Stephanie McMahon Shares Historical Milestone From WrestleMania 37

Published 04/17/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
6 November 2018; Stephanie McMahon, WWE on Centre Stage during the opening day of Web Summit 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo by Seb Daly/Web Summit via Sportsfile


WrestleMania 37 was the first event in over a year to have live audiences. The two nights were immensely successful amidst fans and critics alike. Recently, WWE CBO (Chief Branding Officer) Stephanie McMahon shared a tremendous fact about the event.

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In its 37 years of existence, WM 37 became the first one to feature a female photographer documenting the event. McMahon, an advocate for equal opportunities for women in WWE, posted the update on Twitter.

She posted a picture and wrote, “This past weekend Heather McLaughlin made history as the first female to shoot WrestleMania ringside for WWE. Proud to have you on our team, Heather!”

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Fans gave a mixed reaction to the news when it first made the headlines. Some have welcomed the news while some criticized WWE for not making it happen sooner.

However, most fans were quick to point out WWE’s “hypocrisy.” Recently, WWE Veteran Mickie James, Former Women’s Tag Team Champions Peyton Royce, and Billie Kay, and new signee Chelsea Green received the ax from the company.

Other Superstars to be fired are Samoa Joe, Bo Dallas, Kalisto, Tucker, Wesley Blake, and Mojo Rawley. Most of them have a standard 90-day non-compete clause, after which they will be free to compete in different promotions.

Stephanie McMahon thanked the fans following an immensely successful WrestleMania weekend

For the past few years, McMahon and husband Triple H have not been active in-ring performers. However, as WM returned to the “new normal,” Triple H, Stephanie, Shane, and Vince McMahon worked closely in its execution.

Following the event, McMahon sent out an email to WWE officials, documenting her emotions and the massive profit WM ushered in. She also touched upon the new tagline of WWE.

As Vince McMahon began the event, Stephanie recalled, “The 25K in attendance erupted and the rest of us had tears in our eyes; reinforcing the meaning behind our new company signature that started the show, “Then. Now. Forever. Together.

Across YouTube, WWE.com, and WWE social media content during WrestleMania Week, video views hit 1.1 billion, 31 million hours of content was consumed, and WWE-related content saw 115 million engagements. WrestleMania was also the world’s most-social program both nights of the weekend, delivering 71 Twitter trends in the U.S. alone.”

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Stephanie concluded, “It takes the effort of so many different people to make WrestleMania happen, especially during a global pandemic. Thank you to our friends, partners, employees, and of course, our Superstars for making it possible.”

WWE has reverted to its virtual audience following WrestleMania. Hopefully, after the second wave in the United States subsides, fans will be back in the arena in no time.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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