ESPN to air encore presentations WrestleMania 30, 32 and 35
ESPN, in collaboration with WWE, announced it was airing encore presentations of historic WrestleMania events over the a period of three Sundays on ESPN and streaming via the ESPN App. The special content initiative began Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT with the airing of WrestleMania 30. WrestleMania 32 then aired Sunday, March 29, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT).
WrestleMania 35 airs today at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT) – from April 7, 2019
WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium features a significant moment in WWE’s Women’s Evolution as The Baddest Woman on the Planet Ronda Rousey takes on Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a Winner Take All Triple Threat Match for the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships, marking the first time women were the main event at WrestleMania; Kofi Kingston finally gets a shot at realizing his lifelong dream of becoming WWE Champion when he takes on Daniel Bryan; and Batista faces his one-time friend and mentor Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match.
“This unique opportunity is a byproduct of the terrific working relationship we’ve enjoyed with WWE over the years and the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming, ESPN. “WrestleMania is one of the most popular global events in sports and entertainment and the spectacular content it provides will be a treat for fans.”
“It is a privilege for us to deliver historic WrestleMania content to our world-class partners at ESPN and provide more premium programming to our fans; putting smiles on their faces particularly during this trying time,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “We look forward to celebrating WrestleMania history with ESPN as we head into our two-night pop culture extravaganza on April 4 and 5.”
These three encore presentations will air in advance of this year’s WrestleMania. which for the first time ever will be held as a two-night event streaming on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on WWE Network and available on pay-per-view. WrestleMania will be hosted by three-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski. As WWE previously announced, only essential personnel will be on closed sets at multiple locations, including WWE's training facility in Orlando, during the production of WrestleMania.