WWE has just announced that WrestleMania 36 will be a two-night event on the WWE Network and former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski will be the host.
The first night will air live on Saturday, April 4th at 7 pm eastern. The second night will air in on the regular day of Sunday, April 5th. Both shows will air at the Performance Center on a closed set.
This news essentially puts to bed the rumors that WrestleMania would move to June 7 at Madison Square Garden.
The move to do the show over 2 nights helps them fill the gap left by the postponed NXT TakeOver show. There is still no official word on plans for the Hall Of Fame ceremony by Georgia Smith, the daughter of “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, said on Twitter that WWE is planning on moving the Hall Of Fame to SummerSlam weekend.
More details on WrestleMania weekend plans will be announced on Friday Night SmackDown.
Here is the official announcement from WWE:
WRESTLEMANIA® TOO BIG FOR JUST ONE NIGHT
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 18, 2020 – WrestleMania, for the first time ever, will be held as a two-night event streaming on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and available on pay-per-view.
The two-night pop culture extravaganza will be hosted by three-time Super Bowl Champion Rob Gronkowski. Tune in to SmackDown this Friday at 8 pm ET on FOX to see what Gronk has in store for WrestleMania.
As previously announced, only essential personnel will be on the closed set during the production of WrestleMania.