The greatest wrestling card of the yr: WWE’s WrestleMania 39 begins tonight. Do you know the way you are watching it but? We’ve received all of the related info proper right here on streaming the present — plus, dwell updates and reactions from our reporter on the scene, match card information, and way more.
But first, the fundamentals: The Miz (Mike Mizanin) — who started his leisure profession on MTV’s “The Real World,” then transitioned to professional wrestling and now splits time as a wrestler, host and co-star of “Miz and Mrs.” — will function emcee for the occasion, which suggests he’ll probably get bodily with somebody, maybe even fellow wrestler-turned-entertainer The Rock (Dwayne Johnson).
What time does WrestleMania 39 begin?
Night 1: 8 p.m. ET Saturday, April 1 (Kickoff present begins at 6 p.m. ET)
Night 2: 8 p.m. ET Sunday, April 2 (Kickoff present begins at 6 p.m. ET)
How to look at WrestleMania 39
Peacock: Streaming within the U.S. ($4.99/month)
Pay-per-view: Over the air within the U.S. ($59.99)
WWE Network: Streaming exterior the U.S.
How can I watch WrestleMania 39 with out cable?
The solely option to watch WrestleMania 39 with out cable is thru Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Since Peacock is the unique house of the WWE right here within the US, so this is sensible. And even in case you do have cable, you in all probability wish to go for Peacock over Pay-per-view anyway because it’s lots cheaper ($4.99 a month vs. $59.99).
Peacock has two subscription tiers, each of which provides you with entry to WrestleMania 39. The Premium stage is $4.99 a month ($49.99 per yr), whereas the Premium Plus stage is $9.99 a month ($99.99 a yr). The advantages of the Plus stage is that you simply received’t get adverts with on-demand content material and also you’ll be capable of obtain them for offline viewing.
A Peacock subscription has different advantages too. If you’re a wrestling fan, WWE content material equivalent to SummerSlam and NXT can be found on the service too. You’ll additionally get entry to unique collection equivalent to Poker Face, Bel-Air and Queens Court in addition to beloved classics like The Office and That ‘70s Show.
You’ll be capable of watch Peacock in your cellphone, laptop, a sensible TV or a streaming gadget equivalent to a Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV.
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When is WrestleMania 39?
WrestleMania 39 spans over two nights — because it has since 2020 — happening this yr on Saturday and Sunday.
Where is WrestleMania 39?
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, house to the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers hosts WrestleMania 39. It additionally hosted Super Bowl LVI in 2022 and the CFP nationwide championship recreation earlier this yr.
It would be the sixth WrestleMania card held in Southern California after 2 (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena), VII (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena), XII (Arrowhead Pond), 2000 (Arrowhead Pond) and 21 (Staples Center).
WrestleMania 39 match playing cards
‘Fatal 4-Way’ tag group: Braun Stroman and Ricochet vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) with Valhalla
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dominik Mysterio
Logan Paul vs. Seth Rollins
Six-woman tag group: Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky) vs. Becky Lynch, Lita and Trish Stratus
Unified Tag Team Championship: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) (C) with Solo Sikoa
United States Championship: John Cena vs. Austin Theory (C)
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (C)
‘Fatal 4-Way’ tag group: Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shotzi and Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey vs. Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville
Brock Lesnar vs. Omos with MVP
Hell in a Cell: Edge vs. “The Demon” Finn Bálor
Intercontinental Championship triple-threat: Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Gunther (C)
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Bianca Belair (C)
Undisputed Universal Championship: Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns (C) with Paul Heyman
WWE 2023 Hall of Fame inductees
Rey Mysterio, inducted by Konnan
The Great Muta, inducted by Ric Flair
Andy Kaufman, launched by Jerry “The King” Lawler, inducted by Jimmy Hart
Stacy Keibler, inducted by Mick Foley and Torrie Wilson
Tim White*, inducted by JBL and Ron Simmons
*Indicates Ultimate Warrior Award recipient
‘Go-home’ SmackDown and Hall of Fame updates
Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns confronted off one final time
Sheamus & Drew McIntyre defeated Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Von Kaiser
Raquel Rodriguez defeated Natalya, Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville in a preview of the ladies’s “Showcase” Fatal 4-Way match
Bobby Lashley received the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royale, final eliminating Bronson Reed
Ricochet defeated Erik, Chad Gable and Montez Ford in a preview of the boys’s “Showcase” Fatal 4-Way match
‘Go-home’ Monday Night RAW updates
Cody Rhodes maintained his undefeated streak — ending Solo Sikoa’s — in a last tune-up match forward of Sunday’s predominant occasion
Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville shaped a tag group and certified for the ladies’s Fatal 4-Way showcase match by defeating Candice LeRae and Michin
Stacy Keibler was introduced because the fourth WWE Hall of Fame inductee for 2023, becoming a member of Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta and the late Andy Kaufmann
Omos weighed in at 410 kilos for his match vs. Brock Lesnar, then attacked Lesnar with the dimensions earlier than the weigh-in may very well be accomplished
Which celebrities are set to look at WrestleMania 39?
Celebrity involvement is within the DNA of WrestleMania courting again to the very first version in 1985. Muhammad Ali, Mr. T, Liberace, Cyndi Lauper and The Rockettes all appeared that day at Madison Square Garden. Over the years the occasion has seen the likes of Aretha Franklin, Burt Reynolds, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Lawrence Taylor, Bad Bunny, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and lots of others.
A yr after making his WWE in-ring debut, YouTuber Logan Paul will tackle Seth Rollins (Colby Lopez). Paul has regarded spectacular and drawn reward for the 4 matches he has wrestled in WWE, most not too long ago authoring a viral spot with Ricochet (Trevor Mann) in the course of the Royal Rumble match.
In simply 4 WWE matches over the previous yr, Logan Paul, left, has authored a number of viral moments. (Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Although it’s not fairly within the L.B.C., legendary rapper and entertainer Snoop Dogg has been marketed to look on the occasion in some capability.
With three members of his prolonged household wrestling, one other scheduled to look and it being reported that he was provided a match on the present, it has been closely rumored The Rock could have some form of involvement. Longtime Rock rival “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (Steven Anderson) reportedly turned down a match on the present, however together with his A&E TV present “Stone Cold Takes on America” to debut later in April, it is anticipated he’ll make a promotional look. Though he has since tried to throw water on that hypothesis.
In lieu of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” WrestleMania is opened by a rendition of Vince McMahon-favorite “America the Beautiful.” This yr pop/reggaeton performer Becky G will carry out Night 1 whereas nation singer Jimmie Allen will carry out Night 2.
Don’t be shocked if superfan Freddie Prinze Jr. will get some digicam time in a ringside seat. Prinze Jr. is a fixture at professional wrestling reveals in Southern California and hosts the panel for A&E’s docu-series “WWE Rivals.”
What are the highest storylines going into WrestleMania 39?
Families, friendships and legacies are on the coronary heart of the most important matches on this yr’s card.
The most encompassing of which includes feuds surrounding “The Bloodline” — consisting of real-life cousins Roman Reigns (Joe Anoa’i), Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu), Jey Uso (Josh Fatu) and Solo Sikoa (Joseph Fatu). The Usos are organic twins and the older brothers of Sikoa. They are associated to Reigns by marriage and are a part of the higher Anoa’i wrestling household that additionally consists of The Rock, Yokozuna, Rikishi and lots of different former WWE/F acts.
Reigns defends the unified WWE and Universal World Heavyweight Championships in opposition to Cody Rhodes (Cody Runnels), youngest son of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Runnels). Rhodes returned from a professional torn proper pectoral muscle to win January’s Royal Rumble match, which in storyline entitles him to a championship match at WrestleMania. The narrative WWE is pushing right here is that Cody should “end the story” and win the championship his late father, himself a legend of the enterprise, by no means may.
The different Bloodline feud sees the Usos defending the WWE unified tag group championships in opposition to longtime in-ring rivals and companions Sami Zayn (Rami Sebei) and Kevin Owens (Kevin Steen). Zayn spent a lot of the final yr as a hanger-on to the Bloodline — or “Honorary Uce” — as they victimized Owens, just for Zayn to attempt to save him from a four-on-one beating after Owens misplaced a championship match to Reigns on the Royal Rumble.
The major feud on the ladies’s roster sees Charlotte Flair (Ashley Fliehr), daughter of legendary 16-time world champion Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) defending the WWE Smackdown girls’s championship in opposition to Rhea Ripley (Demi Bennett), who earned the chance by profitable the ladies’s Royal Rumble match. While not outright saying it, perceived nepotism and the Flair household legacy has been on the forefront of Ripley’s motivation and promotional work for the match.
Lucha libre legend Rey Mysterio Jr. (Óscar Gutiérrez) will likely be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on the night time earlier than WrestleMania after which go on to compete in opposition to son Dominik Mysterio (Dominik Gutiérrez), so an angle in the course of the ceremony appears probably. After teaming up for the primary three years of his WWE profession, Dominik turned on Rey final summer season and has spent the final two months difficult and berating his father, portraying him as an absentee deadbeat when Dominik was youthful. After repeatedly declining the match within the title of being father, Rey lastly relented on the March 24 episode of “Smackdown” throughout a section involving his spouse, daughter and Dominik.
Originally printed April 1, 2023, 2:28 PM