This year’s WrestleMania will be one of the strangest wrestling events in history. WWE has traded in the 80,000-seat stadium in Tampa, Fla. for an empty training facility due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The only way you’ll be able to watch the show is through your internet connection or cable/satellite provider.
WestleMania 36: Where to Watch and Cost
The most popular way to watch WrestleMania 36 will be through the WWE Network, which you can subscribe to for $9.99 per month. The price tags on cable and satellite providers will depend on your carrier, but the price points for those service average around $70.
The other abnormal part of this year’s show is that it will air over two nights. WWE will air Part I on Saturday night (April 4) and Part II will air on Sunday (April 5). There has been some controversy surrounding the cable and satellite providers charging around $70 for each show. There are other providers who are reportedly offering you both nights for one price tag. Other providers have taken the full price and cut it in half, charging each night individually but at a lower rate. You’ll have to check your local provider if you’re not a WWE Network subscriber.
Another way to watch Wrestlemania 36 will be to buy the stream through FoxSports.com or the FOX Sports app. The price for the FOX stream will be $60 (for both nights). This is significant because WWE has recently been shopping it’s PPV rights to content providers, and signaled on a recent stock earnings call that selling the PPV rights in the future, and taking the shows off of WWE Network, was a possibility.
For comparison, UFC left traditional PPV last year and now airs all of its events through PPV on the ESPN+ app. WWE, of course, struck a megadeal with FOX last year for the network to carry SmackDown every Friday.
“FOX Sports will present 22 hours of timeless WWE content to air on Tuesday nights this spring, beginning with Royal Rumble 2020 tonight at 7:00 PM ET on FS1,” FOX Sports announced in a press release. “Additional programming on FS1 includes one-hour editions of WrestleMania 31, WrestleMania 33 and WrestleMania 34, in addition to other specials from the ‘WWE 24’ and ‘Ruthless Aggression’ series. Content also includes WWE’s brand-new series titled Best Of WWE featuring ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena, Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair, Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch, Shawn Michaels, Roman Reigns and The Undertaker.”
President of FOX Sports, Mark Silverman said that he hopes this new programming can offer fans a positive outlet during this time.
“We’re pleased to offer this new slate of WWE programming for viewers during these challenging times,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “We hope this lineup of sports entertainment programming serves as a much-needed relief for fans. We appreciate the hard work and creativity of the teams on both sides of our long-term partnership with WWE.”
WestleMania 36 Matches
WrestleMania 36’s big matches include Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Championship), Edge vs. Randy Orton, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler, and Undertaker vs. AJ Styles. Roman Reigns is scheduled to face Goldberg for the Universal Championship but Reigns said on Instagram earlier this week that he won’t be at the event due to concerns over COVID-19.