Where & How to Watch WrestleMania 40 Online

Stream WrestleMania 40 live on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network globally, featuring The Rock’s return and top matches like Reigns vs. Rhodes. Catch the action from Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on April 6 and 7, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

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Can you smell what The Rock is cookin’? Even if you’re not a wrestling fan, you know the line. 

Now the man who made that line famous, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Wrestlemania are coming back together for a weekend of WWE drama, spectacle and celebrity appearances.

You can stream WrestleMania 40 on Peacock in the U.S. or on WWE Network globally on April 6 and 7. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. ET each night. Taking place at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, the event stars big names like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Roman Reigns, and Cody Rhodes.

Expect thrilling title fights and a tag team match with big implications for future WWE storylines. 

A Peacock Premium subscription for $5.99 per month lets you catch all the action over both nights. WrestleMania 40 isn’t just for die-hard wrestling fans; it’s a cultural event and entertainment pageant that captures the world’s attention.

Why Watch WrestleMania 40: The Rock’s Epic Comeback

The Rock’s return after eight years is a big deal at WrestleMania XL, with high-stakes matchups featuring stars like Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes. This comeback, amid a fierce rivalry for the championship, promises to draw a large crowd to NBCUniversal’s Peacock.

WrestleMania 40 appeals to more than just wrestling fans. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson used his pro wrestling fame as a springboard to become a Hollywood blockbuster king, starring in major hits like ‘Fast & Furious’ and ‘Jumanji,’ which expanded his and the event’s global fanbase.

‘The Rock’ is stepping back into the ring for his first real match in 11 years on Saturday night. On Sunday, Roman Reigns defends his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes.

The last time WrestleMania hit Philly, The Rock headlined, facing Stone Cold Steve Austin in 1999. This year’s event continues the tradition of spectacular matches and storylines, akin to blockbuster movies, making it a must-watch social and pop culture phenomenon.

WrestleMania week is more than just the main event; it’s a full-blown celebration including Friday Night SmackDown, the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony, and Monday Night Raw® at Wells Fargo Center, along with fan events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

In the last ten years, WrestleMania has brought in over $1.25 billion for its host cities. As WWE’s premier pay-per-view and live-streaming spectacle since 1985, WrestleMania was the first of its kind, going live online with the WWE Network in 2014.

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WWE SmackDown’s Role in the WrestleMania 40 Prelude

Tonight, WWE SmackDown airs live on FOX from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, setting the stage for WrestleMania 40. Joey Uso will clash with his younger brother Solo Sikoa in a heated prelude to his twin brother Jimmy’s match at the WrestleMania 40 main event.

As the final showdown before the weekend’s WrestleMania 40, tonight’s SmackDown features:

  • Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • The KO Show with Kevin Owens, special guest Randy Orton
  • Zelina Vega against Elektra Lopez
  • New Catch Republic facing off against Grayson Waller & Austin Theory
  • Jey Uso vs. Solo Sikoa

Catch the live action of WWE SmackDown tonight at 8:00 pm ET.

WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Highlights

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson & Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes & Seth “Freakin” Rollins
  • Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley for the Women’s World Championship
  • Gunther vs. Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso
  • Six-pack tag team ladder match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: Damian Priest & Finn Bálor vs. R-Truth & The Miz vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano vs. Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. Austin Theory & Grayson Waller vs. Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate
  • Bianca Belair, Naomi, and Jade Cargill vs. Damage CTRL
  • Rey Mysterio & Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar & Dominik Mysterio

WrestleMania 40 Night 2 Showdowns

  • Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
  • Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship
  • IYO SKY vs. Bayley for the WWE’s Women’s Championship
  • Triple Threat match for the United States Championship: Logan Paul vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
  • LA Knight vs. AJ Styles
  • Six-man tag team Philadelphia street fight: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. Final Testament

Getting Started with Peacock for WrestleMania 40

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, offers a range of content including NFL, Premier League, WWE, and more. To watch WrestleMania 40, sign up for Peacock Premium and stream on various devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • LG Smart TV
  • PlayStation 4/5
  • Roku
  • Samsung TV
  • Xbox

Launched in April 2020 by NBCUniversal, Peacock is a streaming service comparable to Hulu, featuring movies, NBC shows, Peacock Originals, and live sports.

FAQs for First-Time Peacock Users

Can I watch WrestleMania on NBC channel?

No, WrestleMania 40 is exclusive to Peacock in the U.S. and won’t be available on the NBC broadcast channel.

Is WrestleMania 40 available on Xfinity?

Some Xfinity subscribers can still access Peacock and stream WrestleMania 40 as part of their service. However, Peacock Premium is no longer free for Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers. Comcast’s Now TV streaming service includes a free Peacock Premium plan.

Can I use a TV antenna to watch WrestleMania 40?

No, a TV antenna won’t work for WrestleMania 40 since it’s only streamed online via Peacock. Even though Peacock is owned by NBCUniversal, the event is exclusive to Peacock subscribers.

Do I need a Peacock subscription to watch WrestleMania 40?

Yes, a Peacock Premium subscription is required to stream WrestleMania 40. However, you only need the Peacock Premium plan at $5.99 per month, and not the more pricey Premium Plus plan at $11.99 per month.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

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