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List of WWE Network events

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. 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 PPV business was drastically changed 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 PPV 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 5 times as much (in the United States) as the Network.

WWE Network events are typically three hours in length, though premium events such as WrestleMania are four hours. All WWE Network events have also been broadcast in high-definition.

WWE airs a pre-show known as "Kickoff" before each Network event. "Kickoff" includes matches, interviews and a panel of experts previewing the upcoming line-up. The "Kickoff" pre-show began as a 30-minute show[2] before expanding to 1 hour.[3] However, the "NXT TakeOver Kickoff" shows are still 30 minutes in length. "WrestleMania Kickoff" shows are the longest, at 2 hours.[4] Some Network events in the past have even had a post-show known as "Fallout."[5]

The WWE Network also features the entire back catalog of WWE pay-per-view events, as well as all WWE Network events from NXT Arrival onwards in their on-demand section.[6]

Contents

  • WWE Network events 1
    • 2014 1.1
    • 2015 1.2
  • Scheduled upcoming events 2
    • 2015 2.1
    • 2016 2.2
    • 2017 2.3
  • Number of events by year 3
  • Themed WWE Network events 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

WWE Network events

2014

██ NXT event
Event Date Venue Location Main event
NXT Arrival Feb 27, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville
WrestleMania XXX Apr 6, 2014 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
Extreme Rules May 4, 2014 Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
NXT TakeOver May 29, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd
Payback Jun 1, 2014 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista)
Money in the Bank Jun 29, 2014 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
Battleground Jul 20, 2014 Tampa Bay Times Forum Tampa, FL John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns
SummerSlam Aug 17, 2014 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Sep 11, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze
Night of Champions Sep 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena
Hell in a Cell Oct 26, 2014 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Survivor Series Nov 23, 2014 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan) vs. The Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev and Luke Harper)
NXT TakeOver: R Evolution Dec 11, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn
TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Stairs Dec 14, 2014 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt

2015

██ NXT event
Event Date Venue Location Main event
Royal Rumble Jan 25, 2015 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 30-man Royal Rumble match
NXT TakeOver: Rival Feb 11, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
Fastlane Feb 22, 2015 FedExForum Memphis, TN Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
WrestleMania 31 Mar 29, 2015 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
Extreme Rules Apr 26, 2015 Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
King of the Ring Apr 28, 2015 iWireless Center Moline, IL Neville vs. Bad News Barrett
Payback May 17, 2015 Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose
NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable May 20, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
Elimination Chamber May 31, 2015 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Money in the Bank Jun 14, 2015 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
The Beast in the East Jul 4, 2015 Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumida, Tokyo
Japan
John Cena and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane and King Barrett
Battleground Jul 19, 2015 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Aug 22, 2015 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens
SummerSlam Aug 23, 2015 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
Night of Champions Sep 20, 2015 Toyota Center Houston, TX Seth Rollins vs. Sting
Live from Madison Square Garden Oct 3, 2015 Madison Square Garden New York, NY John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
NXT TakeOver: Respect Oct 7, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
Hell in a Cell Oct 25, 2015 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

Scheduled upcoming events

2015

██ NXT event
Event Date Venue Location Main event
Survivor Series [7] Nov 22, 2015 Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA TBA
TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs [7] Dec 13, 2015 TD Garden Boston, MA TBA
NXT TakeOver: London[8] Dec 16, 2015 Wembley Arena Wembley, London
England
TBA

2016

Event Date Venue Location Main event
Royal Rumble [9] Jan 24, 2016 Amway Center Orlando, FL TBA
Fastlane [10] Feb 21, 2016 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH TBA
WrestleMania 32 [11] Apr 3, 2016 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX TBA
SummerSlam [12] Aug 21, 2016 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBA

2017

Event Date Venue Location Main event
SummerSlam [12] Aug 20, 2017 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBA

Number of events by year

  • 2014 – 14
  • 2015 – 18 (3 more confirmed)
  • 2016 – (4 confirmed)
  • 2017 – (1 confirmed)
  • Total – 32

Themed WWE Network events

Many WWE Network events are thematic, centered around particular types of matches, or have an annually-recurring main-event. Most themed WWE Network events (except the "Big Four") are roughly treated like filler themed events to carry the audience until the next event.[13]

Current
WWE Network Event Years Feature
NXT TakeOver 2014- The specials are themed around the NXT developmental promotion and may include matches featuring any of the three NXT Championships.
Extreme Rules 2014- Many of the matches will either be "Extreme Rules" matches or will otherwise be variants of hardcore wrestling.
Money in the Bank 2014- One of the matches will be the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Night of Champions 2014- Every WWE championship must be defended.
Currently excludes any NXT Championships being defended.
Hell in a Cell 2014- One or more of the matches will be a Hell in a Cell match.
Survivor Series 2014- A focus on elimination-style matches, particularly the traditional Survivor Series elimination tag-team match.
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2014- At least one of the matches will be a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, while individual chair matches, ladder matches, and tables matches may also be present. In 2014, a steel stairs match was also present.
Royal Rumble 2015- Features the Royal Rumble match, where the winner will go on to headline WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
King of the Ring 2015- The King of the Ring is a single-elimination tournament.
Elimination Chamber 2015- One or more of the matches are Elimination Chamber matches.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork
  2. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/extremerules/2014/extreme-rules-on-wwe-network-26270262
  3. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/nightofchampions/2014/christian-peep-show-kickoff-26656371
  4. ^ http://www.sescoops.com/ll-cool-jay-to-open-wrestlemania-31-2-hour-kickoff-show/
  5. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwepayback/2014/wwe-payback-fallout-26347916
  6. ^ Flint, Joe (January 8, 2014). "WWE launching over-the-top network". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Johnson, Mike. "COMPLETE 2015 WWE PPV SCHEDULE". pwinsider.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  8. ^ WWE Announces NXT Takeover In London On December 16
  9. ^ Johnson, Mike. "2016 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE & FAST LANE PPVS WILL BE IN...". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Events Calendar - The Q Arena.com
  11. ^ "WrestleMania 32 takes over AT&T Stadium in 2016". WWE. 
  12. ^ a b STAFF, WWE.COM. "WWE SummerSlam returns to Barclays Center in 2016 and 2017". WWE. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Matt O'Brien: POLL: DOES WWE DO TOO MANY GIMMICK PPV EVENTS? – WrestleView.com, May 17, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2013.

External links

  • WWE.com
  • WWE Network
  • WWE Corporate website
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