First the first time in over a year, wrestling fans will be allowed inside a WWE arena. WrestleMania 37 is scheduled to take place on April 10-11 with a 25,000 maximum capacity, 36% of what Raymond James Stadium can normally hold.
“Seats will be sold in ‘pods’ and social distancing measures will be in place for the event,” CBS reports. “Temperature checks and wellness screenings will also take place upon entry, and masks will be required for all fans. Free masks will be handed out upon entry. In addition, ticketing and concessions will be paperless.”
Of all the fanless sports, WWE has been hit the hardest. Expect an engaged crowd that, of course, will get angry throughout the night as the match results unfold.
The card is not finalized, but the two main events will likely feature Roman Reigns vs. Edge and Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley.
For those who skipped out last year, a two-night event is fine. Though it dilutes some of the later matches the second night, at least its length doesn’t equate to a Godfather marathon.
All in all, normalcy isn’t here yet, but it’s coming. Hopefully, WrestleMania 38 can hold 100% of capacity.
Oh, and Roman Reigns is the man.