ESPN To Air Classic WrestleMania Events Weekly Starting This Sunday
Variety is reporting that sports network ESPN has struck a deal with WWE to air classic WrestleMania events on Sundays in an attempt to fill their schedule amidst a slew of Coronavirus-related sports cancellations. The airings will start this Sunday with WrestleMania 30, which will air on the cable network and streaming on its mobile app in full starting at 7 PM Eastern.
Burke Magnus, executive vice president of programming at ESPN, provided Variety with a prepared statement about the new programming.
This unique opportunity is a byproduct of the terrific working relationship we’ve enjoyed with WWE over the years and the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves in. WrestleMania is one of the most popular global events in sports and entertainment and the spectacular content it provides will be a treat for fans.
This year’s WrestleMania will also be affected by the Coronavirus, as it will go forward in several locations with no crowd in a two-night special event.
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