WWE Network: Full Schedule and PPV Info for WrestleMania 30

David BixenspanFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2014

WWE Network demonstration in Las Vegas
WWE Network demonstration in Las VegasCredit: WWE.com

As the first WrestleMania on WWE Network and the first pay-per-view event on the network in general, Sunday's lineup is, presumably, a taste of what we can expect the day of major PPVs.  There will be no original programming until the evening, with much of the day being reruns of WrestleMania-related content.

All times listed are Eastern Time


8:00 a.m., WrestleMania Rewind

This is the episode from this past week with Chris Jericho vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 18.  This is probably the best of the episodes aired so far, as it has the most tie-ins with this year's main event.  Not only is it the one episode focused on someone in the main event picture, but Jericho ties in to Triple H's magnificent promo and video trolling the fans from Raw last Monday.


9:00 a.m., WrestleMania 28

This show is best remembered for the John Cena vs. The Rock, and Triple H vs. The Undertaker in Hell in a Cell main events.  However, in the context of WrestleMania 30, the most interesting part is the opener: Sheamus beating Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  The fans chanting "YES!" in protest all night during Raw 24 hours later was what really got the ball rolling on Bryan's current run of popularity.


1:00 p.m., WrestleMania 29

Last year's show was the first WrestleMania to be held outdoors in a non-"warm climate" venue, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  With both Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H, and The Rock vs. John Cena falling flat for a lot of fans, especially live, The Undertaker vs. CM Punk was easily the highlight.


5:00 p.m., WrestleMania Pre-Show

With no post-event show this year, the pre-show has been expanded to two hours.  Really.  The first hour is just hype and will also be available for free on YouTube, among other platforms.  

The second hour, which will include the tag title match, will only air on WWE Network and the traditional PPV channels on cable and satellite services.  With this much time, there's no excuse for the tag title match to get its time cut in any way.  Hopefully it gets a good 15 minutes or so.


7:00 p.m., WrestleMania 30

As has been tradition for years now, the show starts an hour earlier than all of the other PPV events of the year so they can get the extra hour in.  

This time it's all about Daniel Bryan.  There are certainly other appealing matches on the show, but he is absolutely the main event in his quest to prove Triple H wrong and win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  Don't be shocked if he gets close to an hour of ring time between his two matches.  

With The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, and John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt as the other two top matches, it's shaping up to be a strong WrestleMania.


11:00 p.m., WWE Countdown Sneak Peak

This will be an early premiere of the new "Top 10 Most Infamous Gimmicks" episode that "officially" premieres in its normal Tuesday night time slot.


What are you looking forward to on the card itself and elsewhere on WWE Network?  Let us know in the comments.


David Bixenspan is the lead writer of Figure Four Weekly. Some of his work can be seen in Fighting Spirit Magazine.