Viewer’s Guide to WrestleMania Week 2022 Programming Lineup

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Friday (April 1):

Friday is the start of everything getting very packed if you’re a wrestling fan.

First up the pre-show of ROH Supercard of Honor on YouTube at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the pay-per-view starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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This coincides with Friday Night SmackDown, or as WWE is branding it once again, WrestleMania SmackDown.

Set for this edition is a Triple Threat match for the Intercontinental Championship with Ricochet defending against Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo of Los Lotharios, who both scored tainted victories over him last week.

Also, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is once again being relegated to just SmackDown, rather than WrestleMania itself. As it stands, the participants that have been announced are as follows:

  • Akira Tozawa
  • Apollo Crews
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Commander Azeez
  • Damian Priest
  • Drew Gulak
  • Erik of The Viking Raiders
  • United States Champion Finn Balor
  • Ivar of The Viking Raiders
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Madcap Moss
  • Mansoor
  • Reggie
  • Robert Roode
  • R-Truth
  • Shanky
  • Shelton Benjamin

The card is always subject to change, so some of these Superstars may not be in the match and others could be inserted in at the last minute without any heads up.

On the AEW side of things, another episode of AEW Rampage will be in its usual 10 p.m. time slot on TNT. But since that is being recorded in advance, you might want to skip it for the other things.

NXT Level Up would normally air at 10 p.m. on Peacock, but that is also recorded in advance. If spoilers are available, you’ll be able to find them here on EWN prior to the show. This may be a week where it doesn’t air at all, or it may air at another time or on another day entirely, as the real focus will be on the WWE Hall of Fame set to follow SmackDown. That will be on Peacock and the WWE Network.

The Undertaker will be inducted by Vince McMahon, Sharmell will be inducted by Booker T, Vader is set to be inducted, Shad Gaspard will be honored with the Warrior Award and more.

Click on the next part for Saturday’s schedule.

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