WWE Releases Complete Wrestlemania Week Network Schedule
Wrestlemania 32 is right around the corner, which means we’ll be getting an entire week of special Wrestlemania-themed programming on the WWE Network.
Some of the programs scheduled to air are all-new, original specials, such as the latest WWE 24 titled Thank You Daniel, which celebrates the career of Daniel Bryan while providing unprecedented backstage insight into his emotional farewell on Monday Night Raw last month. We’ll also have a new episode of Legends With JBL featuring 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Michael Hayes, a new episode of the Stone Cold Podcast with hardcore legend Mick Foley, the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony with red carpet pre-show, and the hotly-anticipated NXT Takeover: Dallas. All this, in addition to live update broadcasts from WrestleMania Axxess, the fan festival leading up to the big show (Wrestlemania, that is. Not Paul Wight). WWE is going all-out for Wrestlemania week, and it looks like fans will be the ones benefiting from it.
Check out the complete Wrestlemania Week WWE Network schedule below:
Monday, March 28
– “WWE 24: Thank You Daniel” following Monday’s Raw. Witness Daniel Bryan’s emotional farewell, as WWE 24 cameras bring you unprecedented access inside the last day of his stellar career.
Tuesday, March 29
– 8:00 p.m. EST: “Legends with JBL: Michael Hayes.” JBL sits down with 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Michael Hayes and discusses the Fabulous Freebirds’s legendary career in the ring, his creative role behind-the-scenes, as well as the controversies surrounding him.
Wednesday, March 30
– 8:00 p.m. EST: NXT leading into Takeover. With only two days to go before his re-match for Finn Bálor’s title at NXT Takeover: Dallas, Samoa Joe is in action against Bull Dempsey. Fans will also get an exclusive look at the upcoming NXT Takeover match between NXT Women’s champion Bayley and Asuka.
– 9:00 p.m. EST: WWE Ride Along with Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Paige, and Alicia Fox. On the road to WrestleMania, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose get chased by fans, while Paige and Alicia Fox engage in some Divas hijinks! Hear inside stories and witness over-the-top hilarity that can only take place within the confines of a car.
Thursday, March 31
– 10:00 p.m. EST: Stone Cold Live Podcast with Mick Foley following Smackdown on USA Network. WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin hosts a no-holds-barred interview with the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, Live from WrestleMania Axxess.
Friday, April 1
– 10:00 p.m. EST: NXT Takeover: Dallas. The biggest names in NXT face off in front of a sold-out crowd at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. NXT Champion Finn Bálor puts the NXT Championship on the line against Samoa Joe, NXT Women’s Champion Bayley will defend her title against Asuka, and Jason Jordan and Chad Gable will face (The Rising) for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Saturday, April 2
– 7:00 p.m. EST: WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Join host Maria Menounos and WWE announcer Byron Saxton from the red carpet at WWE’s most glamourous event of the year. Watch all the glitz and glamour as Superstars, Divas, Legends, and celebrities tell all on the eve of WrestleMania.
– 8:00 p.m. EST: 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony from the AAC. Sting, The Fabulous Freebirds, Big Boss Man, Godfather, Jacqueline, and Stan Hansen will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The WrestleMania eve tradition will telecast from the sold-out American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Sunday, April 3
– 5:00 p.m. EST: WrestleMania Pre-Show from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The WWE Universe prepares for the biggest event of the year with the annualWrestleMania Kickoff show. This year’s show starts the night off with one ofWrestleMania’s fastest-growing traditions, the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, featuring 20 Superstars.
– 7:00 p.m. EST: WrestleMania 32 from AT&T Stadium. An unprecedented sold-out crowd is expected at AT&T Stadium for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania. Triple H will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar takes on Dean Ambrose in a no-holds-barred street fight, Shane McMahon returns to in-ring action for the first time in seven years to face Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell, and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte puts her title on the line in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
This is a pretty strong schedule of shows, and the sort of thing WWE needs to do more often if they want to bump up subscriber numbers. Themed programming weeks are a great way to drum up interest, and I’m genuinely stoked to see some of these programs, such as the Hall of Fame Ceremony, NXT Takeover, and especially WWE 24 on Daniel Bryan. For my money, WWE 24 is the best show on the Network, and the focus on Daniel Bryan should result in a pretty compelling documentary.
But what are you looking forward to? What do you think of the programs on-tap for Wrestlemania Week? Sound off in the comments!
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