List of WWE Network events

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75,167 fans attended the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for WrestleMania XXX (pictured), the first ever WrestleMania to be broadcast on the WWE Network.

The following is a list of WWE Network events, detailing all professional wrestling cards promoted on the WWE Network by WWE. For lists of all non in-ring programming, see WWE Network programming.

WWE has been broadcasting pay-per-view events since the 1980s, when its classic "Big Four" events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) were first established. However, the company's pay-per-view business began to drastically change with the launch of the WWE Network on February 24, 2014. While most of the WWE events still air in many parts of the world on traditional pay-per-view channels, WWE's focus has shifted away from delivering their events on pay-per-view channels. Their main focus now is delivering all of the events on the WWE Network, including some that are exclusively on the Network. WWE has pushed the Network's launching price of $9.99 USD[1] as a way to lure potential customers away from traditional pay-per-view which, on average, costs five to six times as much (in the United States) as the Network. The WWE Network also features the back catalog of WWE, WCW, and ECW pay-per-view events, as well as all WWE Network events from NXT Arrival onwards in their on-demand section. All WWE Network events that have aired since the launch of the Network have been broadcast in high-definition.[2]

Currently WWE events are typically 4 hours in length. WrestleMania events are approximately 5 hours in length. WWE airs a pre-show before each Network event known as Kickoff. Each Kickoff includes matches, interviews, and a panel of experts previewing the upcoming line-up. The Kickoff pre-show began as a 30-minute show[3] before expanding to 1 hour, beginning with Night of Champions in September 2014.[4] The "Big Four" Kickoff shows are the longest, at 2 hours.[5] WWE occasionally airs a post-show after some Network events. Originally known as Fallout, and later known as Raw Talk and Talking Smack during the brand-only events, each post-show includes interviews and a panel of experts analyzing the event. The post-shows vary in length.[6]

The NXT TakeOver events began at 2 hours in length before expanding to 2 and a 1/2 hours, beginning with TakeOver: Brooklyn in 2015. TakeOver: New Orleans was the longest at 3 hours. Each TakeOver pre-show includes interviews and a panel of experts previewing the upcoming line-up. The TakeOver pre-shows are typically 30-minutes in length while some have been 1 hour, beginning with TakeOver: San Antonio in 2017.[7] WWE also occasionally aired a post-show after TakeOver events known as TakeOver Fallout. Each TakeOver Fallout included interviews and a panel of experts analyzing the event. The Fallout post-shows varied in length.

WWE Network events

2014

NXT-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
February 27 NXT Arrival Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship
April 6 WrestleMania XXX Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 4 Extreme Rules Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ Daniel Bryan vs. Kane for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 29 NXT TakeOver Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship
June 1 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista)
June 29 Money in the Bank TD Garden Boston, MA John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Cesaro vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship
July 20 Battleground Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
August 17 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, CA John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
September 11 NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze for the NXT Championship
September 21 Night of Champions Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
October 26 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
November 23 Survivor Series Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev and Luke Harper)
December 11 NXT TakeOver: R Evolution Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
December 14 TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs... and Stairs Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt

2015

NXT-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 25 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 11 NXT TakeOver: Rival Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
February 22 Fastlane FedExForum Memphis, TN Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
March 29 WrestleMania 31 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 26 Extreme Rules Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 28 King of the Ring iWireless Center Moline, IL Neville vs. Bad News Barrett
May 17 Payback Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 20 NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
May 31 Elimination Chamber American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
June 14 Money in the Bank Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
July 4 The Beast in the East Ryōgoku Sumo Hall Sumida, Tokyo, Japan John Cena and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane and King Barrett
July 19 Battleground Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
August 22 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
August 23 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
September 20 Night of Champions Toyota Center Houston, TX Seth Rollins vs. Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
October 3 Live from Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden New York, NY John Cena vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE United States Championship
October 7 NXT TakeOver: Respect Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bayley vs. Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship
October 25 Hell in a Cell Staples Center Los Angeles, CA The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
November 22 Survivor Series Philips Arena Atlanta, GA Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
December 13 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs TD Garden Boston, MA Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
December 16 NXT TakeOver: London SSE Arena, Wembley Wembley, London, England Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship

2016

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 24 Royal Rumble Amway Center Orlando, FL 30-man Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
February 21 Fastlane Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
March 12 Roadblock Ricoh Coliseum Toronto, Ontario, Canada Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 1 NXT TakeOver: Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, TX Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
April 3 WrestleMania 32 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX Triple H vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 1 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 22 Extreme Rules Prudential Center Newark, NJ Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
June 8 NXT TakeOver: The End Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Samoa Joe vs. Finn Bálor for the NXT Championship
June 19 Money in the Bank T-Mobile Arena Paradise, NV Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
July 24 Battleground Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship
August 20 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship
August 21 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
September 11 Backlash Richmond Coliseum Richmond, VA Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Championship
September 14 Cruiserweight Classic Finale Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Gran Metalik vs. T.J. Perkins for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
September 25 Clash of Champions Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
October 9 No Mercy Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
October 30 Hell in a Cell TD Garden Boston, MA Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair for the WWE Raw Women's Championship
November 19 NXT TakeOver: Toronto Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
November 20 Survivor Series Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
December 4 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs American Airlines Center Dallas, TX AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship
December 18 Roadblock: End of the Line PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship

2017

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT-branded event United Kingdom-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 14 United Kingdom Championship Tournament Empress Ballroom Blackpool, Lancashire, England Tyler Bate vs. Tucker
January 15 Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
January 28 NXT TakeOver: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, TX Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship
January 29 Royal Rumble Alamodome San Antonio, TX 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 12 Elimination Chamber Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship
March 5 Fastlane Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI Kevin Owens vs. Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship
April 1 NXT TakeOver: Orlando Amway Center Orlando, FL Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship
April 2 WrestleMania 33 Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
April 30 Payback SAP Center San Jose, CA Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
May 19 United Kingdom Championship Special Epic Studios Norwich, Norfolk, England Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
May 20 NXT TakeOver: Chicago Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) vs. #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) for the NXT Tag Team Championship
May 21 Backlash Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship
June 4 Extreme Rules Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Bálor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins
June 18 Money in the Bank Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin vs. Kevin Owens
July 9 Great Balls of Fire American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Universal Championship
July 23 Battleground Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
August 19 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship
August 20 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
September 12 Mae Young Classic Finale Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, NV Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler
September 24 No Mercy Staples Center Los Angeles, CA Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
October 8 Hell in a Cell Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
October 22 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Target Center Minneapolis, MN Kurt Angle, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman, Kane, The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus
November 18 NXT TakeOver: WarGames Toyota Center Houston, TX SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young and Killian Dain) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) vs. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong
November 19 Survivor Series Toyota Center Houston, TX Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe) vs. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode)
December 17 Clash of Champions TD Garden Boston, MA AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship

2018

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT-branded event United Kingdom-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 27 NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA Andrade "Cien" Almas vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship
January 28 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 30-woman Royal Rumble match
February 25 Elimination Chamber T-Mobile Arena Paradise, NV John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. The Miz vs. Elias vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Bálor
March 11 Fastlane Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin for the WWE Championship
April 7 NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa
April 8 WrestleMania 34 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
April 27 Greatest Royal Rumble King Abdullah International Stadium Jeddah, Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble match
May 6 Backlash Prudential Center Newark, NJ Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
June 16 NXT TakeOver: Chicago II Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa
June 17 Money in the Bank Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Bobby Roode vs. Braun Strowman vs. Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev vs. Samoa Joe vs. The Miz
June 25 United Kingdom Championship Tournament Royal Albert Hall Kensington, London, England Zack Gibson vs. Travis Banks
June 26 NXT U.K. Championship Royal Albert Hall Kensington, London, England Pete Dunne vs. Zack Gibson for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
July 15 Extreme Rules PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
August 18 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship
August 19 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship
September 16 Hell in a Cell AT&T Center San Antonio, TX Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
October 6 Super Show-Down Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne, Victoria, Australia The Undertaker vs. Triple H
October 28 Evolution Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella for the WWE Raw Women's Championship
November 2 Crown Jewel King Saud University Stadium Riyadh, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)
November 17 NXT TakeOver: WarGames Staples Center Los Angeles, CA Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong)
November 18 Survivor Series Staples Center Los Angeles, CA Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar
November 25 Starrcade U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, Ohio AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
December 16 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs SAP Center San Jose, CA TBD

Scheduled upcoming events

2019

NXT UK-branded event NXT-branded event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 12 NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool[8] Empress Ballroom Blackpool, Lancashire, England TBD
January 26 NXT TakeOver: Phoenix[9] Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ TBD
January 27 Royal Rumble[9] Chase Field Phoenix, AZ TBD
February 17 Elimination Chamber[10] Toyota Center Houston, TX TBD
March 10 Fastlane[11] Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH TBD
April 5[12] NXT TakeOver: New York[13] Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBD
April 7 WrestleMania 35[14] MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ TBD
August 10 NXT TakeOver[15] Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada TBD
August 11 SummerSlam[15] Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada TBD
November 23 NXT TakeOver[16] Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL TBD
November 24 Survivor Series[16] Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL TBD

Number of events by year

  • 2014 – 14
  • 2015 – 21
  • 2016 – 21
  • 2017 – 25
  • 2018 – 22 (1 more confirmed)
  • 2019 – 0 (11 confirmed)
  • Total – 103 (12 more confirmed)

Themed WWE Network events

Many WWE Network events are thematic, centered around particular types of matches, or have an annually-recurring main-event.

WWE Network event Years Feature
Current
Extreme Rules 2014–present At least one of the matches will be an Extreme Rules match, other matches that are variants of hardcore wrestling may also take place
Money in the Bank 2014–present Includes the Money in the Bank ladder matches, one where the winner will earn one guaranteed world championship shot and the other where the winner will earn one guaranteed women's championship shot. Both opportunities can be used at any time, any place, for up to a year
Hell in a Cell 2014–present One or more of the matches will be a Hell in a Cell match
Survivor Series 2014–present A focus on elimination-style matches, particularly the traditional Survivor Series elimination tag-team match
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2014–present At least one of the matches will be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, while individual tables matches, ladder matches, and chairs matches may also take place
Royal Rumble 2015–present Includes both the 30-man and 30-woman Royal Rumble matches, where the winners traditionally receive a world championship match at WrestleMania
Elimination Chamber 2015; 2017–present One or more of the matches will be an Elimination Chamber match
United Kingdom Championship Tournament 2017–present The event includes a single-elimination tournament featuring competitors from the United Kingdom and around the world
NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2017–present At least one of the matches will be a WarGames match
Evolution 2018–present The event is themed around WWE's various women's divisions[17]
Former
Night of Champions 2014–2015 Every WWE championship was to be defended
King of the Ring 2015 A single-elimination tournament to crown that year's "King of the Ring"
Cruiserweight Classic Finale 2016 The culmination of a 32-man single-elimination tournament featuring competitors 205 lbs. and under
Mae Young Classic Finale 2017 The culmination of a 32-woman single-elimination tournament
Clash of Champions 2016–2017 Every championship of either Raw or SmackDown was to be defended
Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 Included the Greatest Royal Rumble match, a 50-man Royal Rumble match where the winner received the Greatest Royal Rumble trophy and belt

See also

References

  1. ^ "WWE Network".
  2. ^ Flint, Joe (January 8, 2014). "WWE launching over-the-top network". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Extreme Rules 2014".
  4. ^ "Night of Champions 2014". WWE.
  5. ^ "LL Cool J To Open WrestleMania, 2-Hour Kickoff Show - SEScoops". 16 March 2015.
  6. ^ "WWE Payback 2014". WWE.
  7. ^ "Don't miss NXT TakeOver: San Antonio tonight".
  8. ^ "BREAKING: As announced at #NXTUKLiverpool, #NXTUK will return to #NXTUKBlackpool on January 12/13, 2019...and #NXTUK will go LIVE on the @WWENetwork for the FIRST EVER #NXTUKTakeOver: Blackpool on January 12th! Tickets are available Monday at 10am GMT! #WeAreNXTUK @WWEUK". WWE on Twitter. November 24, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "WWE fans, Royal Rumble 2019 is coming to Chase Field in Phoenix". AZ Central. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Center, Toyota. "Elimination Chamber 2019 | Toyota Center". Toyota Center. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Arena, Quicken Loans. "WWE Fastlane | Quicken Loans Arena". Quicken Loans Arena. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Martin, Adam. "WWE issues statement confirming change to WrestleMania 35 schedule". WrestleView. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "WrestleMania 35 Travel Packages are available now". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  14. ^ "WrestleMania is coming back to MetLife Stadium". New York Post. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  15. ^ a b "Toronto to host SummerSlam in 2019". WWE. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "WWE announces Survivor Series to come to Chicago in 2019". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  17. ^ Fiorvanti, Tim. "WWE announces all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution'". espn.com. Retrieved July 23, 2018.

External links

  • WWE official website
  • WWE Network
  • WWE corporate website
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