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 programing, please 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 5-to-6 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]

The WWE events are typically 3 hours in length, the "Big Four" events are approximately 4 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 known as Fallout, each Fallout includes interviews and a panel of experts analyzing the event. The Fallout 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, each TakeOver Kickoff includes interviews and a panel of experts previewing the upcoming line-up. The TakeOver Kickoff pre-shows began at 30-minutes in length before expanding to 1 hour, beginning with TakeOver: San Antonio in 2017.[7] WWE also occasionally airs a post-show after TakeOver events known as TakeOver Fallout, each TakeOver Fallout includes interviews and a panel of experts analyzing the event. The Fallout post-shows vary in length.

WWE Network events[edit]

2014[edit]

NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
February 27, 2014 Arrival Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship
April 6, 2014 WrestleMania XXX Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 4, 2014 Extreme Rules Izod Center East Rutherford, NJ Daniel Bryan vs. Kane for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 29, 2014 TakeOver Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship
June 1, 2014 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista)
June 29, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 SummerSlam Staples Center Los Angeles, CA John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
September 11, 2014 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, 2014 Night of Champions Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
October 26, 2014 Hell in a Cell American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
November 23, 2014 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, 2014 TakeOver: R Evolution Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
December 14, 2014 TLC: Tables, Ladders, Chairs... and Stairs Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt

2015[edit]

NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 25, 2015 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 11, 2015 TakeOver: Rival Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
February 22, 2015 Fastlane FedExForum Memphis, TN Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
March 29, 2015 WrestleMania 31 Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 26, 2015 Extreme Rules Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 28, 2015 King of the Ring iWireless Center Moline, IL Neville vs. Bad News Barrett
May 17, 2015 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, 2015 TakeOver: Unstoppable Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
May 31, 2015 Elimination Chamber American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
June 14, 2015 Money in the Bank Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
July 4, 2015 The Beast in the East Ryōgoku Sumo Hall Sumida, Tokyo
Japan
John Cena and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane and King Barrett
July 19, 2015 Battleground Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
August 22, 2015 TakeOver: Brooklyn Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
August 23, 2015 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
September 20, 2015 Night of Champions Toyota Center Houston, TX Seth Rollins vs. Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
October 3, 2015 Live from Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden New York, NY John Cena vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE United States Championship
October 7, 2015 TakeOver: Respect Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Bayley vs. Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship
October 25, 2015 Hell in a Cell Staples Center Los Angeles, CA The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
November 22, 2015 Survivor Series Philips Arena Atlanta, GA Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
December 13, 2015 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs TD Garden Boston, MA Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
December 16, 2015 TakeOver: London SSE Arena, Wembley Wembley, London
England
Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship

2016[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 24, 2016 Royal Rumble Amway Center Orlando, FL 30-man Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
February 21, 2016 Fastlane Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
March 12, 2016 Roadblock Ricoh Coliseum Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Triple H vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
April 1, 2016 TakeOver: Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, TX Finn Bálor vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
April 3, 2016 WrestleMania 32 AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX Triple H vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 1, 2016 Payback Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
May 22, 2016 Extreme Rules Prudential Center Newark, NJ Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
June 8, 2016 TakeOver: The End Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Samoa Joe vs. Finn Bálor for the NXT Championship
June 19, 2016 Money in the Bank T-Mobile Arena Paradise, NV Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
July 24, 2016 Battleground Verizon Center Washington, D.C. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship
August 20, 2016 TakeOver: Brooklyn II Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship
August 21, 2016 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
September 11, 2016 Backlash Richmond Coliseum Richmond, VA Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles for the WWE World Championship
September 14, 2016 Cruiserweight Classic Finale Full Sail University Winter Park, FL Gran Metalik vs. T.J. Perkins for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
September 25, 2016 Clash of Champions Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
October 9, 2016 No Mercy Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
October 30, 2016 Hell in a Cell TD Garden Boston, MA Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair for the WWE Raw Women's Championship
November 19, 2016 TakeOver: Toronto Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
November 20, 2016 Survivor Series Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
December 4, 2016 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs American Airlines Center Dallas, TX AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Championship
December 18, 2016 Roadblock: End of the Line PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship

2017[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 14, 2017 United Kingdom Championship Tournament - Day 1 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, Lancashire
England
Tyler Bate vs. Tucker
January 15, 2017 United Kingdom Championship Tournament - Day 2 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, Lancashire
England
Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
January 28, 2017 TakeOver: San Antonio Freeman Coliseum San Antonio, TX Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship
January 29, 2017 Royal Rumble Alamodome San Antonio, TX 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 12, 2017 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, 2017 Fastlane Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI Kevin Owens vs. Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship
April 1, 2017 TakeOver: Orlando Amway Center Orlando, FL Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship
April 2, 2017 WrestleMania 33 Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
April 30, 2017 Payback SAP Center San Jose, CA Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
May 19, 2017 United Kingdom Championship Special Epic Studios Norwich, Norfolk
England
Tyler Bate vs. Mark Andrews for the WWE United Kingdom Championship
May 20, 2017 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, 2017 Backlash Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship
June 4, 2017 Extreme Rules Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Bálor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins
June 18, 2017 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, 2017 Great Balls of Fire American Airlines Center Dallas, TX Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Universal Championship
July 23, 2017 Battleground Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
August 19, 2017 TakeOver: Brooklyn III Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship
August 20, 2017 SummerSlam Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
September 12, 2017 Mae Young Classic Finale Thomas & Mack Center Paradise, NV Kairi Sane vs. Shayna Baszler
September 24, 2017 No Mercy Staples Center Los Angeles, CA Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
October 8, 2017 Hell in a Cell Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
October 22, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 Clash of Champions TD Garden Boston, MA AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship

2018[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 27, 2018 TakeOver: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA Andrade "Cien" Almas vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship
January 28, 2018 Royal Rumble Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA 30-woman Royal Rumble match
February 25, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 TakeOver: New Orleans Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa
April 8, 2018 WrestleMania 34 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship

Scheduled upcoming events[edit]

2018[edit]

NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
April 27, 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble[8] King Abdullah International Stadium Jeddah, Makkah Region
Saudi Arabia
50-man Royal Rumble match
May 6, 2018 Backlash[9][10] Prudential Center[11] Newark, NJ TBD
June 16, 2018 TakeOver: Chicago[12][13] Allstate Arena[13] Rosemont, IL TBD
June 17, 2018 Money in the Bank[9][10] Allstate Arena[14] Rosemont, IL TBD
June 18, 2018 United Kingdom Championship Tournament - Day 1 Royal Albert Hall[15] Kensington, London
England
TBD
June 19, 2018 United Kingdom Championship Tournament - Day 2 Royal Albert Hall[16] Kensington, London
England
TBD
July 15, 2018 Extreme Rules[9][10] PPG Paints Arena[17] Pittsburgh, PA TBD
August 18, 2018 TakeOver: Brooklyn[18] Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBD
August 19, 2018 SummerSlam[18][10] Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBD
September 16, 2018 Hell in a Cell[9][10] TBA Nashville, TN TBD
October 21, 2018 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs[9][10] TBA Boston, MA TBD
November 17, 2018 TakeOver: Los Angeles[19][20] Staples Center Los Angeles, CA TBD
November 18, 2018 Survivor Series[19][10] Staples Center Los Angeles, CA TBD
December 16, 2018 Clash of Champions[9][10] TBA San Jose, CA TBD

2019[edit]

NXT event
Date Event Venue Location Main event
January 26, 2019 TakeOver[21] Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ TBD
January 27, 2019 Royal Rumble[21] Chase Field Phoenix, AZ TBD
April 6, 2019 TakeOver[22] Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY TBD
April 7, 2019 WrestleMania 35[22] MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ TBD

Number of events by year[edit]

  • 2014 – 14
  • 2015 – 21
  • 2016 – 21
  • 2017 – 25
  • 2018 – 6 (14 more confirmed)
  • 2019 – 0 (4 confirmed)
  • Total – 87 (18 more confirmed)

Themed WWE Network events[edit]

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
TakeOver 2014–present The specials are themed around the NXT developmental brand and may include matches featuring any of the three NXT Championships
Extreme Rules 2014–present Many of the matches will either be Extreme Rules matches or will otherwise be variants of hardcore wrestling
Money in the Bank 2014–present Includes the Money in the Bank ladder matches, one where the winner will earn one guaranteed WWE Championship shot and the other where the winner will earn one guaranteed WWE SmackDown Women's Championship shot. Both shots 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 the Royal Rumble match, where the winner traditionally receives a world championship match at WrestleMania
Elimination Chamber 2015; 2017–present One or more of the matches will be Elimination Chamber matches
Clash of Champions 2016–present Every championship must be defended
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
United Kingdom Championship Tournament 2017 A single-elimination tournament to crown the inaugural WWE United Kingdom Champion
Mae Young Classic Finale 2017 The culmination of a 32-woman single-elimination tournament

See also[edit]

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