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Wrestlemania 35: WWE PPV's 2019 Date, Match Card, Start Time, How To Watch, And What You Need To Know

Who will walk away champion?

With a women's match serving as the main event, Wrestlemania's 2019 card will also be home to a women's battle royal, just as was the case last year. This past Friday, WWE revealed that the over-the-top battle royal is happening, and numerous superstars are confirmed for the match: Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Mickie James, and Zelina Vega.

WWE continues to lock down all of these specifics because Wrestlemania 35 is just a couple days away. It comes to PPV and the WWE Network on Sunday, April 7. If you're looking to watch the show live, you can check out our guide on how to stream Wrestlemania 35. Put simply: the easiest way is to subscribe to WWE Network; if you don't already do so, you can get a free trial. That will let you catch all of the action live without paying a dime, provided you remember to cancel it before it auto-renews.

Sunday night will have some of the biggest matches of the year, including multiple championship bouts, wrapping up storylines that WWE has been building for months. Below, we've outlined some of the key information--the match card and start time--for the show. Things are continuing to evolve, as we now know it'll be "The Demon" Finn Balor taking on Bobby Lashley, rather than plain-old-regular Finn Balor. The Cruiserweight championship match between Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese, meanwhile, will be taking place on the Kickoff show.

Triple H is also on the card, with a match against Batista to avenge the latter's attack on Ric Flair. That will one to keep an eye on, as Triple H was injured last year and was not necessarily in a position to perform, though Vince McMahon apparently pushed him to do so. "Vince came to me and told me, 'I need you to be in WrestleMania this year,'" Triple H told ESPN. "And I was like, 'Really? Because I haven't been cleared to train yet even--I don't know that I'm going to make that.' Batista and I had this conversation a while ago about trying to do this ... then I had to call him and go, 'Dude, I tore my pec and I don't know what's going to happen. I'll see.' To this day, I'm still ... I'm going to get in the ring next Sunday, and you and I will both find out at the same time whether my pec will hold on."

Wrestlemania 35 starts at 7 PM ET this Sunday. Like all other larger WWE events, there will be a Kickoff show featuring, among other things, a championship match between Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese. The preceding days will have plenty going on too--be sure to check our schedule and streaming guide for Wrestlemania week. You won't be hard-pressed to keep busy; not only do we have the Hall of Fame, but there's a ton of non-WWE events happening as well, many of which happen on Thursday and Friday.

Wrestlemania 35 Start Time

This year's event is coming to Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, April 7. You can watch the event for yourself on the WWE Network or on PPV through your cable or satellite provider.

Wrestlemania Main Card Start Time

  • 4 PM PT
  • 6 PM CT
  • 7 PM ET
  • 12 AM BST (April 8)

Based on the past, it's safe to assume the main show will be preceded by a Kickoff show in the usual manner. If WWE holds true to form, this will start two hours earlier on the WWE Network, or you'll be able to watch it for free on WWE.com. The second hour of this may also air on USA.

Wrestlemania Kickoff Show Start Time (unconfirmed)

  • 2 PM PT
  • 4 PM CT
  • 5 PM ET
  • 10 PM BST

Below, you'll find the match card for this year's Wrestlemania. It's looking increasingly unlikely that The Undertaker will be there, and we're still waiting to find out who John Cena will face.

Wrestlemania 35 Match Card

Andre The Giant Battle Royal

This will be the sixth year in a row we get a giant battle royal match at Wrestlemania. This works just like the Royal Rumble, with each participating trying to throw others over the top rope so that their feet hit the floor. This year, it features wrestlers from Raw, Smackdown, and outside the WWE. The confirmed entrants so far, courtesy of WWE.com:

  • Braun Strowman
  • Colin Jost & Michael Che of SNL fame
  • Andrade
  • Apollo Crews
  • Titus O'Neil
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Jinder Mahal
  • No Way Jose
  • Bobby Roode
  • Chad Gable
  • Kalisto
  • Gran Metalik
  • Lince Dorado
  • Bo Dallas
  • Curtis Axel
  • Heath Slater
  • Rhyno
  • Viktor
  • Konnor
  • Ali
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Luke Gallows
  • Karl Anderson
  • Matt Hardy
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Otis
  • Tucker
  • EC3

Women's Battle Royal

As noted above, we're used to seeing battle royal matches at Wrestlemania, and 2019 will see the return of something that made its debut last year: the women's battle royal match. This will bring together stars from Raw, Smackdown, and NXT, and so far we know of more than a dozen participants, again via WWE's website:

  • Asuka
  • Carmella
  • Naomi
  • Lana
  • Mandy Rose
  • Sonya Deville
  • Nikki Cross
  • Dana Brooke
  • Ruby Riott
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sarah Logan
  • Mickie James
  • Zelina Vega

Bobby Lashley (c) vs. "The Demon" Finn Balor (Intercontinental Championship)

Finn Balor captured the Intercontinental title from Lashley when he pinned the All Mighty One's hype man, Lio Rush, in a triple threat match back at Elimination Chamber. Lashley later reclaimed the gold--with a little assistance from Rush--and now the two will square off, with Balor donning his "The Demon" persona.

Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre has been picking fights with The Shield, and at Wrestlemania, he'll go up against Roman Reigns, who recently returned to WWE after his battle with leukemia.

Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese (Cruiserweight Championship) -- Kickoff Match

Former friends Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese will square off in a match for the Cruiserweight title. This will take place on the Kickoff show, just prior to Wrestlemania proper.

AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton

AJ Styles and Randy Orton are in the midst of a feud over who has the claim to be the lead guy on Smackdown.

Bayley & Sasha Banks (c) vs. Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs. The IIconics vs. Nia Jax & Tamina (Women's Tag Team Championship)

A four-way, cross-generational tag team match is set for Wrestlemania to decide who will take home the women's tag team championship.

Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

Former tag team partners Shane McMahon and The Miz are set to go head to head in a falls-count-anywhere match. When the two failed to beat the Usos at Elimination Chamber, Shane turned on Miz, paving the way for this match.

Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio (United States Championship)

Rey Mysterio recently pinned Samoa Joe--albeit in a tag team match--and now he'll get to go up against Joe one-on-one with the United States championship on the line.

Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin

The Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle caps off his emotional farewell tour with one final match at the Grandest Stage of Them All. Corbin has been a persistent thorn in Angle's side since the former's stint as interim Raw General Manager, and the Lone Wolf looks to ensure Angle's final match doesn't go how he hopes.

Triple H vs. Batista (No Holds Barred Match)

Batista recently returned, beat up Ric Flair on his birthday, and demanded a match against Triple H. Although Batista had made a few appearances on WWE programming, he has not competed in the ring since 2014. This will be an interesting match to see these former stablemates fight each other in a No Holds Barred match.

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)

Kofi Kingston almost took out Daniel Bryan at the Elimination Chamber, and at Wrestlemania, he gets another shot to do so with the WWE Championship on the line. This is thanks to fellow New Day members Big E and Xavier Woods winning a tag team Gauntlet match.

Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins (Universal Championship)

Seth Rollins emerged victorious at 2019's Royal Rumble, earning him a title match at Wrestlemania. Rollins soon after chose Brock Lesnar as his opponent, and this match will see him attempt to win his first-ever Universal Championship.

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women's Championship)

The biggest match on the Wrestlemania card is none other than Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship. Originally, Lynch was going to be suspended until after Mania, after her numerous attacks on Rousey forced the McMahons to punish Lynch for her actions. However, she's now been added to the match, after Rousey attacked her at Fastlane.

The Usos (c) vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. The Bar vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)

The Smackdown Tag Team championship will be on the line at Wrestlemania, but this won't be any regular tag team match. It'll be a fatal four-way pitting the current champions, the Usos, against Ricochet and Aleister Black; The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro); and Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev.

Make sure to come back to GameSpot on April 7 for live coverage and a review of the event.

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