At a press conference, Ric Flair said that if he loses his match tonight at WrestleMania, he will never wrestle again under any circumstance. Flair also added that he may be a manager at some point, but would never wrestle. Flair was fighting back tears during his speech.
WWE is apparently papering the last 5,000 to 7,000 seats or so because they are unable to sell them. This would be the first time Wrestlemania has been papered during the last few days since WrestleMania 8 or 9. Additionally, paid ticket sales as of last weekend were about 60,000, with about 6-7,000 given away to promotional partners, contests, friends, families, etc. Despite the heavy papering, the event has brought in $5.7 million, which would a North American pro wrestling record, and a top three gate of all-time, behind two New Japan Tokyo Dome events in the 1990’s.
The latest weather forecast for Orlando is 69 degrees and a 40% chance of intermittent rain during the event.