KEY POINTS

  • WrestleMania 37 may have live fans in attendance
  • COVID-19 numbers may affect WWE's plans for April
  • WWE is using Super Bowl LV as the model for WrestleMania 37

WWE knows that their shows could use the help of the fans. The last time the promotion saw fans in the stands was in the Mar. 9, 2020 edition of Monday Night Raw.

It appears the company is hoping to welcome back fans by the time WrestleMania 37 takes place in April.

These plans were bared no less by WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon. The 44-year-old revealed to TMZ that they are considering having a live audience at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa when WrestleMania 37 takes place on Apr. 10 and 11.

“I’m thrilled and excited because, hopefully, this will be the first opportunity for us to have our fans back in attendance," she stated. "That’s the current plan. Of course, ticket information is not available yet cause we’re still trying to figure out all the machinations.”

However, those plans hinge on something else. WWE is keeping tabs with Super Bowl LV which happens on Feb. 7. It will take place in the same venue, and the promotion is closely monitoring how the NFL will handle it to avoid compromising the safety of fans and the people behind the event.

"We're going to learn a lot from [the NFL] logistically, etc., and really best practices, what works, what doesn't work. But man, we can't wait to come in and for two nights, really rock that pirate ship," McMahon said.

Stephanie added that health and safety remain the utmost priority of the WWE. Hence, there is a lot to factor in for WrestleMania 37.

It would be neat to see a big audience once again, but the reality of it all is that much still depends on the COVID-19 situation.

Taking a look at the coronavirus numbers, the United States has tallied 24,078,722 COVID-19 cases as of this writing.

Stephanie McMahon Joe Biden Stephanie McMahon and Joe Biden, pictured during a roundtable on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative on Dec. 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., both attended Donald Trump's Inauguration. Photo: Getty Images

As for the event itself, it remains to be seen who will be on the card. Roman Reigns is expected to be one of them with his opponent for the WWE Universal title still unclear.

Drew McIntyre is likely to be another, and it seems a showdown with Bill Goldberg is in the works. That is unless there is a surprise returnee at the 2021 WWE Royal Rumble on Jan. 31.

There are several stars speculated to be returning in the 30-man over-the-top battle royale such as Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar.