The road to the Granddaddy of Them All, WrestleMania 37, has begun. Edge and Bianca Belair earned a title shot at this year’s feature WWE event by winning their respective Royal Rumbles last month.
Each superstar is left to decide which belt they want to go for between now and April, whilst numerous other matches are also yet to be announced.
WrestleMania 37 Venue
Originally scheduled for the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the 37th edition of the annual WWE event will now take place from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida this year – the host of Super Bowl LV.
A limited number of fans will be able to attend the event in person, compared to last year’s which took place in front of no fans at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
WrestleMania 37 Date & Time
The event will take place over two days after last year’s success went to a new format for the first time. Fans can expect another 8-hour ride over the course of 10-11 April 2021.
Fans in the United Kingdom can expect the event to start at midnight each night, with the pre-show starting an hour before. 19 matches in all took place one year ago – a similar number can be expected this time around too.
WrestleMania 37 Rumours
Could Ronda Rousey be set to return to WrestleMania this year? The first-ever UFC women’s champion has not stepped foot in the squared circle since losing her RAW women’s championship to Becky Lynch in the triple threat main event match in 2019.
Fans of the Rowdy one shouldn’t get their hopes up just yet as she dropped hints of making a return at the Royal Rumble but failed to show up. Rousey has previously stated she did not enjoy the WWE schedule too.
However, fans can expect some legends to make a return, not least for the Hall of Fame ceremony. So far, we’ve seen rumours that ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Rock and/or John Cena could be set to make an appearance.
WrestleMania 37 Predictions
So far all we know is the two Royal Rumble winners will get a shot at a title of their choice, but no matches have been confirmed.
Last year, Women’s Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair decided to challenge NXT champion Rhea Ripley. I wouldn’t expect Bianca Belair to do that.
Instead, the EST will choose between SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks or RAW women’s champion Asuka. She has very little history with either, but one would have to lean to a Belair vs Banks match at this stage.
Of course, there are still two pay-per-views to go before then; Elimination Chamber and Fastlane, where either title could change hand. Also, Belair still has her ongoing feud with Bayley to settle.
Bianca Belair is yet to win any gold in the WWE since debuting on NXT back in January 2018. This despite proclaiming to be the strongest, fastest, toughest and best superstar on the women’s roster. I think her time will come at this year’s Wrestlemania.
Prediction: Bianca Belair to win SmackDown Women’s Championship
Edge surprised many in the 34th edition of the Royal Rumble last month when he became the second-oldest winner of the event (after Mr McMahon in 1999). It was the R-rated Superstar’s second victory in the 30-man battle royal, having previously won in 2010.
The 47-year-old had only just made his return from suffering a torn bicep during his match versus Randy Orton at Backlash in June 2020. Even then, he was only recently back for a nine-year retirement.
Randy Orton and Edge squared off at last year’s WrestleMania, with the latter winning their Last Man Standing match. Having then having had a rematch at Backlash, the two went head-to-head as numbers 1 and 2 in January’s Royal Rumble, with Edge throwing Orton over the top rope as the final elimination.
Could another Edge versus Orton match be on the cards? A world title would need to change hands before then. Drew McIntyre successfully defended his WWE Championship versus Goldberg last month, whilst it’s hard to see Roman Reigns losing his Universal Championship before then with the push he is getting alongside Paul Heyman.
In fact, the latter is the most likely candidate for Edge to face at this year’s WrestleMania.
Prediction: Roman Reigns to defend WWE Universal Championship vs Edge
Other matches that look like being set up for WrestleMania 37:
Daniel Bryan vs Seth Rollins
Two of the late eliminations in the Royal Rumble could go head-to-head in April. This would certainly be one of the most-anticipated matches on the card, between two of the best stars in the world today.
Whilst there’s plenty of history between these two, they have never met one-on-one on a WWE pay-per-view. It seems like an obvious choice.
AJ Styles & Omos vs Braun Strowman
AJ Styles has been building up a winning streak on RAW in recent weeks with the help of his 7’3” bodyguard, Omos. During the Royal Rumble Omos repeatedly saved the Phenomenal One from elimination by catching him on the outside and preventing both feet from touching the floor.
The returning Braun Strowman then threw the former multi-time champion out. A match between these three seems likely despite being on different weekly television shows. Omos is also relatively inexperienced, so a handicap match with two top pros would help him learn the ropes.
‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt have thrown everything at each other in the past, including the kitchen sink! With Wyatt’s House of Firefly Fun House match versus John Cena getting a huge reception last year, we can expect another on the card this year.
And who more creative than Randy Orton? What’s more, the Fiend’s brainwashing of Alexa Bliss has seen the former RAW and SmackDown women’s champion haunt Orton. This looks set to build up between now and a showdown on the grand spectacle.
How To Watch WrestleMania 37
If you’re planning to stay up until the early hours of Sunday and Monday morning in the United Kingdom, you can watch WrestleMania live on the WWE Network for just £9.99 a month – or free for a month for new members.
Those not wanting to give the WWE’s own streaming service a go, then BT Sport Box Office are showing it live for a one-off price of £19.95.