WWE Network unveils WrestleMania Week programming

03/31/2014 5:47 PM

03/31/2014 5:48 PM

WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, has unveiled its programming lineup for WrestleMania Week, which includes the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an expanded two-hour WrestleMania pre-show and concludes with WrestleMania 30, all live from New Orleans.

Fans can subscribe to WWE Network by signing up exclusively at WWE.com, clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar and creating an account. Upon signing up, fans will instantly have access to live and scheduled programming as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library.

• The WrestleMania Week programming line-up on WWE Network includes:

WrestleMania Press Conference

Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. EST

Before WWE takes over New Orleans and Randy Orton defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat match against Batista and the winner of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, all four WrestleMania headliners will come face-to-face on Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. EST at the Hard Rock Café in New York City live on WWE Network.

They will be joined by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WrestleMania 30 host Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena to offer a preview of this year’s historic event.

WrestleMania Today LIVE

Thursday, April 3-Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. EST

WrestleMania Today will premiere with three nights of live coverage on Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. EST originating from WrestleMania Axxess.

Hosted by WWE’s Josh Mathews Booker T and Alex Riley, the two-hour show will welcome in-studio guests including WWE Legends and Superstars as they analyze the biggest matches at WrestleMania 30. WWE reporters Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Tom Philips will cover all the action live from the Axxess floor.

Legends of WrestleMania

Friday, April 4 at 10 p.m. EST

Legends of WrestleMania premieres on Friday, April 4 at 10 p.m. EST featuring a round table discussion with WrestleMania Legends as they look back at their greatest WrestleMania moments.

Fans will hear never-before-told stories about WrestleMania as well as commentary on the biggest matches at WrestleMania 30.

WrestleMania Weekend Marathon

Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6

The weekend will be highlighted by a marathon of WrestleMania themed programming from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6. On Friday, April 4, WWE Network will air a replay of WrestleMania 25 from Houston at 2 p.m. EST.

Then, on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, fans can see blocks of WrestleMania Rewind from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. EST, a show that takes a comprehensive look back at the most groundbreaking matches and dramatic moments in WrestleManiahistory.

Immediately following WrestleMania Rewind on Saturday, WrestleMania 26 airs at 9 a.m. EST and WrestleMania 27 at 1 p.m. EST. WrestleMania 28 and WrestleMania 29 air Sunday, April 6 at 9 a.m. EST and 1 p.m. EST, respectively.

WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Saturday, April 5 at 9 p.m. EST

For the first time ever, the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live in its entirety on Saturday, April 5 at 9 p.m. EST from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. On the eve of WrestleMania 30, a new class of inductees will join WWE Legends from the past as they are enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include The Ultimate Warrior®, Jake The Snake Roberts, Lita, Razor Ramon, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon and Mr. T.

At 8 p.m. EST, one hour prior to the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, WWE Network will air a live red carpet arrival show hosted by Michael Cole and Renee Young. The show will consist of interviews with WWE Legends, Superstars and Divas as they arrive to celebrate history and welcome in the new inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame.

WrestleMania 30 Pre-Show

Sunday, April 6 at 5 p.m. EST

WWE has expanded its WrestleMania pre-show to two hours for the first time ever. The first hour will simulcast across all WWE platforms, including WWE Network, WWE.com, WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pheed beginning Sunday, April 6 at 5 p.m. EST.

During the second hour, WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos will defend their titles in a Fatal 4-Way match against Los Matadores, Ryback and Curtis Axel and The Real Americans, which can be seen exclusively on WWE Network.

WrestleMania 30

Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EST

WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza , WrestleMania 30, will air live on Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. EST.

More than 70,000 fans from all 50 states and more than 30 countries are expected to converge on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Current WWE Superstars will be joined by a host of WWE Legends for a celebration 30 years in the making. Featured matches include the first-ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, The Undertaker defending his epic WrestleMania winning streak against Brock Lesnar, John Cena battling Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Batista and the winner of a showdown between Daniel Bryan® and Triple H.

• For a full WrestleMania Week on WWE Network schedule click

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/wrestlemania-week-on-wwe-network-schedule

• WWE Network is the first-ever 24/7 streaming network that provides access to live and scheduled programming as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library.

Available for only $9.99 a month – with a six month commitment – fans can subscribe at www.WWE.com.

WWE Network is available through the WWE App on TV via connected devices including Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360. WWE Network is also available through the WWE App on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices and Android devices, as well as on desktops and laptops via www.WWE.com.

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