The show will feature eight titles on the line across 14 matches, including all four of the promotion’s top championships being put up for grabs. On the men’s side, universal champion Roman Reigns will defend his title against Edge and Daniel Bryan with Bobby Lashley defending the WWE title against former champion Drew McIntyre. Also, Raw women’s champion Asuka will defend against Rhea Ripley and SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks will defend her belt against 2021 women’s Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair.
WrestleMania 37 goes down Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The event, streaming live on Peacock, will begin at 8 p.m. ET on both nights with kickoff shows leading in beginning at 7 p.m.
Let’s take a look at how our experts believe the action will play out.
Seth Rollins and Cesaro will steal night 1: Thus far, night 2 looks to be the better show. But the benefit of having two nights is that each match gets more time, at least in theory, and that’s great news for Cesaro and Seth Rollins. Rollins is stuck in a deflating gimmick, but he’s still easily among the best performers in the whole company. Meanwhile, this could be the breakout moment Cesaro has needed for years. Their match is sure to be excellent, better than anything else on night 1 and maybe even the best of the weekend.
Brock Lesnar may return: Though he’s been protected for much of the last year, Bobby Lashley is a weak opponent for Drew McIntyre. It seems night 1 is built around McIntyre winning the WWE Championship in front of a live crowd, which he was deprived of last year, which is a fine plan. But Lashley has been positioned as a middle-card guy for too long, so his run as champion feels formulaic.
Lashley versus McIntyre doesn’t feel like a WrestleMania main event. In fact, we already saw it at last year’s Backlash pay-per-view, and it wasn’t anything particularly memorable. I’m thinking that WWE has something up its sleeve to make the closing moments of night 1 pop, and that thing maybe Brock Lesnar.
The Fiend versus Randy Orton will be awful: I mean, c’mon.
Daniel Bryan wins the Universal Championship: This seems unlikely in a way since Bryan isn’t considered a tippy-top star by WWE brass — or at least, that’s what I infer by the way he’s been booked over the last year. But I’m predicting this on pure logic. Reign is a great champion, but he’s beaten, everyone. Edge is a heel, and there are no strong babyfaces for him to feud with. Bryan is a babyface, and he’ll have two ready opponents in Edge and Reigns to feud with after WrestleMania.