Legendary Rapper Jay-Z Believes WWE WrestleMania is Bigger Than The Super Bowl

Published 05/30/2021, 11:19 AM CDT
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 23: Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter speaks onstage during the launch of The Reform Alliance at John Jay College on January 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for The Reform Alliance)


Last year, the pandemic forced WWE to compromise on WrestleMania, making them move the show from a stadium to the empty Performance Center. This year, WWE repaid the Raymond James Stadium with WrestleMania 37, with two nights of incredible wrestling.

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Hip-hop legend claims WrestleMania was bigger than the Super Bowl

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On Night 1, we saw one of the biggest music artists in the world grace the ring. Grammy Award-winning artist Bad Bunny stepped into the ring with two veterans, The Miz and John Morrison. Although he had Damian Priest in his corner, the artist put on a performance that shocked the world.

He wrestled an incredible match and busted out a bunch of moves that seasoned wrestlers wouldn’t be able to. From a diving crossbody to the outside to a wonderful Canadian Destroyer on John Morrison, Bunny had an amazing debut. However, his performance impressed one of hip-hop’s biggest names.

On LeBron James’ show The Shop, Jay-Z commented on WrestleMania 37 and its grandeur. He said, “Definitely bigger than the Super Bowl.” Although a bold claim, it actually holds some truth. Held in the same arena, the Super Bowl played out in front of no fans while WrestleMania commanded an attendance of close to 25,000.

On the show, he even revealed it took him three months of rigorous training to prepare for WrestleMania. The training paid off as his performance earned the respect of Jay-Z and the WWE Universe.

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LeBron James himself is a WWE fan

The host of The Shop, LeBron James, is a big-time wrestling fan. During his incredible rookie year with Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron appeared on Monday Night Raw and sat in the front row. He even posed cheekily while snapping a photograph of Stone Cold Steve Austin on his flip phone.

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LeBron even confessed, “I was heavy into wrestling, I was heavy.”

He even chided Bad Bunny for moving to Orlando to train, given his own experience with Miami Heat. He talked about having PTSD from his stint there even though he won back-to-back championships with Miami Heat.

Bad Bunny even claimed his WrestleMania moment meant a lot more to him than winning a Grammy Award. “That was the best moment of my life,” he claimed. He even praised wrestling legends Undertaker and Triple H for taking the same bumps he took but for thirty years.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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