April 2, 2017, in Orlando
While WWE's main event over at Camping World Stadium drew a huge crowd to see the Undertaker's final match – along with several hours of high-flying drama beforehand – the circus-like atmosphere of Wrestlemania extended all over Orlando for a week. Starting with the unveiling of a giant championship belt suspended from the flagpoles at the eastern edge of Lake Eola, wrestling mania took over Orlando with pop-up events at clubs, amateur wrestling nights, special ticketed Q&As with wrestling legends, podcast recordings – you name it. We're just thankful that the folding metal chair manufacturers convention wasn't in town at the same time, or else the city might have been taken to the mat permanently.
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