It’s a special weekend. The top wrestling story from last week was the announcement of the next three WrestleManias, filling up the schedule all the way into 2022. That is quite a long way off, but the most important development was the fact that this year’s WrestleMania 37 will have fans in attendance. The announcement changes things up in a huge way and now we know a bit more.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic is continuing, WrestleMania 37 is going to continue to look rather different. In addition to being run over the course of two nights, the shows are going to be heavily socially distanced, meaning that there will not be a full house in attendance. This could also change the rest of the weekend and now some more details have come out about WWE’s plans.
According to PWInsider.com, the current plan is to have both nights of WrestleMania 37 run for about three hours, from 7pm to 10pm EST, with a Kickoff Show included for both nights. There are currently no other plans for events aside from the two WrestleMania shows. In addition, according to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, WWE is planning to have about 25,000 fans in attendance for the shows. There has also been a discussion about a potential reopening of touring after WrestleMania, as the Thunderdome will create some scheduling issues.
WWE is planning on permitting upwards of 25,000 fans for WrestleMania on each night. The real internal discussions are what to do after. Some would like a soft “reopening” of the touring schedule for Live TVs as continuing the ThunderDome post Mania comes with location headaches.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 20, 2021
Well I’m excited. Check out some of the best from WrestleMania’s history:
Opinion: This is starting to sound like something that could work out very well for the fans, as 25,000 people per night is nothing to sneeze at. You could keep things distanced while still having people there for both a live reaction as well as some necessary atmosphere. This has been lacking for the better part of ten months now and it is going to be special when there are people back in the building for the first time in such a long stretch.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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