Randy Orton has apologised to fans for the lighting problems at WWE WrestleMania 35 on Sunday night.
Though it may not have been obvious to those watching the event on television, many of those in attendance at New York’s MetLife Stadium struggled to see the action due to the lighting erected above the ring.
A fan chant making reference to the blinding lights rose up from the crowd during Orton’s match with AJ Styles.
Taking to Instagram after the event,Randy Orton, The Viper apologised on behalf of WWE, posting an image of the obstructed view some fans had to put up with.
‘For the live crowd that saw this tonight during my match at #WM #wrestlemania at Met Life Stadium tonight, I would like to apologize on behalf of @WWE for screwing up and shining a bright light in your eyes for 95% of our match,’ he said.
‘You missed a really great fucking match.’
You probably heard a fan chant during AJ Styles and Randy Orton match at WrestleMania 35 yesterday (April 7) which didn’t seem to have anything to do with the action in the ring. Orton played to the crowd as part of it, but for those of us at home, it was never entirely clear what was going on.
Thanks to this Instagram from the Viper, now we know. And if you’d paid hundreds or thousands of dollars for ‘Mania tickets and this was in your face, blinding you from seeing the second match on the main card? You’d chant too
Nice of the Viper to apologize, and very on brand to both not give af if he steps on toes at WWE by acknowledging this production screw-up, and for highly rating his own match.