WWE is hoping to return to some semblance of normalcy with WrestleMania 37.
The event will mark the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that the company will permit live fans to attend. In a recent interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Paul Levesque, also known as Triple H, looked back on how the loss of fans affected last year’s “Showcase of the Immortals.”
“’It’s hard for me to think of last year’s show in the Performance Center as WrestleMania,'” said Levesque via Barrasso. “‘Some spectacular moments happened, but that wasn’t the spectacle we were used to. Before last year, could you imagine doing a WrestleMania without fans? We do what we do because of our fan base. I’ll revel in the opportunity just to have some fans there. This year, we’ll make something as special as we can, as safely as possible.’”
WWE’s chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon also participated in the interview. She emphasized that the company is prioritizing the fans’ safety. McMahon restated her hope that WWE will be able to learn from the NFL, which will host the Super Bowl in the same stadium two months before WrestleMania 37. Plus, she made it clear that the company hopes to give the fans a special event in the safest way possible.
“‘The health and safety of everyone involved, that is our No. 1 priority,'” said McMahon via Barrasso. “‘This is an opportunity for us to safely bring people together….If we do this right, it will be a celebration in the best way possible.’”