The musical guests for WrestleMania and NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver were announced by WWE yesterday.
Nita Strauss, the lead guitarist for Alice Cooper and an NXT favorite, will be performing the U.S. national anthem on night one of Stand & Deliver. In a post on Instagram, Strauss said she’s incredibly excited to kick off the show with her rendition of the The Star-Spangled Banner while Alice Cooper adding he knows what it takes to create a spectacle and Nita will do just that.
Billboard.com also announced today that pop-rock and nu-metal artist Poppy will be performing and debuting a new song during NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver night two on the WWE Network. This is not the first time that Poppy has performed on NXT and the last time she was part of NXT was for the Halloween Havoc special in October.
Grammy Award nominee Bebe Rexha will be performing America The Beautiful on night one of WrestleMania. The singing of America The Beautiful is a long-standing tradition at WrestleMania where it is performed instead of the national anthem.
Meanwhile, Ash Costello of New Years Day, will be performing the vocals for Rhea Ripley’s entrance theme Brutality on night two of WrestleMania.
“I am honored to sing in support of such a genuine and strong woman,” Costello wrote in a social media post. She said as a wrestling fan, she’s excited to be part of something she loves and thanked Ripley for her support to make this dream a reality. “Now this is all our moment together,” she continued.