Monday March 31, 2014 10:46 pm
WWE Network stress testing this week leading in to WrestleMania 30
The WWE Network, announced at CES 2014, went live on February 24th--and it crashed hard. The company has had about 5 weeks to fix all the issues (and not all have been fixed as of press time,) and stress test the MLBAM servers in anticipation of what many believe to be the "make or break" event for the unique live streaming service that's paired with a vast on-demand content vault.
On April 6th, WWE presents WrestleMania XXX, which will be the very first live pay-per-view event that is broadcast on the WWE Network. It just so happens to also be the biggest event of the year for pro wrestling, as WrestleMania is seen as the Super Bowl of wrestling. The company has been broadcasting live programming several times per week in order to get a handle on load, but WrestleMania is a beast all its own. To prepare, the WWE Network will be doing daily live shows this week, along with a two-hour pre-show before WrestleMania begins. We've got the full schedule of special events that'll air on the WWE Network this week, below.
Tuesday: WrestleMania XXX Press Conference - 11AM EST: The Superstar-studded official press conference for WrestleMania 30, live from New York City!
Tuesday: Main Event - 8PM EST: This will not be airing live this week as they are taping everything before Monday Night RAW tonight.
Thursday: WrestleMania Today - 6PM EST: Preview WrestleMania 30! Hosted by Josh Matthews, Booket T., and Alex Riley.
Friday: WrestleMania Today - 6PM EST: Preview WrestleMania 30! Hosted by Josh Matthews, Booket T., and Alex Riley.
Friday: Legends Of Wrestling - 10PM EST: Roundtable discussion with WrestleMania Legends as they look back at their greatest WrestleMania moments.
Saturday: WrestleMania Today - 6PM EST: Preview WrestleMania 30! Hosted by Josh Matthews, Booket T., and Alex Riley.
Saturday: WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony Red Carpet Arrival special - 8PM EST: Hosted by Michael Cole & Renee Young. This special consists 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.
Saturday: WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony - 9PM EST
All Day Sunday: Sunday starts off with replays of the first two WrestleMania rewinds at 7AM EST & 8AM EST. WrestleMania 28 will be played at 9AM, with last years WrestleMania 29 being shown at 1PM, leading up to the WMXXX pre-show.
Sunday: WrestleMania XXX PRE-SHOW - 5PM EST: This inside look, live from the Mercedes Superdome in New Orleans, previews all that is WrestleMania XXX, and includes an exclusive match! The first hour will also be broadcast on WWE social media channels for free, while the second hour will be a WWE Network and PPV buyer exclusive.
Sunday: WrestleMania XXX - 7PM EST: WrestleMania 30! On April 6, 2014, Superstars, Divas and Legends let the good times roll with a celebration 30 years in the making.
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