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WWE Network Unveils WrestleMania Week Programming!
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 streaming network, has unveiled its programming lineup for WrestleMania Week, which includes the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an expanded two-hour WrestleMania pre-show and concludes with WrestleMania 30, all live from New Orleans.
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The WrestleMania Week programming line-up on WWE Network includes:
WrestleMania 30 – Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET
WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 30, will air live on Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET. 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, JohnCena 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.
WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Saturday, April5 at 9 pm ET
For the first time ever, the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air live in its entirety on Saturday, April 5 at 9 pm ET 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.
At 8 pm ET, one hour prior to the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, WWE Network will air a live red carpet arrival show hosted by Michael Cole and Renee Young. The show will consist of interviews with WWE Legends, Superstars and Divas as they arrive to celebrate history and welcome in the new inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame.
WrestleMania 30 Pre-Show – Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm ET
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 beginning Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm ET. 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.
WrestleMania Press Conference – Tuesday, April 1 at 11 am ET
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, April 1 at 11 am ET at the Hard Rock Café 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 historic event.
WrestleMania Today LIVE – Thursday, April 3 – Saturday,April 5 at 6 pm ET
WrestleMania Today will premiere with three nights of live coverage on Thursday, April 3 through Saturday, April 5 at 6pm ET 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 theAxxess floor.
WrestleMania Weekend Marathon – Friday, April 4 –Sunday, April 6
The weekend will be highlighted by a marathon of WrestleMania themed programming from Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6. On Friday, April 4, WWE Network will air a replay of WrestleMania 25 from Houston, TX at 2 pm ET.Then, on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, fans can see blocks of WrestleMania Rewind from 6 am – 9 am ET, a show that takes a comprehensive look back at the most groundbreaking matches and dramatic moments in WrestleMania history.
Immediately following WrestleMania Rewind on Saturday,WrestleMania 26 airs at 9 am ET and WrestleMania 27 at 1 pm ET. WrestleMania 28 and WrestleMania 29 air Sunday, April 6 at 9 am ET and 1 pm ET, respectively.
Legends of WrestleMania – Friday, April 4 at 10 pm ET
Legends of WrestleMania premieres on Friday, April 4 at 10 pm ET featuring 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.
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WWE also announced its digital and social media initiatives for WrestleMania Week, providing fans with unprecedented access to WWE Superstars and more WWE content than ever before. WrestleMania 30 will air this Sunday, April 6 live on WWE Network and pay-per-view at 7 pm ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.
WrestleMania 30 digital initiatives include:
WRESTLEMANIA 30 PRE-SHOW EXPANDS TO TWO HOURS
For the first time, WWE has expanded its WrestleMania pre-show to two hours of programming. The first hour will simulcast across all WWE platforms, including WWE Network, WWE.com, WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pheed beginning Sunday, April 6 at 5 pm ET. 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.
WrestleMania.com features a sleek new design to enable fans access to key WWE Superstar match-ups and storylines. Fans will be able to watch exclusive 60-second videos of every WrestleMania. The site also features an interactive timeline tracking the history of WrestleMania and a social wall so that fans have the opportunity to share their conversations online.
WWE APP AND NEW BETA WRESTLEMANIA APP
The WWE App, which has been downloaded more than 11 million times globally, will include a special WrestleMania section with content from previous WrestleMania matches.
Additionally, WWE will introduce and gather feedback on a free WrestleMania Beta App. The app is geo-targeted for fans in the New Orleans area and will include venue mapping tools and push notifications for exclusive experiences in and around WrestleMania 30. This experimental app will give fans an opportunity to provide valuable feedback about what WWE can do to make the live event experience even better.
WRESTLEMANIA 30 SET REVEAL
On Friday, April 4, millions of WWE’s social media followers will be among the first to see the inside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to Sunday’s big event. The WrestleMania 30 set in New Orleans will debut on WWE’s official Twitter accounts, @WWE and @WrestleMania on Friday evening.
WWE TAKES OVER ‘GO NOLA’ APP
For the first time, WWE has forged a digital partnership with the host city for WrestleMania through ‘GO NOLA’. The New Orleans local city app, available on both iOS and Android, will showcase WrestleMania content, a fan guide to New Orleans and directions for all WrestleMania Week events.
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY ON TWITCH
On Friday, April 4 at 7 pm ET, WWE Network will partner with the world’s leading live video streaming site, Twitch.tv, to co-stream WrestleMania Today. The show will be broadcast live from the floor of WrestleMania Axxess with hosts Booker T®, Josh Mathews™ and Alex Riley™, and feature exclusive Superstar interviews and event coverage. Twitch is the world’s leading online community for gamers, with more than 45 million visitors per month.
The newest Twitter device, the Twitter Mirror, will be utilized at three of WWE’s premiere events, WrestleMania 30, the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Superstars for Kids red carpet party. The Twitter Mirror is a tablet programmed for VIP events; celebrities can stand before it, tap the screen, pose, approve the photo and send it out through the event’s Twitter feed. It has been used at some of the entertainment industry’s biggest events, including the Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars.
WWE.com has introduced a new 10-episode podcast series through PodcastOne. The series, hosted by WWE’s Renee Young, explores the history of WrestleMania and features interviews with some of WWE’s legendary Superstars, including Hulk Hogan™, Bret Hart™, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™, Shawn Michaels® and Edge®. The series currently has more than 500,000 downloads and will continue to air leading up to WrestleMania 30.
WWE SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADORS
WWE will enlist several Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes to serve as official WrestleMania Week social media ambassadors, tweeting from the floors of WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Superstars for Kids red carpet party, Be a STAR™ anti-bullying rallies, WrestleMania Reading Celebration and WrestleMania 30. Celebrities include Ellen Degeneres, Maroon 5, Conan O’Brien, Drew Brees, Katie Couric, Sarah Silverman, Mike Tyson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, DJ Pauly D, Kevin James, Chelsea Handler, Marlon Wayans, Alice Cooper, Alison Sweeney, Terry Crews, Shawne Merriman, Gabriel Iglesias, Judah Friedlander, Shane West, Chilli and Flo Rida.
WRESTLEMANIA ‘PIN IT TO WIN IT’ CONTEST
WWE fans can re-pin their favorite WrestleMania photos on Pinterest and enter for the chance to win WrestleMania 30 merchandise. Fans can visit http://www.Pinterest.com/WWE to access the WWE board.
HIDE-AND-TWEET CONTESTS TO GIVE AWAY LAST-MINUTE TICKETS
WWE will host three interactive “Hide and Tweet” contests in New Orleans, giving fans the opportunity to win pairs of tickets to Axxess, WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and WrestleMania 30. Fans can follow @WWE to find clues revealing the whereabouts of the tickets. Additionally, fans outside the US can enter WWE’s hashtag contest for a chance to win free online codes for the WrestleMania 30 pay-per-view on Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm ET.
OFFICIAL WRESTLEMANIA-WEEK HASHTAGS
#WRESTLEMANIA – All-purpose WrestleMania-week hashtag
#WWENETWORK – WWE Network hashtag
#AXXESS – WrestleMania Axxess hashtag
#WWEHOF – WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony hashtag
#STARS4KIDS – Superstars for Kids party hashtag
– Russ Weakland