Get ready for something very different, as Wrestlemania 36 will be unlike anything prior to it. The PPV event for 2020 will happen at the Performance Center because of the novel COVID-19 (coronavius) pandemic. Additionally, it will take place over two nights, on both Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. To make matters even worse, wrestlers are pulling out of the show, with the most notable change being Roman Reigns confirming he will not challenge Goldberg for the Universal Championship.
While you may not be able to attend Wrestlemania 36, you can still watch it on the WWE Network when it airs on April 4 and April 5. At the time of this writing, Wrestlemania is still planning on airing at 7 PM ET. Here are the start times for the event depending on where you live around the world.
Main card start time:
- 4 PM PT
- 6 PM CT
- 7 PM PT
- 12 AM BST (April 5 & 6)
- 9 AM AEST (April 5 & 6)
It has been confirmed that there will be a Kickoff Show on WWE Network and on WWE’s YouTube page. Normally, the preshow for Mania lasts two hours, building up to the big event. However, given the two-night nature of this year’s extravaganza, each night will have a one-hour preshow.
If you’re looking to watch Wrestlemania live this year, there are a few ways to do it–and again, you cannot attend the event, sadly. You could order the PPV through your local cable or satellite provider. However, the cheaper way to do it is to get it through the streaming service the WWE Network. Monthly, the service costs $10, and you can stream live events, watch original content–like the excellent recent episode of 24, detailing R-Truth’s rise to fame–or old episodes of Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and more. However, if you’re a first-time subscriber to the network, you can get your first month for free. Additionally, you can check out a lot of content from the service–except for PPVs–free right now.
As for the card of the show, one of the most interesting matches will be Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship. Flair won this year’s Royal Rumble match and got to choose which champion she’ll face at Mania, and she chose Ripley, and this is the first time an NXT champion has been selected to defend their title at Wrestlemania.
Additionally, even though The Fiend lost his title to Goldberg at Super Showdown, WWE still has some interesting plans for the character. He’ll be taking on John Cena, even after Cena walked out to the crowd on the February 28 episode of Smackdown and said he won’t be participating. Check out Cena’s speech for yourself below.
The winner of the women’s Elimination Chamber match, Shayna Baszler, will face Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania. Lynch will be able to get revenge on her for biting her neck. You’ll find all the confirmed matches for Mania below, and while there are 16 matches already on the card, there could be more added–or further changes made to the existing bouts.
Wrestlemania 36 match card:
- Aleister Black vs. Bobby Lashley
- Elias vs. King Corbin
- Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
- John Cena vs. The Fiend (Firefly Funhouse Match)
- The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles (Boneyard Match)
- Edge vs. Randy Orton (Last Man Standing)
- Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
- Street Profits (c) vs. Angel Garza & Austin Theory (Raw Tag Team Championship)
- The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day (Triple Thread Ladder Match for Smackdown Tag Team Championships)
- The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (Women’s Tag Team Championships)
- Sami Zayn (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (Intercontinental Championship)
- Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Lacey Evans vs. Tamina vs. Naomi (5-Way Elimination Match for Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (Raw Women’s Championship)
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (NXT Women’s Championship)
- Goldberg (c) vs. TBD (Universal Championship)
- Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship)
Come back to GameSpot on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 to join the Wrestle Buddies, Chris E. Hayner and Mat Elfring, for full coverage of this unique Wrestlemania event.
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