WrestleMania 37: meetings and previews of the most anticipated WWE event of the year

WrestleMania 37: meetings and previews of the most anticipated WWE event of the year

WrestleMania 37

The health emergency doesn't stop WWE superstars. In full compliance with the health protocols in force, the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay in Florida, the location that hosted the SuperBowl in February, is preparing to welcome the 37th edition of WrestleMania, the largest sport-entertainment event that for years keeps millions of viewers glued to the screen. Between special meetings, celebrity participation and many surprises, here is what to expect from the PPV scheduled for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April on the WWE Network. Two nights of great show that will allow fans to return to witness live the exploits of their favorite athletes.

The official logo, with a pirate design, of this year's edition of WrestleMania. Credits: WWE

WrestleMania 37, here are the top matches

The matches valid for the Raw and SmackDown world titles have always been the most awaited by fans and also this year there will be a lot of meat in the fire . As for the red show, Bobby Lashley will have to defend the WWE Championship, won in recent weeks, by the assault of Drew McIntyre. The two know each other very well and are sure to give a show on the WrestleMania stage. The Scottish superstar also promised to give 100% to be able to become WWE Champion for the third time in his career.

The main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37. Credits: WWE Unexpected changes, however, on the SmackDown front. The main event was originally supposed to see Edge, winner of this year's Royal Rumble, and Roman Reigns clash for the Universal Championship, but Daniel Bryan's tenacity and perseverance have reshuffled the cards. At WrestleMania there will therefore be a Triple Threat Match and fans are curious to know if Bryan will be able to repeat the historic feat of 2014 where, on the occasion of WrestleMania 30, he defeated Batista and Randy Orton in the main event, graduating champion and crowning the dream of a life.

The great comeback of Hulk Hogan in WWE

The world of Wrestling cannot exist without Hulk Hogan. For this reason, WWE has announced that the undisputed legend will be tasked with presenting WrestleMania alongside Titus O’Neil. The two superstars reside in Florida and are the perfect ambassadors for the big event.

A true pop culture icon, Hulk Hogan was inducted into the 2005 WWE Hall of Fame by Sylvester Stallone, a well-known actor with whom had shared the set of Rocky III, and this year he will become a two-time Hall of Famer, introduced as a member of the New World Order, one of the most important factions in the world of Wrestling. Hogan had already held the role of presenter at WrestleMania 30, becoming the protagonist of a historic segment with two other WWE icons: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock.

Titus O'Neil, on the other hand, is a of the most superstar philanthropists in WWE history. A member of the Tampa Bay community and founder of the Bullard Family Foundation, an organization that helps families and children by giving them special moments, the former champion has always shown a desire to help those most in need. O'Neil has also helped hundreds of individuals from nonprofits and WWE partners such as Susan G. Komen, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics.

Her passion for community and uplifting others led him to write his first book, “There's No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: How I Went from Stereotype to Prototype”, in 2019. O'Neil was born in Tampa Bay and graduated from the University of Florida when he was a prominent football player for the Gators.

Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil will be the hosts of WrestleMania 37. Credits: WWE

Wrestling and Pop Culture: there will also be the megastar of rap Bad Bunny

The Puerto Rico rapper has shown himself at ease with the WWE Universe from the very first moment, performing live at the Royal Rumble and winning the WWE 24/7 Championship on Raw, a title he sported with great pride in a recent episode of Saturday Night Live. Bad Bunny has come to the fore for being the most listened to artist on Spotify in 2020 with 8.3 billion streams and at WrestleMania he will have the opportunity to silence The Miz once and for all, a superstar who has given him the thread in recent weeks. to twist. At the rapper's corner will be former NXT star Damian Priest.

Bad Bunny is the latest in a list of epic global music, TV and Hollywood icons to hit the stage at WrestleMania. Muhammad Ali, Liberace and Cyndi Lauper attended the first edition of WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 31, 1985, while Ozzy Osbourne and Pamela Anderson attended the second and eleventh edition respectively. And how to forget Mike Tyson's role in WrestleMania XIV, involved as a special referee in the main event between Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels (here you can read our interview with HBK), or Arnold Schwarzenegger's cameo as Terminator at WrestleMania XXI in 2015 as part of Triple H's special entry before his match against Sting. A clear sign of the fact that the pairing between the most important WWE PPV of the year and Pop Culture is now indissoluble.

Space for the young women of Raw and SmackDown

The superstars of the women's division have for years now shown that they have nothing to envy to their colleagues, giving a great show in the ring and above all at WrestleMania . This year, two young NXT stars who have landed on the main roster, Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley, will steal the show.

Born in 1989 and winner of the women's Royal Rumble, Bianca will have the chance to become SmackDown Women 's Champion for the first time in her career when she faces reigning champion, Sasha Banks. The latter certainly needs no introduction and has proved to be one of the most important personalities inside and outside the ring, also covering a key role in the TV series The Mandalorian.

Bianca Belair prepares for debut with a bang in that of WrestleMania. Credits: WWE Rhea Ripley, on the other hand, knows the stage of WrestleMania very well. Last year she had a great match against Charlotte Flair and, despite her defeat, she won the compliments of fans and insiders who considered her the future of WWE. At only 24, in fact, her path is totally uphill: the only big obstacle will be Asuka, the current Raw Women's Champion that she will have to face in a few days in Tampa Bay.

Great rivalries will come to an end

The most important PPV of the year at WWE will serve to close a cycle of rivalries that have long ignited the screens. Randy Orton will have to clash once again with The Fiend, the alter ego of Bray Wyatt who recently reappeared on Raw with an even more disturbing look than in the past, while Braun Strowman will face Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage Match, therefore inside a steel cage.

After some rather heated verbal confrontations, Cesaro and Seth Rollins will finally come to blows at WrestleMania. This is the first one on one meeting for the Swiss superstar, already the protagonist of a great WrestleMania moment in 2014 when she won the Andrè The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The two have faced each other numerous times on the independent circuit before joining WWE and will undoubtedly provide a spectacle. Great expectations also for the match between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The two Canadian superstars have known each other for over 15 years and have clashed in all ways, first at NXT and then on the main roster. This will be their first fight against each other on the biggest stage of the year, but with one big difference: Kevin Owens is currently in the ranks of the good guys, while Sami Zayn is in the bad guys.

First great friends, then bitter rivals: the showdown between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will take place at WrestleMania. Credits: WWE Space also for secondary titles. Riddle will defend the United States Championship from Sheamus’s assault, while Big E will be giving away the Intercontinental Championship against Apollo Crews, a superstar who has shown more aggressive verve than usual in recent weeks. Finally, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods will defend Raw's duo titles in a Tag Team Match against AJ Styles and his trusty bodyguard Omos, making their absolute debut in WrestleMania. In short, all the credentials are in place for a slap-up edition.

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