The bathrooms at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans are undergoing special reinforcements this week in preparation for the sudden influx of wrestling fans that will inundate the facilities during the Divas match at WrestleMania.
Nearly 80,000 spectators will attend WrestleMania 30 on April 6, nearly all of whom will simultaneously storm the restrooms when the cast members of Total Divas make an appearance for five minutes of hair-pulling.
The Superdome is equipped with 35 restrooms, all of which are being fitted with heavy-duty plumbing, stronger flushing mechanisms, and a “overflow trench” in case of emergency sewage disposal needs.
The Divas match has been carefully scheduled on the event so it is buttressed on either side by marquee attractions — Daniel Bryan versus Triple-H, and The Undertaker versus Brock Lesnar — to allow the plumbing time to “recover” from the Divas match onslaught.
It is believed that, of the 75,000 people in attendance, only those with severe bladder control disorders will use the restrooms during the Undertaker-Lesnar showdown.
Health officials fear the Superdome’s plumbing might fail if Eva Marie spends too much time in the ring, resulting in a sanitation crisis worse than when the stadium served as a shelter after Hurricane Katrina.