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'Photo for the ages': Iconic WrestleMania moment goes viral

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Commentators Michael Cole (pictured left) and Samoan Joe (pictured right) at WrestleMania 37 in ponchos.
WrestleMania 37 marked the first time fans returned to the WWE but due to severe weather the show was delayed prompting this photo going viral. (Image: Twitter)

WrestleMania 37 marks a historic moment for the sports entertainment company with fans returning to the showpiece event, but things initially did not go to plan.

Covid-19 has affected the wrestling entertainment business like many sports around the world after fans could not attend live shows.

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This resulted in the WWE taking shows to their performance centre and creating a screen in the background of the broadcast with a live feed to fans who wanted to be seen cheering on from their living room.

But the vaccine rollout across America prompted the WWE - much like the UFC - to announce WrestleMania 37 would take part in front of a number of fans at Tampa Bay, Florida.

However, what was meant to be a historic moment for the outdoor Raymond James Stadium turned out to be a disaster.

Severe rain passed over the stadium as fans were taking their seat.

One fan filmed a PA announcement telling fans to evacuate their seats and head inside as the show was delayed.

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Iconic WrestleMania 37 image goes viral

The severe weather prompted an "iconic" image from the showpiece event, which went viral.

Commentators Michael Cole and Samoan Joe appeared before the show on the broadcast in ponchos.

The pair were absolutely drenched as they battled the rain.

Fans couldn't get enough of the image, which was labelled a 'photo for the ages' due to its unique manner in the history of the business.

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Fortunately, the show was able to get underway with many fans praising the live audience for the first time in more than a year.

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