Report: Why the WrestleMania 37 Tickets Were Originally Delayed From Going On Sale
WWE initially announced earlier this month that tickets for WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James [...]
WWE initially announced earlier this month that tickets for WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium were going to go on sale on March 16. But those plans were canceled and the Monday Night Raw commentary team stated the night before (March 15) that a new sale date would be later determined. That date was later confirmed for March 19, along with the announcement that only 25,000 tickets would be sold for each night due to COVID-19 precautions.
Spectrum Sports 360's Jon Alba released a new report via the Living The Gimmick Podcast Patreon page on Tuesday that further explained why the initial delay happened. Simply put, the contract between WWE and Raymond James Stadium officials wasn't signed until late in the evening on March 16.
"The contract was officially executed, on WWE's end, March 16 at 8:26 p.m. ET. Stadium management itself signed off on the deal a few hours later," Alba reported. "This is notable, because WrestleMania tickets had been scheduled to go on-sale early in the day March 16. They were promoted as such as Monday Night Raw the day before was on-air, but midway through the broadcast, it was announced the ticket sale would be delayed as WWE was still finalizing plans."
New: The contract between #WWE and the Tampa Sports Authority wasn't signed by WWE until 3/16 at 8:26 p.m., and was signed by Raymond James Stadium management later. #WrestleMania tickets were supposed to go on-sale earlier that day, but got delayed. @BN9 @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/q7YBWSXJZi— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) March 30, 2021
WrestleMania 37 will take place inside the football stadium on April 10-11. You can see the updated card for the show below:
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The New Day vs. AJ Styles & Omos
- Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage Match)
- Bad Bunny vs. The Miz
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan
- Raw Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
- Intercontinental Championship: Big E vs. Apollo Crews
- United States Championship: Riddle vs. Sheamus
- Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- The Fiend vs. Randy Orton