‘WrestleMania 32 Kickoff Show’ Airing Tonight Live on USA Network

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‘WrestleMania 32 Kickoff Show’ Airing Tonight Live on USA Network

For the first time ever, USA Network, the exclusive cable home to WWE’s marquee properties, announces expanded access to “WrestleMania,” WWE’s biggest event of the year. USA Network will present a live, one-hour broadcast of the official “WrestleMania Kickoff Show” and a movie marathon celebrating Dwayne “The Rock(R)” Johnson.

USA’s live hour of the “WrestleMania Kickoff Show” will start at 6PM ET/3PM PT and include the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, featuring 20 WWE Superstars. “WrestleMania 32” will broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. And leading in and out of the live kickoff show, USA Network will celebrate with a movie marathon featuring WWE homegrown star Dwayne “The Rock(R)” Johnson, with films including “The Rundown,” “Faster,” “Fast Five” and “GI Joe Retaliation.”

The night after, on Monday, April 4, an all-new “WWE Monday Night RAW” will feature the fallout from the action of “WrestleMania 32.”

In 2016, USA Network became the exclusive cable home to WWE’s marquee properties, offering fans the live “WWE Monday Night RAW” for three hours every week (8-11PM ET/PT) and “SmackDown” on Thursdays from 8-10PM ET/PT.

In 2016 to date, “Monday Night RAW” is averaging 4.09MM total viewers, 1.91MM P25-54 and 1.87MM P18-49 L7 and “SmackDOwn” on USA is averaging 2.82MM P2+, 1.23MM P25-54, and 1.15MM P18-49+ L7, making USA the #1 cable entertainment network across the key demos on Monday and Thursday nights. In 2015, the two programs reached 50MM viewers.

The above press release was issued by WWE.


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