WWE Had Talks with Rob Gronkowski for WrestleMania 37 Appearance
A recent episode of the Pardon My Take podcast had Triple H as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Triple H revealing that WWE had talks with Rob Gronkowski in regards to him making a guest appearance at this weekend’s WrestleMania 37 event.
“It’s a possibility. I know it’s been discussed. I’m of the opinion that as the first opportunity with Gronk was happening and we were meeting with him around the Super Bowl, you kind of don’t know what Gronk is going to do until Gronk does what he’s going to do. You can have a lot of conversations but until he actually shows up, I don’t know if it’s going to happen. There have been conversations around that. As always, there’s going to be a lot of celebrity influence.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
TV Schedule for WWE’s WrestleMania 37 Week Shows
The full television schedule and airing length for WWE’s shows during WrestleMania 37 week reportedly were recently released, according to the Wrestling Observer and Post Wrestling.
Post Wrestling’s John Pollock reported that tonight’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be three hours in length but split up into two shows. The first show will air from 8PM EST to 9:30PM and will feature the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Class. The second show will air from 9:30PM to 11PM EST and will feature the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver on April 7th is currently listed to be two hours in length plus any potential overrun on both the USA Network and NBC’s Peacock. Night 2 on April 8th is currently listed to be two hours and fifteen minutes in length. Both nights will start at 8PM EST.
Meltzer also reported that both nights of WrestleMania 37 on April 10th and 11th will be three hours in length and will each include a one hour pre-show. The pre-show is currently listed to start at 7PM EST and the main show is listed to start at 8PM EST.
Updated WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ratings
This past Friday’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew a final viewership of 2,137,000 on FOX, according to Showbuzz Daily. This was up compared to the initial overnight number of 2,036,000 viewers on the network.