WrestleMania 37 opened with all the WWE Superstars standing at the top of the stage as Vince McMahon welcomed everyone to the show.
Heels and faces stood next to each other – socially distanced, of course – as McMahon went over the year that everyone had. The cameras panned over the many Superstars who were smiling from ear to ear to see fans finally back in the stadium.
The whole roster remained on stage as Bebe Rexha took the ring to sing America The Beautiful. Several looked visibly emotional, including Rhea Ripley who was caught crying by WWE cameras. This is the first WWE event in front of fans since the March 9, 2020 episode of Monday Night Raw.
But the energy was immediately sucked out of the stadium as thunderstorms had their say, delaying the start of WrestleMania for the first time ever by a whopping 35 minutes.