wwe network wrestlemania week wwe 'Wrestlemania 30': WWE Network programming guide for the big week

The big event has finally arrived. It’s “Wrestlemania 30” week in the WWE universe, and for the first time ever it’s all being documented on the WWE Network.
To celebrate the Super Bowl of professional wrestling, WWE has a full slate of programming for the week, including the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a two-hour pre-show and three days’ worth of coverage from the host city, New Orleans.
Take a look below for your guide to “Wrestlemania 30” week programming. All times are Eastern.
Tuesday, April 1

11 a.m. “Wrestlemania” Press Conference
Before WWE takes over New Orleans and Randy Orton defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat match against Batista and the winner of Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, all four “Wrestlemania” headliners will come face-to-face on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City live on WWE Network. They will be joined by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, “Wrestlemania 30” host Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena to offer a preview of this year’s event.
Thursday, April 3 – Saturday, April 5

6 p.m. “Wrestlemania Today”
“Wrestlemania Today” will premiere with three nights of live coverage originating from “Wrestlemania” Axxess. Hosted by WWE’s Josh Mathews, Booker T and Alex Riley, the two-hour show will welcome in-studio guests including WWE legends and superstars as they analyze the biggest matches at “Wrestlemania 30.” WWE reporters Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Tom Philips will cover all the action live from the Axxess floor.
Friday, April 4

10 p.m. “Legends of Wrestlemania” 
“Legends of Wrestlemania” features a round table discussion with “Wrestlemania” legends as they look back at their greatest “Wrestlemania” moments.  Fans will hear never-before-told stories about “Wrestlemania” as well as commentary on the biggest matches at “Wrestlemania 30.”
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6

“Wrestlemania” Weekend Marathon
The weekend will be highlighted by a marathon of “Wrestlemania”-themed programming. On Friday WWE Network will air a replay of “Wrestlemania 25” at 2 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, fans can see blocks of “Wrestlemania Rewind,” a show that takes a comprehensive look back at the most groundbreaking matches and dramatic moments in “Wrestlemania” history, from 6-9 a.m.
Saturday, April 5

9 p.m. WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 
The 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live in its entirety from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. On the eve of “Wrestlemania 30,” a new class of inductees will join WWE legends from the past as they are enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include The Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita, Razor Ramon, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon and Mr. T.
Sunday, April 6

5 p.m. “Wrestlemania 30” Pre-Show
WWE has expanded its “Wrestlemania” pre-show to two hours for the first time ever. The first hour will simulcast across all WWE platforms, including WWE Network, WWE.com, WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pheed. During the second hour, WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos will defend their titles in a Fatal 4-Way match against Los Matadores, Ryback and Curtis Axel and The Real Americans, which can be seen exclusively on WWE Network.
7 p.m. “Wrestlemania 30”
More than 70,000 fans from all 50 states and more than 30 countries are expected to converge on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Current WWE superstars will be joined by a host of WWE legends for a celebration 30 years in the making. Featured matches include the first-ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, The Undertaker defending his epic “Wrestlemania” winning streak against Brock Lesnar, John Cena battling Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Batista and the winner of a showdown between Daniel Bryan and Triple H.
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Posted by:Chris E. Hayner

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