WWE will reach a bigger audience for this year’s WrestleMania 38 Kickoff show as Pwinsider.com confirmed today that the USA Network is planning to air the pre-show on April 2nd from 6-8 PM EST.
It will still air on Peacock. As of this writing, it’s unclear whether the network will air the Kickoff show on Sunday as well, but it’s likely. The USA Network has aired previous WrestleMania Kickoff shows. Andrew Zarian Of the Matt Men Podcast first reported that he had heard rumblings of this.
No matches have been confirmed for the Kickoff shows for WrestleMania in Dallas, Texas.
The KO Show segment where Steve Austin will confront Kevin Owens is reportedly slated to headline the first night while WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a winner take all title unification bout has been confirmed as the main event of the second night.
On a related note, AJ Styles vs. WWE Hall of Famer Edge has been added back to the line-up for WrestleMania Sunday. The only announced match not assigned to a night as of this writing is the Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles.
WrestleMania 38 will take place on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Below is the current announced card:
WRESTLEMANIA SATURDAY – APRIL 2:
SmackDown Women’s Title Match
Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boogs vs. The Usos (c)
Logan Paul and The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio
Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Baron Corbin
Kevin Owens hosts The KO Show with special guest WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin
WRESTLEMANIA SUNDAY- APRIL 3:
Winner Takes All Title Unification Match
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Triple Threat for the RAW Tag Team Titles
The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. Randy Orton and Riddle (c)
Anything Goes Match
Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn
Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory
WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. AJ Styles
CONFIRMED MATCHES TO BE ASSIGNED A NIGHT:
UNCONFIRMED, RUMORED OR EXPECTED MATCHES:
Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
TBA vs. Ricochet (c)
WWE United States Title Match
Damian Priest vs. Finn Balor (c)