WWE has actually announced a crammed lineup of shows for WrestleMania 38 week-- starting with a special "WrestleMania" edition of Raw in Pittsburgh on March 2 and ending with the "Raw After WrestleMania" in Dallas on April 4. On top of the regular weekly lineup of WWE shows, there's likewise the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Friday, NXT Stand & Deliver on Saturday and back-to-back nights of WrestleMania 38, all of which can be viewed on Peacock. You can see the full schedule in the list below along with what matches have actually been revealed for each.
Monday Night Raw (March 28).
Called WrestleMania Raw, WWE has announced a bunch of SmackDown stars will be at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh for the final Raw before WrestleMania. The lineup consists of:.
Brock Lesnar & Roman Reigns confrontation.
Ronda Rousey & Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair.
RK-Bro vs. The Usos.
Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy.
Natalya, Shayna Bazsler, Zelina Vega & Carmella vs. Sasha Banks, Naomi, Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan.
The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio.
NXT 2.0 (March 29).
The final episode of NXT 2.0 before NXT Stand & Deliver will figure out the final entrant in the NXT North American Championship ladder match as well as feature stars that will not be on the Stand & Deliver card.
Ladder Match Qualifier: Cameron Grimes vs. Roderick Strong vs. A-Kid.
LA Knight & MSK vs. Imperium.
Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen vs. Legado del Fantasma.
Ivy Nile vs. Tiffany Stratton.
Bodhi Hayward vs. Von Wagner.
Nikkita Lyons vs. TBA.
Friday Night SmackDown (April 1).
The final episode of SmackDown prior to WrestleMania will occur inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The card consists of a couple of matches that didn't quite make the cut for WrestleMania 38, including the yearly Andre The Giant Battle Royal.
Intercontinental Championship: Ricochet vs. Angel vs. Humberto.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Finn Balor, Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, Erik, Ivar, Drew Gulak, Damian Priest, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Reggie, Shanky, Jinder Mahal, R-Truth, Robert Roode, Madcap Moss, Mansoor, Akira Tozawa, TBA.
WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Induction Ceremony (April 1).
Happening instantly after SmackDown, WWE will host the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022 induction event live on Peacock. The inductees for this year's class consist of The Undertaker, Vader and Queen Sharmell. Shad Gaspard with posthumously get this year's Warrior Award.
NXT Stand & Deliver (April 2).
NXT Stand & Deliver will occur at 12 p.m. main at American Airlines Center hours before WrestleMania 38 starts. Here's the updated lineup for the show:.
NXT Championship: Dolph Ziggler vs. Bron Breakker.
NXT Women's Championship: Mandy Rose vs. Cora Jade vs. Io Shirai vs. Kay Lee Ray.
NXT Tag Team Championships: Imperium vs. The Creed Brothers vs. MSK.
NXT North American Championships: Carmelo Hayes vs. Santos Escobar vs. Solo Sikoa vs. Grayson Waller vs. TBA.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tony D'Angelo.
LA Knight vs. Gunther.
WrestleMania 38 (April 2-3).
WrestleMania 38 will occur inside AT&T Stadium on both April 2 and April 3, with both nights starting at 8 p.m ET and streaming on Peacock. Here's the updated card for both nights, however stay tuned for any updates as the show gets closer.
WrestleMania Saturday (April 2).
The KO Show including "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
SmackDown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey.
Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair.
AJ Styles vs. Edge.
SmackDown Tag Team Championships: The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs.
Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul.
Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin.
WrestleMania Sunday (April 3).
WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar.
Raw Tag Team Championships: RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Carmella & Zelina Vega vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi vs. Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya & Shayna Baszler.
Sami Zayn vs. Johnny Knoxville (Anything Goes Match).
Austin Theory vs. Pat McAfee.
Monday Night Raw (April 4).
While last year's "Raw After WrestleMania" didn't measure up to the hype of previous years (WWE was still stuck inside the ThunderDome at the time), the business reportedly has big surprises and returns lined up for this year's episode. The only thing verified for the show so far is Veer Mahaan's debut, however stay tuned for more updates.
Triple H broke the news on Stephen A's World that he is officially retired from wrestling, going into detail about his near-death experience last year. He told the First Take personality, "I had viral pneumonia. My lungs were inflamed, and as the next number of days went on and I got home, it got progressively worse. My spouse [WWE executive Stephanie McMahon] saw some blood and stuff that I was coughing, and I went and got checked, and it was originating from the viral pneumonia, however I had fluid in my lungs.
I had some fluid around my heart so they followed up on it and did an EKG and Echo and everything. Generally, the way your heart pumps out 55-60 percent of your ejection portion is an excellent number. I was at 30 percent. I got a fast text stating do not take some time, pack a bag real quick and head to the emergency clinic and I'll fill you in on the way. So, by the time I got to the emergency space, my ejection portion had decreased to 22 percent, which, ya know, I was in heart failure.".
" I have a defibrillator in my chest, which, you know, probably not an excellent idea for me to get zapped on live TV," he later on included when Smith asked him if he 'd ever get back in the ring.
" The Game" returned to social networks on Sunday, thanking everybody for their messages sent out to him following his interview. He started with a quote from author Louis L'Amour-- "There will come a time when you think whatever is ended up; that will be the start.".
He then composed, "I am genuinely humbled by the texts, calls, posts and all the kind words. I'm grateful to each and everyone of you. I wish I could respond to each of you, however I type so slow I 'd never ever leave the house once again. Please know how much they all mean to me. Stay healthy, be grateful for all you have and seize the day I know I am!".
Elsewhere in the interview, he discussed his current role with WWE, verifying he's back in the office-- "No no, my foot's not off the gas. I expect in some manner I have to go back a little bit. I'm still in recovery, and my endurance isn't quite what it used to be before. Today I'm back, I'm at the office. I'm completely concentrated on recruiting and development of our talent in the future. Whether that's building more performance centers.
Whether that's discovering the next young stud that's out there, male or female, like Gable Steveson. Just recently two time NCAA Champion Gold Medalist at the Olympics right, his next step is in WWE and with us, it's discovering that, it's producing that future, which's the biggest focus for me and as we move on from there, it's ensuring that WWE is a success for generations to come.".