Reason Expected Pirate Ship Jump Didn’t Happen At Wrestlemania 37
Upon WWE’s announcement that WrestleMania 36 would be taking place from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida, Kevin Owens made his intentions of jumping off of the stadium’s pirate ship clear.
WrestleMania was then moved to the WWE Performance Center, however, this didn’t stop Owens from achieving at least part of his goal. During his match with Seth Rollins, Owens leaped from the giant WrestleMania sign onto the Messiah and commentary table below.
Following WWE’s announcement that WrestleMania 37 would be taking place from the Raymond James Stadium, also being the first show since the pandemic with a crowd, fans called for Owens to jump from the ship.
In the end, this didn’t happen for various reasons, however, according to Fightful Select (subscription required), the main issue wasn’t what most fans predicted.
Fightful noted that Owens’ match against Sami Zayn being non-stipulated was a major barrier for the spot. The report also noted that the pirate ship WWE incorporated into the stage was larger than many expected, with the bad weather, which delayed WrestleMania, putting an end to the idea. The spot wasn’t in the plans for the final stages of the match, which did go as planned.
“There was discussions between talent and creative throughout the week, but the match not being no-DQ proved a big hurdle.”
Owens’ match would see him defeat his former best friend turned rival Sami Zayn, before hitting YouTuber Logan Paul who was sat ringside with a stunner.