ESPN Will Show Classic ‘WrestleMania’  Events During Sports Hiatus

With the sports word currently on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN is looking for ways to keep its audience entertained.

ESPN has now decided that for three Sundays, it will air classic WrestleMania events on its cable network.

The network will also stream them on its mobile app as well, Variety reports.

The sporting network will begin airing the classic programming this Sunday at 7 p.m. eastern.

The first classic WM event that they will show is WrestleMania 30 from April 2014.

“This unique opportunity is a byproduct of the terrific working relationship we’ve enjoyed with WWE over the years and the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in,” said Executive Vice President of programming at ESPN Burke Magnus. “WrestleMania is one of the most popular global events in sports and entertainment, and the spectacular content it provides will be a treat for fans.”

According to the outlet, airing the event will also benefit the WWE ahead of a planned two-night WrestleMania event to be streamed in early April.

“It is a privilege for us to deliver historic WrestleMania content to our world-class partners at ESPN and provide more premium programming to our fans, putting smiles on their faces, particularly during this trying time,” chief brand officer of WWE, Stephanie McMahon said in a statement. “We look forward to celebrating WrestleMania history with ESPN as we head into our two-night pop-culture extravaganza on April 4 and 5.”


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