Latest on WWE's plan for live fans at WrestleMania



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Latest on WWE's plan for live fans at WrestleMania

Elimination Chamber has been officially handed over to the archives, amidst great surprises and a shock ending that has reshuffled the cards on the table. Now the eyes are on Fastlane, scheduled for March, and then on the 37th edition of WrestleMania which this year will be divided into two nights: 10 April and 11 April.

In recent weeks there was still a lot of uncertainty around whether or not to have audiences in the arenas, but apparently, WWE is doing everything to make sure that can happen with the biggest PPV of the year. During the Wrestling Observer Radio, in fact, Dave Meltzer stated that Vince McMahon would like to bring at least 30 thousand fans a night inside the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Considering that the capacity of the stadium is over 65 thousand seats, it would be a great way to fill half of it, following the strict protocols of social distancing. Even this year's edition of the Super Bowl had to deal with the health emergency, unfortunately still rampant, admitting only 24 thousand fans.

WWE will therefore go to great lengths to beat the NFL numerically and brag about it when the PPV airs.

The latest news on WrestleMania 37

There were also rumors that WWE could copy the idea of the Super Bowl and fill the empty stands with hardcover, but there are still no certainties about it.

Had it not been for the health emergency, this year's WrestleMania would have been held in Hollywood, California, where many expected a match between Roman Reigns and The Rock. Plans are obviously skipped and the Californian edition has been moved to 2023 (it will therefore be number 39), while next year's event will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Returning to this year's edition, however, the plans for the main event seem very clear given the great choice of Edge made in that of Elimination Chamber. Other meetings will undoubtedly be made official in the coming weeks.

As of the time of writing, WWE has not announced any matches for WrestleMania 37. The winners of this year’s Royal Rumble matches, Edge and Bianca Belair, are guaranteed to compete in World Championship matches at the event.

However, they have not yet chosen which titles they want to challenge. Assuming plans do not change, Edge looks set to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 37. In the other SmackDown World Championship match, Belair will take on Sasha Banks for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.