Video: WWE Fans Told to Take Shelter as Severe Weather Approaches WrestleMania 37

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVApril 10, 2021

TAMPA, FLORIDA - MARCH 07: A general view of Raymond James Stadium behind the outfield bar during the spring training game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field  on March 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Unfortunately for WWE, Mother Nature isn't willing to job for anybody.

Saturday is the first night of the two-night WrestleMania 37 pay-per-view at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. With hours until the show starts, fans were told to seek shelter because of lightning in the area.

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WWE tells fans to seek shelter and prepare for severe weather including lighting at #WrestleMania<br><br>(via @stellar_jl319)pic.twitter.com/cWR0FLcZwo

Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports 360 provided a snapshot of how things look outside the stadium: 

Jon Alba @JonAlba

Should the show start with such, this would easily be the worst #WrestleMania weather ever. Performing will be difficult. #WWE pic.twitter.com/FnioqRFclU

Considering how many outdoor events WWE has staged over the years, it's somewhat surprising that weather hasn't been more of an issue in the past. 

The rain may not be going anywhere. According to The Weather Channel, thunderstorms are expected to continue until 9 p.m. ET, one hour after WrestleMania's scheduled start time.