WrestleMania 37 got off to a delayed start with severe weather coming through Tampa and Raymond James Stadium.
The show started at 8 p.m. ET, but the action didn't begin until roughly 8:40 p.m. ET as WWE tarped the ring and tried to dry the surfaces from the rain.
Unfortunately, not every surface was 100% dry as Mandy Rose slipped during her entrance in the Tag Team Turmoil bout. A crew was sent out to dry the ramp after the mishap.
AEW President Tony Khan has dealt with weather issues over the last year as AEW has held events outdoors at Daily's Place in Jacksonville since the pandemic started. Taking to social media, Khan reflected on how he dealt with the issues.
On Wednesday Nov. 11, sideways rain was blowing in, our elevated ring wasn’t affected but I felt the ringside mats were slippery & unsafe. 10 minutes to showtime I had a lightbulb idea to lay down carpet at ringside & remembered we had a Red Carpet. It totally solved the problem.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 11, 2021
Also I’m not trolling anyone, I just think it’s a safe approach that I thought would be worth mentioning. It occurred to me last minute too, and it would’ve tremendously affected the matches that night if I hadn’t done it, + it potentially prevented some injuries from occurring.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 11, 2021
Tony is just trying to help everyone.