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WWE will air a special WrestleMania 38 kickoff show on the USA Network prior to night one of WrestleMania on Saturday April 2. PWInsider is reporting that the special event will be two-hour show, but that specific matches or segments have not been officially announced. WrestleMania will air live on Peacock on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3.
The Saturday show will feature Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship, Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin, The Miz & Logan Paul vs. The Mysterios, Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs vs. The Usos for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, and a special KO Show with Kevin Owens featuring the WrestleMania return of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
The Sunday show features Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed World Championship, A.J. Styles vs. Edge, Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn, The Street Profits vs. RK-Bro vs. Alpha Academy for the Raw Tag Team Championship, and Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee.
Next week’s go-home episode of Monday Night Raw will feature both Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns ahead of their WrestleMania main event match. WWE’s WrestleMania week television programming will include the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday April 1 featuring The Undertaker taking his place in the Hall of Fame. Vince McMahon is scheduled to induct him. On Saturday afternoon, NXT’s Stand and Deliver event will air on Peacock at 12 noon CST. That event is headlined by Bron Breakker vs. Dolph Ziggler for the NXT Championship.