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Drew McIntyre issues statement about working the opening match of WrestleMania 37 – Night 1

On Friday, WWE officially announced the opening and closing match of the first night of WrestleMania 37.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre will open the show, which was widely believed to be saved for the main event. The main event will be WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair.

McIntyre previously stated leading up to the show that he wanted to open the event because he wanted to be the first person to come out in front of a live crowd since the COVID-19 pandemic started last year. Now, that will become a reality.

Also, leading up to the show, there had been a movement on social media among fans and wrestlers about wanting to see Banks vs. Belair close out the show. This will be the second time that women will headline the event. The first time was back in 2019 at WrestleMania 37 with Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey.

McIntyre took to Twitter and issued comments on being in the opening match:

“I’ve said for the last year I want to be the first person out when crowds return. I can’t wait for that noise to hit. I just feel bad for everyone having to follow me and Bobby, we’ll set the standard, you all try and keep up #WrestleMania,” McIntyre stated


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