WrestleMania 36 was unlike any other as WWE moved the event from Raymond James Stadium to the Performance Center due to the COVID pandemic.
The event took place with no fans and lacked the over-the-top production that fans have become used to from WWE at WrestleMania. WWE reversed course leading up to the event, installing cinematic matches and holding the event across two nights for fans to enjoy.
But it still didn't feel like WrestleMania for many.
“It’s hard for me to think of last year’s show in the Performance Center as WrestleMania," Triple H told Sports Illustrated. "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. Our heartbeat is in the stands. We are so different from other sports. In some sports, you’re trying to tune out that noise, like turning off that exterior stimulus when you’re shooting free throws. For us, it’s all about their excitement. We’re the only sport where we’re engaging them to make more noise. It’s all about their participation."
WWE seems likely to welcome back fans for WrestleMania 37, which is scheduled to be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. In the press release for the event, WWE stated ticket information would be available soon.