The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the one and only WrestleMania 37 event set to take place over two nights on Sat., April 10 and Sun., April 11, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This will be the first show with fans live in attendance in a full year.
We’re two weeks out from showtime and here’s what WWE has planned so far.
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE championship)
McIntyre lost his title to The Miz’s Money in the Bank cash-in thanks to a deal with Lashley. After Miz was taken down by Bobby, McIntyre has established himself as the next in line.
- Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca Belair (SmackDown women’s championship)
Belair won the Royal Rumble and eventually decided to challenge Banks for her title on the blue brand. They briefly flirted with the two maybe winning the tag team titles but once that fell through they focused more on a personal rivalry.
- The New Day (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos (Raw tag team championship)
This was just sort of thrown together. It’s noteworthy for being the first actual match involving Omos.
- Bad Bunny vs. The Miz
They’ve been bickering back-and-forth for a while, with Miz claiming he’s the star and Bunny being an actual star.
- Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon
It started as Strowman raging against the machine due to unfair treatment and turned into his wanting to get back at McMahon for calling him stupid.
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
When Rollins made his return from paternity leave, no one embraced his vision. Cesaro made a spectacle of his display of disgust and it led to a feud.
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan (Universal championship)
Edge won the Royal Rumble to earn his shot, and he’s been pushing his dream of taking back the title he never lost (he vacated it when he had to retire a decade ago). Bryan made his way in thanks to a decision from Adam Pearce following a few turns of unfair treatment at Elimination Chamber and Fastlane.
- Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley (Raw women’s championship)
It initially looked like this would be Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair but the latter was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is missing from television while she recovers. Instead, Ripley, who had vignettes airing for her main roster debut, showed up with a challenge.
- Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental championship)
Crews has fully turned heel, having put E on the shelf for a brief period thanks to dropping some stairs on his neck. Now, he’ll get yet another shot at the title.
- The Fiend vs. Randy Orton
Orton burned the guy to death and then he was resurrected and now they’re going to wrestle about it.
- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Zayn has been pushing a conspiracy and Owens is the voice of reason. It’s pro wrestling, so there’s only one way to settle this — by bringing in Logan Paul, of course.
Those are all the matches announced so far. Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Dirty Dawgs for the SmackDown tag team titles looks likely, as does a multiple team match for the women’s tag titles. Riddle vs. Sheamus could also be happening. It’s unclear if there will be a battle royal for the men and women once again this year but that would round out the card.