Night One WrestleMania 37 officially got underway on time at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday night. Unfortunately, after an opening introduction from Vince McMahon and a musical performance by Bebe Rexha, Michael Cole announced that a rain delay would force the start of the show to be delayed. A separate storm hit the stadium hours before the show, forcing fans who were already in the stadium to take cover while fans were backed up trying to get inside the building.
WWE filled up the time by having wrestlers give backstage interviews, while fans in the arena were instructed to take shelter.
We’ll need to wait just a little bit longer to see the EPIC clash between @fightbobby and @DMcIntyreWWE for the #WWETitle at #WrestleMania! Action will resume when weather conditions permit. pic.twitter.com/LPPLVtjBlX— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2021
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After a promo from Shane McMahon, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre nearly came to blows after trading promos. Other stars like The New Day, Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens were given the chance to cut unscripted promos to fill time.
Michael Cole and Samoa Joe then popped up on screen to say the show was five minutes away from getting underway.
Once the show gets underway, here's what WrestleMania Night One has in store:
- WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The New Day vs. AJ Styles & Omos
- Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs. The Miz and John Morrison
- Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon (Steel Cage)
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
- Lana & Naomi vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Billie Kay & Carmella (Tag Team Turmoil Match)