WWE WrestleMania 34 is shaping up to be another colossal spectacle with WWE legends past and present doing battle in the squared circle.
Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Triple H, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan will grace The Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment.
A dream match between two of the finest grapplers on the planet today has also been confirmed for the Showcase of the Immortals.
And for the first time in 12 years, there will be two women’s singles matches taking place with championship gold up for grabs in both.
There’s just one week to go until the biggest night in WWE’s calendar, so here is all you need to know ahead of the massive event.
When start WWE WrestleMania 34?
WWE WrestleMania 34 will be broadcast live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, April 8. It gets underway from 7pm local time and from midnight in the UK. The venue will host the event for the first time since 2014, when 75,167 fans attended WrestleMania 30.
That the night Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak and Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Good luck topping that!
The pay-per-view event is available for £19.95 on Sky Box Office with either a live or repeat viewing.
You can watch it on the WWE Network, through the following devices/websites:
- PS3 or PS4
- Xbox 360 or Xbox One
- Sony Internet-connected TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TVs
- Kindle Fire or Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- iOS enabled devices
- Android enabled devices
If you don’t have access to these channels, you can follow the action with Mirror Sport, who will be live blogging throughout the show.
What about The Kickoff pre-show?
The Kickoff pre-show, featuring host Renee Young breaking down all the action with celebrated pundits, will begin at 5pm local time and at 10pm in the UK. You can watch it on the WWE Network,, the official WWE App, YouTube and several other devices/websites. The Kickoff pre-show will likely involve at least three matches and will be a two hour special.
What is the main event?
A clash nearly a year in the making between Raw’s WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and the new face of the company, Roman Reigns, had long been expected to headline WrestleMania 2018 and was confirmed when Reigns won the men’s Elimination Chamber match.
However, SmackDown’s WWE Champion AJ Styles will also defend his title against men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura. This dream match could go down in history as one of the greatest contests in the history of the hallowed event.
What about the women’s titles?
Inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match winner Asuka ended months of speculation at Fastlane when she finally declared her intention to face SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at Mania. Can the company’s Queen end the undefeated streak of The Empress of Tomorrow?
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss may have been spared a showdown with the former NXT Champion Asuka, but instead she will go one-on-one with her best friend, the Samoan powerhouse Nia Jax.
So what is Ronda Rousey up to?
UFC legend Ronda Rousey will compete in her first WWE match alongside the legendary Kurt Angle. The MMA icon and the Olympic Gold Medallist turned Raw general manager square off against The Authority – Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
Will there be tag team title matches?
Of course, but WWE will have to go some way to live up to the title-clinching return of The Hardy Boyz at WrestleMania 33! Currently Raw’s tag team champions are the European duo Sheamus and Cesaro, aka The Bar, who have learned they will face the monstrous Braun Strowman… The only issue is he doesn’t yet have a tag team partner, but maybe The Monster Among Men doesn’t need one!
SmackDown’s tag titles are held by everyone’s favourite street thugs, The Usos. The accomplished Samoan twins will renew a classic rivalry from 2017 with The New Day. But two bruisers have been added to the mix in the shape of Harper and Rowan – the Bludgeon Brothers – making this a triple threat tag team match.
What are the other key matches on the card?
Talk has been brewing for months of a long-awaited showdown between the 16-time world champion John Cena and The Undertaker. Will the Deadman go back on his apparent retirement at WWE WrestleMania to send shivers down our spines one last time, at his favourite hunting ground? Cena has called him out and now it’s up to the Phenom to respond.
Daniel Bryan is expected to compete for the first time since April 2015 after he was finally cleared by WWE doctors. The SmackDown general manager will likely team with his boss, the blue brand’s commissioner Shane McMahon, to face conniving duo Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. But Shane McMahon is struggling with some serious health issues and Bryan may need to call on a replacement partner.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz is one to watch heading into The Grandest Stage of Them All. He has developed into a truly ‘must-see’ attraction, thanks to blistering promos and the best in-ring work of his career. He’s got a job on his hands facing two former world champions, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, in a triple threat match.
Randy Orton won the one title that had eluded him so far in his WWE career, the United States Championship, from Bobby Roode at Fastlane. The Viper and The Glorious One are set to clash again in The Big Easy, but this time in a fatal four-way match also including the villainous Jinder Mahal and fan favourite Rusev, which is fitting seeing as WrestleMania falls on Rusev Day!
The tournament to crown the next WWE Cruiserweight Champion will conclude with an encounter pitting two friends, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali, against each other. Will Alexander’s spectacular Lumbar Check or Ali’s beautiful imploding 450° splash win the day?