While other sporting and entertainment events might have shut down or paused for the time being, the WrestleMania this weekend will still continue and will be offering the most interesting experience you ever seen this year.
While the event was initially scheduled to take place right at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, the event will happen at the WWE Performance Center training facility where there will be no Fans….YEAH!
WrestleMania 36 will also take place over two nights (Saturday and Sunday) instead of the usual one-night spectacular.
While we can’t fathom what the experience will be like considering being a close-door competition, it was even met with lots of criticism from pundits as to why the event is still being scheduled to take place despite the huge health risk this might pose on the athletes.
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With health organizations clamoring on the fact that people should stay indoor and should socially distant from one another, we honestly think this might not be a great idea after all. But as you all know, this is an entertainment and majority of the WrestleMania 36 events are said to have been already been recorded so you might just have to relax and watch as the show unfolds.
Whether that’ll be possible, with no crowd for the wrestlers to perform to, is another question I mean we all know the impact of the large crowd and interesting noise and commentary which is part of what makes the WrestleMania events super interesting.
The top of the match will be Brock Lesnar defending his WWE championship rigt up against Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre which would be an interesting match if you consider the prowess and the kind of entertainment these two guys can perform.
Aside that, John Cena is also expected to face Bray Wyatt while The Undertaker will face AJ Styles in a WrestleMania match. Another interesting competition would’ve been that of Roman Reigns competing right up against Goldberg for the Universal Championship even but then pulled out so it’s a title defense right against Braun Strowman.
Perhaps the wildest element of this WrestleMania is that Roman Reigns was scheduled to face Goldberg for the Universal Championship, but pulled out of this championship match. Instead, the WCW legend will defend his title against Braun Strowman.
When will the WrestleMania 36 start?
The event is expected to take place right in Orlando where the Performance Center is situated. The date is Saturday, April 4 (Yesterday) through to Sunday 5th at 7 PM ET (4PM PT)
If you’re a WWE Network subscriber — at $9.99 a month, but free for one month for new subscribers — you can watch WWE WrestleMania live for free. Otherwise, if you are looking for how to watch WrestleMania, you’ll need to contact your local cable provider and pay a separate fee to watch.
But if you’re not in the US but from the UK, the event will happen at midnight Sunday (April 5th) through to Monday (6th) and as for Australia, it will start by 9AM AEDT on both Sunday and Monday.
Who is up against who?
- WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.
- Universal Championship: Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman.
- Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler.
- Firefly Funhouse match: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt.
- Edge vs. Randy Orton.
- Boneyard match: The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair.
- Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins.
- Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks vs. Tamina.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championships ladder match: The Miz and John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos.
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits (c) vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory.
- Elias vs. Baron Corbin.
- Women’s Tag Team Championships: The Kabuki Warriors vs. Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss.
- Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler.
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley.
Yep, that’s a lot of matches. We don’t yet know which matches will take place on which night though so just stay glued to enjoy the matches to the fullest.
How to watch: WWE Network, Fite TV apps
You can start (or restart) a subscription to the WWE Network here:WATCH AT WWE. The monthly subscription fee for this is $9..99 (US) and £9.99 (UK). New subscribers get a free month but can be canceled at anytime.
Also you can just watch the match as a one-off Pay-per-view purchase on different cable and satellite TV systems so keep up today.