If you’re not a huge WWE fan, you might not know all the details about this weekend’s WrestleMania 36, broadcasting from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. If you’re more of a sports fan but looking for anything to stay entertained during the worldwide quarantine, we’re here for you! Here’s all the information you can use about the Showcase of The Immortals, WrestleMania 2020.
What is WrestleMania?
It’s the biggest night in the WWE every year, think the Super Bowl and World Series rolled into one. Some of the matches have been planned as much as a year in advance, and though this show was originally scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for a sold out crowd, now it will be without any fans in the stands due to the coronavirus. It will be like playing the NBA Finals in an empty high school gym, and will look and feel very weird.
How can I watch it?
You’ll need the WWE Network, which normally costs $9.95 per month. But good news: You can get a free trial to watch all of this weekend’s festivities! It also gives you access to the overwhelming majority of the WWE’s library, which can be fun to go see some classics you might remember from your childhood.
When is WrestleMania?
This is the first WrestleMania to be shown across two nights: the broadcast begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th.
Who is wrestling?
Here’s the complete list of matches we know are happening. We don’t know the order of these matches, that’s one of the things that keeps “smart” wrestling fans guessing leading up to the show.
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
- Goldberg (c) vs. Braun Strowman (WWE Universal Championship)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (Raw Women’s Championship)
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (NXT Women’s Championship)
- Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina Snuka (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
- Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (Intercontinental championship)
- The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championship) (Ladder match)
- Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing match)
- Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (Boneyard match)
- John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt (Firefly Fun House match)
- Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
- Elias vs. Baron Corbin
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
As you can see, 11 of the 14 matches are either for a championship (which is the belt, but WWE announcers or performers never, ever, ever call it a belt), or have a “special stipulation” added. No steel cages this time, but plenty of other ways to make the action more engaging.
Can I gamble on this?
Not on who wins with your own money in the United States, but you can enter the WrestleMania Challenge contest from DraftKings and possibly win $5000 if you can answer that and 11 other questions about the card correctly! Just make sure to enter before the 7 p.m. start of the broadcast.
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