Saturday night’s all right for fighting, and Sundays are when the pro wrestlers get to shine. Tonight, April 7th, is the night WrestleMania 35 goes down from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. For all you folks who aren’t lucky enough to be in Jersey tonight (how often is that sentence uttered?), here’s how to watch things on television.
Start time: 7PM EST for the main card, 5PM for the kickoff show.
Why should you care as an MMA fan: Women’s MMA pioneer Ronda Rousey is in the main event, the first time there’s ever been an all-women WrestleMania main event. Also on the card: Brock Lesnar, who may be headed back to the UFC to fight Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title after this match. So we’ll be letting you know how his match turns out and how the tea leaves look on a UFC return based on what happens.
What time will Rousey and Lesnar ‘fight’: Depending on how fast the event moves, the co-main with Lesnar and main event with Rousey should start around 10PM EST. We’d say tune in by 9:30PM EST to be safe.
How to watch: The WrestleMania Kickoff Show can be watched on the WWE’s YouTube channel, while you’ll need the WWE Network to watch WrestleMania 35. That’ll cost you $9.99 a month, but only kinda sorta - new subscribers get a free month, so you can effectively watch WrestleMania for free if you remember to cancel your subscription before it auto-renews.
You can watch the WWE Network on your computer through your web browser or on a variety of streaming devices using the WWE Network app. That’s available for iOS/iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and various Smart TV models.
The full lineup:
WrestleMania 35 main card (starts at 7PM EST / 4PM PST)
Raw Women’s Championship and Smackdown Women’s Championship match: Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Triple Threat winner Takes All match)
WWE Championship match: Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston
Universal Championship match: Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins
Intercontinental Championship match: Finn Balor vs. Boddy Lashley
United States Championship match: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio
Smackdown Tag Team Championship match: Usos vs. The Bar vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev (Fatal 4-Way match)
Women’s Tag Team Championship match: Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka vs. Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. The IIconics
Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Revival vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Batista vs. Triple H (No-Holds-Barred match)
Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles
Shane McMahon vs. The Miz (Falls Count Anywhere match)
Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin
The WrestleMania Kick-Off Show (starts at 5PM EST / 2PM PST)
WWE Cruiserweight Championship match: Buddy Murphy vs. Tony Nese
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (confirmed participants: Braun Strowman, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Andrade, Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, Jinder Mahal, No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Doado, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Rhyno, Viktor, Konnor, Mustafa Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Otis, Tucker, EC3)
Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal (confirmed participants: Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, Zelina Vega)