8:12 p.m. update: The rain has begun at Raymond James Stadium and this will be something to keep an eye on.
The two-day event that is Wrestlemania 37 is about to get underway in Tampa, Florida, but inclement weather could be in the cards for the biggest event on the WWE calendar. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. ET with a chance for small hail and gusty winds up to 21 mph.
This radar image is rather ominous.
The event is taking place outdoors, marking the second time in three years Wrestlemania has taken place under the stars. It was scheduled to be in Tampa last year but the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in Tampa’s hosting duties getting bumped back one year.
The rain is not ideal for those in attendance at Raymond James Stadium, but it likely won’t be a big problem for most of the matches. It would appear from this video that the ring itself should be able to be covered for matches. Of course, odds seem decent somebody wants to take a bump off one of the pirate ships, and that exposure raises concerns.
This will be something to track throughout the evening. There’s a chance of showers on Sunday, but it appears to be less of a concern than Saturday.