WWE’s WrestleMania 29 is Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and the open-air stadium has raised questions leading into the marquee event about the weather.
The East Coast’s weather during the spring is notoriously fickle—especially April and its showers—and the thought of the WWE’s biggest show dealing with bad weather has been a hurdle the company has dealt with in the months leading to WrestleMania.
UPDATE: Sunday, April 7, 6:40 p.m. ET by Donald Wood
The action is about to get started at MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29, and the weather continues to cooperate. According to NY1’s weather team, it’s a comfortable 54 degrees with a slight breeze (14 MPH) in East Rutherford. The stage has been set for a beautiful night.
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UPDATE: Sunday, April 7, 5:00 p.m. ET by Donald Wood
As of 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, East Rutherford, N.J. was a cool 56 degrees and experiencing plenty of sun before WrestleMania finally kicks off. The elements continue to hold up and Weather.com continues to suggest that no precipitation is expected.
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Now that the WWE Universe sits on the cusp of the biggest show of the year, the final weather forecast couldn’t be more ideal.
According to Weather.com, the sun will be blocked out by the clouds at points during the day, keeping the temperature in the very manageable mid-50s (degrees Fahrenheit) until sunset.
As seen by WWE’s ring announcer Justin Robert’s Twitter account, the sun is not being shy about joining the WrestleMania party:
Justin Roberts @JustinRoberts
For those asking what the weather is like out here at MetLife stadium...here's a picture! #WrestleMania http://t.co/UD5oasLPtx4/7/2013, 3:42:34 PM
After it gets dark, the temperature will drop to the lower-50s, and the chance of precipitation rises to 20 percent. There is no rain expected during WrestleMania, but the weather service is not ruling out the possibility completely.
As interesting as it would be to see The Rock and John Cena work a match in the pouring rain (the ring itself is covered by a giant lighting rig), the fact that the biggest pay-per-view of 2013 should go off without one hitch from the weather is the right way to start the festivities.
If you will be attending the event, it would be worthy to wear a few layers of clothing and bring a jacket. The breeze tends to whip through MetLife Stadium (10-20 mph) and could result in an even colder wind chill in the stands.
No rain gear will be needed, though.
While the air may be chilly in the tri-state area, the wrestling action inside MetLife Stadium will keep the fans in attendance and those watching at home warm with excitement.
Mother Nature knows better than to cross Vince McMahon.
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