Wrestlemania 37 Night 1 Was Delayed Due to Thunderstorm
Wrestlemania faced a big weather delay, but the threat only lasted less than an hour.
On April 10 at Night 1 of Wrestlemania 37, the weather in Tampa, Florida wasn't cooperating with Raymond James Stadium, and the show kicked off with a delay. As the event started live on Peacock, fans in attendance had to leave their seats and head to safety inside. This is the first time in Wrestlemania history that there's been a rain delay for a live event.
After the delay was confirmed, they cut to various superstars cutting promos and hyping up their respective matches, including Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley who even said that if the match has to be fought backstage, they'll do it. Around 8:30 PM ET, the promo package for Lashley vs. McIntyre began playing, as the severe weather has passed.
Eventually, fans were allowed back in, and as the saying goes, the show must go on. However, WWE fans and even some personnel had some fun in the meantime trying to make the most out of this dreary situation.
Vince McMahon beat God in a wrestling match in 2006 (i think that was the year), and son of a bitch, Vince did again. Lightning storm in Tampa? Vanished.— Devin Thee Stallion (@Dvonheat) April 10, 2021
As far the storm goes in Tampa, I think this is God’s way of sayin that he really wants to see The Undertaker wrestle at #WrestleMania— WellsMania Podcast (@WellsMania) April 10, 2021
Of course, WWE producer Hurricane Shane Helms having the most fun and still on the clock.
We'll have all of your Wrestlemania 37 coverage, delays, and all, as the night progresses. And remember, you can check out Chris Jericho on the Broken Skull Sessions. Additionally, check out live results for Night 2 of Wrestlemania.
Last week, Xavier Woods spoke with GameSpot about his upcoming Wrestlemania match against AJ Styles and Omos, and Woods had some not-so-nice words about Omos's fashion choices. "If you want to rock the bathroom custodian look, you know, if you want to offer me a mint after my match and some hand sanitizer, that's cool but I mean it's not what I would wear, but do you," Woods said. "[The turtlenecks] look good on him, I'll be honest. His fashion choices are strange to me because sometimes he's wearing a big coat. I'm shirtless, and I'm sweating.
"I don't weigh as much as you. I'm not as tall as you, so I know that your body is overclocking right now you are dripping from the pits, why do you have this on? I don't think he thinks about his fashion choices. I think he just kinda throws stuff on. His mom lays it out on the bed for him--or maybe AJ. That's okay if you want to live your life like that, but I'm a grown man. I dress myself. I pick my own clothes. That's just me, though, but if it's not you that's okay."