WrestleMania on Peacock: What to know about switching from WWE Network
WrestleMania 37 is the first WrestleMania not to air on the WWE Network since 2013.
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WrestleMania 30 kicked off the digital era for the WWE, being the first pay-per-view to stream on the WWE Network. That era has ended, as now NBC's Peacock is the place to stream WWE content. The WWE Network has "gone dark" in the US, which means WWE fans will need a Peacock subscription to watch WrestleMania and all other live WWE pay-per-views from this point on.
WWE Fastlane, which aired on March 21, was the trial run. The event was broadcasted on both the WWE Network and Peacock. On April 4, the WWE Network was effectively deactivated for US users. The Hall of Fame and NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver were both on Peacock too. But WrestleMania 37 is certainly the big one.
All of the Network's content -- which is a lot of content -- will transition to Peacock by the end of August, and Peacock is now the place to watch all live WWE pay-per-view events. Again: All of this is for US viewers only. For everyone else, it's WWE Network as usual.
Can I transfer my WWE Network subscription to Peacock?
Sadly, there will be no automatic transferal of subscription, so you're going to have to do this the old-fashioned way: By taking 45 seconds to sign up to a new streaming service.
Peacock has three tiers: Free, Premium ($5) and Premium Plus ($10). For WWE pay-per-views, you'll have to buy in to a Premium account. That's some good news, as you'll notice such a subscription is half the monthly cost of the WWE Network. For the time being there's some even better news, as NBC is offering Premium at half price ($2.50 a month) specifically for WWE Network subscribers.
Some WWE content is coming to Peacock Free, too. That includes reality shows like Total Divas, Total Bellas and Miz and Mrs., as well as Raw Talk and The Bump talk shows. NBC notes that "recent in-ring content" will also come to Peacock's Free tier, but it's unclear what that means at this point.
What's the WrestleMania week schedule?
WWE put out an extensive list of everything that'll air on Peacock between April 5 and April 11, which is when WrestleMania Night 2 airs. You can read that here, but below is a schedule of the important events.
Tuesday, April 6: Hall of Fame 2020 and 2021 Induction Ceremonies (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Saturday, April 10: WrestleMania 37 Night 1 (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, April 11: WrestleMania 37 Night 2 (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Sunday, April 11: Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions with AEW's Chris Jericho (following WrestleMania night 2)
Will the entire WWE Network come to Peacock
Yes, but not at first. WWE Network content filtered onto Peacock on March 18, with more to be added. Starting on March 18, Peacock has:
Every pay-per-view event in the last calendar year.
Episodes of NXT the day after TV broadcast, episodes of Raw and SmackDown 30 days after TV broadcast.
Recent episodes of Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions, as well as WWE Chronicle and WWE Icons.
Select documentaries, including Undertaker: The Last Ride and episodes of WWE 24 and WWE Untold.
Every past WrestleMania.
NBC promises to get the rest of the WWE Network's content by SummerSlam, so by the end of August.
What if I don't live in the US?
You don't have to worry! For now, at least, the move only effects users in the US. We'll have to see if WWE seeks similar deals -- NBC is reportedly paying WWE $1 billion for Network content -- in other countries.
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