It’s WrestleMania day, folks! Grappling Christmas! The Grandaddy of the All! The WWE’s version of the Super Bowl, etc. And for many folks, it’s the culmination of months of travel planning and a truly absurd amount of money spent on getting to New York City and getting a prime seat inside MetLife Stadium for the annual showcase of professional wrestling’s biggest and baddest. But some got a rude awakening after arriving in the stadium thanks to production lights rigged up for the event that were, would you believe, preventing people from seeing anything.
Social media has lit up, pun absolutely intended, with punters inside the stadium complaining that the powerful red and yellow production lights are blinding them and preventing them from seeing the ring.
Cop this absolute rude view, for god’s sake.
@wwe I didn't pay 307$, fly from Canada, only to have to watch WrestleMania through a tv screen cause the lights have burn out my eyes!! Section 124 row 25!!!! #SeeingSpotsNotSeeingRing pic.twitter.com/zPMfNnZS48— Mark Robertson (@Noneedfor1972) April 8, 2019
New WrestleMania slogan: “If the obstructed views don’t ruin your experience, the blinding lights will.” pic.twitter.com/KlZFuS3XYi— Kayfabe News (@KayfabeNews) April 7, 2019
The lights got so bloody annoying that fans began interrupting the broadcast by chanting for them to be turned off.
During the event’s second match between AJ Styles and Randy Orton, officials finally took heed of the growing fan disquiet and shut the red and yellow lights off. Cue: Absolute scenes.
So apparently there has been bright yellow light on above the ring since the sun went down & it has been blinding everyone in the crowd. The light turning off got a yes chant #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/pgTKMAjODw— Pro Wrestling Ultd (@PWUnlimited) April 8, 2019
And while that peaceful resolution lasted for a solid half an hour or so, WWE officials took the quelled crowd as a cue to replace the slightly annoying red and yellow lights with an absolutely blinding white one, somehow cocking everything up even harder than before.
WrestleMania tier one ticket perks: Commemorative cup. Holographic lanyard. Mild retina damage.
Kofi better win now otherwise shit is going to kick the hell off.