There was a “severe thunderstorm warning” earlier today in Tampa, but weather reports say that the rain should be clear by 8 PM tonight in time for the start of WrestleMania.
Scattered thunderstorms are still expected at 7 PM, but from 8PM – 12AM, the weather report is just cloudy with no thunderstorms.
WWE said that there was a “sell-out crowd of 25,675 fans” at night one of WrestleMania last night.
Around the same amount is expected tonight.
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2021
Sasha Banks had a pretty bad looking welt on her side after taking a hair whip from Bianca Belair last night.
— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) April 11, 2021
But according to PWInsider, both Banks and Belair were “ecstatic” after the match.
Banks was seen smiling as Belair was celebrating to close the show.
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— Those Wrestling Girls (@TWrestlingGirls) April 11, 2021
Hulk Hogan was booed by a decent chunk of the crowd during his and Titus’s segment at the beginning of the show. On the broadcast, WWE appeared to be pumping in some fake cheers.
— WrestlingNews.co – WWE/AEW News (@WrestlingNewsCo) April 11, 2021
During the weather delay at the start of the show, WWE had wrestler do backstage promos to fill time, and they were all pretty much unscripted and off-the-cuff.
PWInsider says that stage managers were scrambling to grab anyone they could to do a backstage interview, and wrestlers were “basically told to say whatever they wanted.”
It was an interesting part of the show, seeing wrestlers improvise rather than doing typical heavily-scripted WWE promos.