Everyone is anxiously awaiting WrestleMania 32 on Sunday, April 3, but there is so much that is going to take place leading up to the event. WrestleMania week is always a lot of fun, and WWE Network gives fans a great bunch of new opportunities to prepare for the huge Pay-Per-View. All week, there is great programming leading into NXT Takeover: Dallas, the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, and WrestleMania 32.
Yes, fans do want to see all the matches which are just one week away, but there is plenty to tide them over until then. WWE Network has updated their schedule for the week and detailed everything that fans can enjoy while waiting for the big PPV.
While there is something airing on WWE Network all day and night, some of the special WrestleMania programs are what you’ll want to focus on. Spread throughout the week, though, re-airings of past WrestleMania events will be included.
Monday, March 28
Right after Monday Night Raw tomorrow, there will be a special called “WWE 24: Thank You Daniel” which details the last day of Daniel Bryan‘s wrestling career. Yes, his retirement speech was shown for all to see on the USA Network, but there is much more.
“Witness Daniel Bryan’s emotional farewell, as WWE 24 cameras bring you unprecedented access inside the last day of his stellar career.”
This will air immediately following Raw. Earlier in the day, WrestleMania 31 will air a couple of times for everyone to relive.
Tuesday, March 29
There will be a new edition of Legends With JBL in which he’s going to speak with 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Michael “P.S.” Hayes. An icon of wrestling, a true legend, and the overall leader of the Fabulous Freebirds, Hayes will surely have some great stories to tell.
It will air at 3 p.m. ET and then again at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, March 30
At 4 p.m., there’s a new episode of WWE Ride Along, and it has some of the superstars dealing with trying to get to WrestleMania.
“On the road to WrestleMania, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose get chased by fans, while Paige and Alicia Fox engage in some Divas hijinks!”
Later that night, WWE NXT will air at 8 p.m., and it is the final episode before NXT Takeover: Dallas which will take place live on Friday night.
Throughout the day, there will also be a number of replays of Hayes on Legends With JBL.
Thursday, March 31
WrestleMania Rewind will have one episode at 3 p.m. ET and it relives two classic Bret Hart matches from WrestleMania X where he took on his brother, Owen Hart, and then Yokozuna later in the night. Another episode airs at 4 p.m. ET and focuses on the rivalry between Triple H and The Undertaker before their match at WrestleMania XXVII.
The Stone Cold Podcast has a new live edition airing at 10 p.m. ET on the WWE Network, and it’s going to be one of the best yet.
“WWE Hall of Famer and Icon Stone Cold Steve Austin has a no holds barred LIVE interview with the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley!”
Friday, April 1
Now, this is when things really get going as NXT Takeover: Dallas takes place live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. It begins at 10 p.m. ET, and it will have a card of great matches with the stars of today and the future.
- Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
- NXT Tag Team Championship: The Revival (c) vs. America Alpha
- Apollo Crews vs. Elias Samson
- Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
- NXT Championship: Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa Joe
Saturday, April 2
On Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET, host Maria Menounos hosts a red carpet arrival and pre-show for the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony where the class of 2016 will be inducted. At 8 p.m. ET, the inductees will go into the hall, led by the icon known as Sting.
The full class is as follows:
- Stan Hansen
- Big Boss Man
- The Fabulous Freebirds
- The Godfather
- Jacqueline Moore
Sunday, April 3
On Sunday afternoon, the big event officially begins with the WrestleMania Kickoff show at 5 p.m. ET, and it is expected that three matches will take place during the first two hours. Beginning at 7 p.m. ET, WrestleMania 32 will air live from AT&T Stadium and there are plenty of great matches to enjoy on the WWE Network.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
- Divas Championship: Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
- No Holds Barred Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
- Hell in a Cell: Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker
- 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
- The Dudley Boyz vs. The Usos
- Battle for Tag Team Supremacy: The New Day (c) vs. League of Nations
- United States Championship: Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback
- Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. The Miz vs. Sin Cara
- AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho – Rumored
- Multi-Divas Tag Team Match – Rumored
WrestleMania week is a lot more than just the big Pay-Per-View on Sunday and determining supremacy at the biggest wrestling event of the year. WWE Network will have programming the entire week to catch fans up and have them ready for the weekend which brings forth NXT action, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, and ending it all with WrestleMania 32.
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