We noted earlier today how weather could affect WrestleMania 37 weekend. Thunderstorms were expected to hit the Bay Area between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Currently, weather has indeed affected WrestleMania. In the video below, a fan recorded an announcement over the PA system to tell fans to evacuate their seats and move indoors due to severe weather in the area. Other fans have confirmed this tweeting out the same message.
There is currently no official statement from WWE as to whether or not the show will be held as planned. The WrestleMania Kickoff begins at 7 p.m. ET, and the main card will start at 8 p.m. ET.
Most of the rain is expected to be gone by Sunday with only lingering showers expected. WrestleMania 37 is set to welcome in 25,000 fans each night.
stadium officials announced that the delay has been lifted, and fans were able to return to their seats. Gates and parking were also opened back up.
“WEATHER UPDATE: lightning threat has passed, all parking and gates are back OPEN! Fans may return to their seats. Free parking at HCC is now closed. Thanks for being patient fans!,” the stadium wrote on Twitter.
It was reported by Fightful Select that the rough weather that caused the delay actually ripped down some of the WrestleMania 37 set. It was noted that men in hard hats were sent up to fix flags that were on top of the pirate ship that was built on the set, and anything else that needed to be adjusted. WWE had tarped off the video screens to protect them from the weather, and a lot of the floor seating had blown over before being fixed.
It’s worth noting that weather forecasts indicate that there could be more rain throughout the night. Kayla Braxton noted on the Kickoff pre-show, which just now started (report here), that it was sprinkling on she and her panel – Peter Rosenberg and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T, Jerry Lawler and JBL. They all joked about the rain and acted like it was no major problem.
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