode of SmackDown. However, also around this time, Bryan began to pursue Reigns for a Universal Championship match and would mock Reigns for defending the title against him immediately after Bryan had won an Elimination Chamber match for an opportunity at the title. At Fastlane on March 21, Bryan challenged Reigns for the championship once again, with Edge acting as the special guest enforcer; Reigns won the match after Edge attacked both men with a steel chair. On the March 26 episode of SmackDown, WWE Official Adam Pearce announced that Reigns would defend the Universal Championship against Bryan and Edge in a triple threat match at WrestleMania.

At the Royal Rumble, SmackDown's Bianca Belair won the women's Royal Rumble match to earn herself a women's world championship match of her choice at WrestleMania 37. Belair discussed facing the three brands' champions over the next few weeks, but had primarily gotten involved in segments with SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks. Although Banks complimented Belair, she claimed that Belair was not the best as she did not have the SmackDown Women's Championship, playing off Belair's "EST" gimmick. On the February 26 episode of SmackDown, Belair decided that she would challenge Banks for the SmackDown Women's Championship at WrestleMania 37.

At Elimination Chamber, Drew McIntyre won Raw's Elimination Chamber match to retain the WWE Championship. Following the match, however, McIntyre was brutally attacked by Bobby Lashley, allowing The Miz to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract and win the title. As part of an agreement that Miz made with Lashley's Hurt Business manager MVP, Miz was scheduled to defend the championship against Lashley, who defeated Miz in a Lumberjack match to win the title on the March 1 episode of Raw. On the March 15 episode, Lashley claimed that he destroyed McIntyre at Elimination Chamber and would do it again at WrestleMania 37, confirming that Lashley would defend the title against McIntyre at the event. McIntyre came out and congratulated Lashley on becoming champion, noting how they both had a long road to winning the WWE Championship—16 years for Lashley and 17 years for McIntyre. However, McIntyre mocked Lashley, as McIntyre first won the championship at WrestleMania 36 by defeating Brock Lesnar, whereas Lashley won the championship by making an underhanded deal and defeating Miz on an episode of Raw. McIntyre then declared that he would win back the championship at WrestleMania. The following week, McIntyre defeated The Hurt Business' Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in a handicap match, barring Alexander and Benjamin from ringside during the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania.

Incensed at being left out of Raw's Elimination Chamber match, Braun Strowman took issue with WWE officials Shane McMahon and Adam Pearce. After a failed attempt to rectify things with Strowman, Shane then began to insult Strowman's intelligence. Strowman then challenged Shane to a match on the March 15 episode of Raw. The match, however, never officially started and the two instead brawled with Shane calling Strowman stupid. This led to a match being scheduled between the two at Fastlane. This match also did not take place due to Shane injuring his knee while training and he selected Elias as his replacement to face Strowman, who defeated Elias. The following night on Raw, Shane, along with Elias and Jaxson Ryker, continued to taunt Strowman, who came out and defeated Elias in a rematch. Following the match, Shane attacked Strowman with his crutch, revealing that Shane had feigned his injury. Shane then retreated, after which, Strowman challenged Shane to a match at WrestleMania 37 and Shane accepted.

At the Royal Rumble, The Miz attempted to persuade rapper Bad Bunny, who had performed his song "Booker T" at the event, to a deal to become a WWE superstar under his tutelage; however, Bad Bunny rejected the offer. Later during the Royal Rumble match, as Miz made his entrance, he destroyed Bad Bunny's DJ equipment. An irate Bad Bunny came out and distracted Miz, allowing Damian Priest to eliminate him. The following night on Raw, Bad Bunny was a guest on "Miz TV." The Miz apologized for his actions at the Royal Rumble, which Bad Bunny accepted; however, Bad Bunny did not apologize for his own actions and then stated that one of his dreams was to become a WWE wrestler, which Miz claimed he could help him with as a mentor, however, Bad Bunny rejected the offer. Bad Bunny then stated the only reason he was there was because his "friend" wanted to be on Miz TV, prompting Priest to come out, making his Raw debut. Priest then attacked Miz and defeated him in a match. Over the next few weeks, Miz and his tag team partner John Morrison would continue to constantly taunt Bad Bunny. On the March 23 episode of Raw, Miz challenged Bad Bunny to a match at WrestleMania 37. Following Miz's match, Bad Bunny attacked Miz and accepted.

At TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in December 2020, Randy Orton defeated The Fiend in a Firefly Inferno match. After the match, Orton doused The Fiend's lifeless body in gasoline and set him on fire. Following this incident, Alexa Bliss, who had aligned with The Fiend months earlier, began to haunt Orton on a weekly basis, including causing him to lose multiple matches. On the March 15 episode of Raw, Bliss challenged Orton to an intergender match at Fastlane, and Orton accepted in the hopes of ridding Bliss from his life. At Fastlane, Bliss defeated Orton, thanks to the return of The Fiend, who appeared very grotesque with charred skin. The following night on Raw, Orton attempted to summon The Fiend. Bliss appeared on the stage holding a jack-in-a-box signaling the return of The Fiend, after which, the lights went out. When they returned, The Fiend was standing in the ring. Orton performed an RKO on The Fiend, after which, Bliss walked to the ring to taunt Orton. The Fiend then rose to his feet and attacked Orton with a Sister Abigail. Bliss then pointed to the WrestleMania sign, signaling a challenge and it was later announced that The Fiend would face Orton at WrestleMania 37.

After failing to defeat Big E for the Intercontinental Championship in January, Apollo Crews turned heel and began to embrace his royal Nigerian roots, including speaking with a Nigerian accent. On the February 19 episode of SmackDown, after Crews' loss against Shinsuke Nakamura where Big E was on commentary, Crews attacked Nakamura after the match. Big E aided Nakamura, however, Crews attacked Big E with the steel steps, taking him out of action for a couple of weeks. At Fastlane, Big E defeated Crews to retain the title once again, after which, Crews viciously attacked Big E. On the March 26 episode of SmackDown, Crews pinned Big E in a six-man tag team match. Another match between the two for the title was subsequently set for WrestleMania 37. The following week, Crews changed the stipulation of the match to a Nigerian Drum Fight.


Night 1: WrestleMania Saturday

Preliminary matches

The actual pay-per-view opened with Vince McMahon welcoming the fans in attendance back to WrestleMania. This was then followed by Bebe Rexha performing "America the Beautiful". Shortly after, the event was put on hold for over 30 minutes due to inclement weather, marking the first ever weather delay in WrestleMania history. During this time, various wrestlers were interviewed about their respective matches. The event eventually resumed with hosts Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil coming out to hype up the crowd.

The first match saw Bobby Lashley (accompanied by MVP) defended the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre. In the closing moments, McIntyre perfomed three Future Shock DDT for a nearfall. As McIntyre went for the Claymore Kick, MVP caused a distraction and Lashley too advantage to counter and apply the Hurt Lock in McIntyre. McIntyre was able to escape, however, Lashley still held on and McIntyre passed out, thus Lashley retained the title.

Next, the tag team turmoil match was contested where the winners would face Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship on Night 2. Naomi and Lana and Carmella and Billie Kay started the match. Carmella and Billie worked together and eliminated Naomi and Lana with an assisted pinfall. The Riott Squad entered next. They quickly eliminated Carmella and Billie with a gutbuster/back stomp combination. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke entered next. The Riott Squad eliminated Dana and Mandy with Liv Morgan eliminating Dana with an inside cradle. The final team to enter was Natalya and Tamina Snuka. Natalya and Tamina won after Tamina pinned Liv after a Superfly Splash to earn the tag title match the following night.

After that, Cesaro faced Seth Rollins. As Rollins went for The Stomp, Cesaro countered with the Cesaro Swing and locked in The Sharpshooter, however, Rollins countered. Cesaro performed a Neutralizer on Rollins for a nearfall. As Cesaro attempted another Neutralizer, Rollins countered into the Pedigree for a nearfall. As Rollins went for The Stomp a second time, Cesaro caught Rollins in mid-air with an uppercut. Cesaro then spun Rollins with the UFO and the Cesaro Swing before performing a second Neutralizer on Rollins to win the match.

In the fourth match, The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) defended the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship against AJ Styles and his bodyguard Omos. This match marked Omos' in-ring debut. Woods and Kingston neutralized Styles to keep him from tagging in Omos. Styles eventually tagged in Omos, who dominated Woods and Kingston. In the end, Styles performed the Phenomenonal Forearm on Woods and Omos performed a Powerbomb on Kingston and pinned him with one foot to win the titles.

Next, Braun Strowman faced Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match. Before Strowman could enter the cage, Elias and Jaxson Ryker attacked Strowmans leg with steel chairs before the match. Shane performed the Coast to Coast on Strowman for a nearfall. Elias and Ryker tried to get involved again, but Strowman knocked them off the cage. Shane obtained a toolbox and struck Strowman with it. As Shane was climbing out of the cage, Strowman caught him, pulled apart a side of the cage and pulled Shane back into the ring. Strowman then threw Shane off the top of the cage. In the end, Strowman performed the Running Powerslam on Shane to win the match.

In the penultimate match, Bad Bunny and Damian Priest faced The Miz and John Morrison. Miz dominated Bunny to keep him from tagging in Priest. Bunny eventually tagged in Priest and he took control. Priest and Bunny hit Miz and Morrison with the Broken Arrow simultaneously. Bunny would hit a Crossbody to Miz and Morrison outside the ring. Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Priest, but Bunny broke up the pin. Bunny hit a Canadian Destroyer on Morrison outside the ring. Bunny and Priest hit an Electric Chair Drop/Crossbody combination on Miz and Bunny pinned Miz to win the match.

Main event

In the main event, Sasha Banks defended the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship against Bianca Belair. Towards the end, Belair went for the 450 Splash, but Banks got the knees up. Banks locked in the Banks Statement, but Belair got to the ropes. Bianca hit the 450 Splash again, but got a nearfall. Belair turned her aggression up and lashed Banks with her ponytail before hitting Banks with the KOD to win the SmackDown Women's Championship.

Night 2: WrestleMania Sunday

The actual pay-per-view opened with Ashland Craft performing "America the Beautiful." Hosts Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil came out in pirate outfits to hype the crowd.

The first match saw Randy Orton face The Fiend. Alexa Bliss came out and turned the handle of a giant jack-in-the-box at ringside, and The Fiend, who returned to his mostly original Fiend attire though with a slightly altered top, emerged from the box. The Fiend leaped off the box onto Orton and the match began. The Fiend applied the Mandible Claw twice on Orton, however, Orton escaped both times. As The Fiend attempted a Sister Abigail, pyro erupted from the turnbuckles and Bliss, who was perched atop the jack-in-the-box, distracted The Fiend with black liquid oozing down her face. This allowed Orton to perform the RKO on The Fiend to win the match. After the match, the lights went out, and when they illuminated, The Fiend and Bliss were gone.

Next, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defended the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship against Natalya and Tamina. Tamina performed a Samoan Drop on Baszler for a nearfall. Jax did a Crossbody onto Natalya and Tamina, but landed awkwardly on her knee. As Tamina went for the Superfly Splash, Jax moved out of the way. In the end, Baszler made the tag, but Natalya did not notice and attempted to apply the Sharpshooter submission on Jax. Baszler then grabbed ahold of and locked Natalya in the Kirafuda Klutch and Natalya passed out, thus Jax and Baszler retained the titles by technical submission.

After that, Sami Zayn took on Kevin Owens with Logan Paul at ringside for Zayn. Owens immediately performed the Pop-Up Powerbomb on Zayn. Zayn performed a Brainbuster to Owens on the ring apron. Zayn performed the Blue Thunder Bomb on Owens for a nearfall. In the end, Owens performed a Fisherman's Suplex on Zayn off the second rope. Zayn performed the Helluva Kick on Owens, and as Zayn attempted another Helluva Kick, Owens countered and performed two Superkicks and a Stunner on Zayn to win the match. Following the match, Paul attempted to congratualte Owens on his victory which enraged Zayn. Zayn then got in an altercation with Paul who then shoved him to in the ring. Paul then raised Owens' hand in celebrations, after which, Owens performed a Stunner on Paul.

In the fourth match, Riddle defended the United States Championship against Sheamus. In the end, as Riddle was performing a moonsault, Sheamus caught him with a Brogue Kick, which busted Riddle's mouth open, to win the title.

Next, Big E defended the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews in the first-ever Nigerian Drum Fight, which had the same rules as a No Holds Barred match but with African drums surrounding the ring that could also be used as weapons. In the end, As Crews attempted a Frog Splash, Big E moved out of the way, sending Crews through a table. Big E performed the Big Ending on Crews, only for Dabba Kato to emerge from through the crowd and perform a Chokeslam on Riddle, allowing Crews to pin Big E and win the title.

In the penultimate match, Asuka defended the Raw Women's Championship against Rhea Ripley. In the end, Asuka performed a DDT on Ripley off the apron to the ringside floor. Asuka locked in the Asuka Lock, but Ripley escaped. Ripley performed the Riptide on Asuka to win the title.

Hosts Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil then came out to thank the fans. They were interrupted by Bayley, who said she was tired of being disrespected by the legends. Recent WWE Hall of Fame inductees The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) then came out and attacked Bayley and sent her rolling down the ramp.

Main event

In the main event, Roman Reigns (accompanied by Paul Heyman and Jey Uso) defended the Universal Championship against Edge and Daniel Bryan. Jey interfered and hit both Edge and Bryan with a Superkick. Edge hit Jey with the Edgeacution on the steel steps, taking Jey out for the majority of the match. Later, Bryan hit Edge with the Running Knee. Bryan locked Reigns in the Yes! Lock, but Edge broke the hold. Edge locked Reigns in the Crossface and Bryan simultaneously locked Reigns in the Yes! Lock. Both Edge and Bryan broke each other's submissions by headbutting each other. Edge performed a Spear on Reigns, but Bryan pulled the referee out of the ring. Edge then got steel chairs and hit the Con-Chair-To on Bryan. Jey returned and attacked Edge. Edge hit a Spear on Jey, but Reigns hit Edge with his own Spear. Reigns then performed the Con-Chair-To on Edge and then laid Edge's body across Bryan's and pinned both at the same time to retain the title.

Match Preview

Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre Preview
Tag Team Turmoil Match Preview
Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins Preview
The New Day vs. AJ Styles & Omos Preview
Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon Preview
Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. John Morrison & The Miz Preview
Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair Preview
Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton Preview
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya & Tamina Preview
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn Preview
Riddle vs. Sheamus Preview
Big E vs. Apollo Crews Preview
Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley Preview
Roman Reigns vs. Edge Preview


Night 1

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Night 2

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent

Pre-show Panel
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See also

DVD release

External links

WrestleMania 37 previews

Sasha Banks v Bianca BelairRoman Reigns v EdgeBobby Lashley v Drew McIntyreThe New Day v AJ Styles & OmosBad Bunny & Damian Priest v John Morrison & The MizBray Wyatt v Randy OrtonAsuka v Rhea RipleyBraun Strowman v Shane McMahonCesaro v Seth RollinsBig E v Apollo CrewsKevin Owens v Sami ZaynRiddle vs. SheamusTag Team Turmoil MatchNia Jax & Shayna Baszler v Natalya & Tamina

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