Love it or hate it, pro wrestling is a huge part of our culture. Even if you’re not a fan, you no doubt can still name a few of the most famous wrestlers, or know a couple catchphrases. And with more and more wrestlers breaking into mainstream acting, like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dave Bautista, and John Cena, wrestling is only getting bigger.
Dedicated fans want to know where they can catch all their favorite matchups week after week. Lots of live TV streaming services carry wrestling. But none carry it as thoroughly for less money than Sling TV. Read on to see why Sling Blue gives subscribers the most wrestling bang for their buck.
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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
The WWE is the biggest, longest-running wrestling promotion in the world, with its roots going all the way back to 1953. Its flagship show Monday Night RAW is the longest-running weekly episodic show in the US, running since 1993, and Friday Night SmackDown! has been running almost as long (since 1999).
Top WWE Superstars include: Natalya, World Champion Roman Reigns, Edge, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Bayley, Carmella, and Gunther.
Here’s a breakdown of WWE programs and where you can watch:
- Monday Night RAW: The first live-broadcast wrestling show of its kind, RAW has been a fixture for WWE fans since before it was WWE. Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Goldberg, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels have all been RAW performers. RAW airs weekly at 8 pm Eastern on USA Network.
- Friday Night SmackDown!: Originally created to go toe-to-toe with arch-rival WCW’s Thunder program, SmackDown! has featured Batista, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Edge, The Undertaker, John Cena, and Torrie Wilson (among many others). SmackDown! airs weekly at 8 pm Eastern on FOX.
- WWE NXT: The WWE’s “developmental brand,” NXT is a proving ground for the next generation of WWE Superstars. NXT airs weekly at 8 pm Eastern on Tuesdays on USA Network.
- Atlanta (WAGA)
- Austin (KTBC)
- Chicago (WFLD)
- Dallas (KDFW)
- Detroit (WJBK)
- Gainesville (WOGX)
- Houston (KRIV)
- Los Angeles (KTTV)
- Milwaukee (WITI)
- Minneapolis (KMSP)
- New York (WNYW)
- Orlando (WOFL)
- Philadelphia (WTXF)
- Phoenix (KSAZ)
- San Francisco (KTVU)
- Seattle (KCPQ)
- Tampa (WTVT)
- Washington (WTTG)
All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Move over, WWE – there’s a new promotion in town. Though only launched in 2019, AEW has been stealing quite a lot of WWE’s thunder. Its big series are Dynamite and Rampage.
A few of AEW’s featured current wrestlers include: Red Velvet, Jon Moxley, Jade Cargill, Bryan Danielson, Danhausen, Thunder Rosa, Kris Statlander, and the tag-team bro duo The Young Bucks.
Here’s how to stream AEW’s shows:
- AEW Dynamite: AEW’s answer to RAW, Dynamite “attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television.” Dynamite airs every Wednesday at 8 pm Eastern on TBS.
- AEW Rampage: Dynamite’s “fight-forward” younger sib. Rampage airs every Friday at 10 pm Eastern on TNT.
Other Wrestling Promotions
If you’re looking for something a little different in wrestling, check out New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). NJPW is Japan’s oldest and biggest wrestling promotion, featuring Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, and Jay White. Or take a look at Impact! Wrestling (formerly TNA). You can find both franchises on AXS TV, which is included with either Sling Blue or Sling Orange.
Other Combat Sports
If you want to take it up a notch (or five), Showtime’s got you covered with exclusive Bellator MMA and boxing matches. Many are included in your Showtime subscription ($10/mo additional), while some are PPV. Remember, with Sling there’s no commitment, so you can order Showtime and then cancel it whenever you want.
Sling TV Devices to Stream Pro Wrestling
Sling TV supports most streaming devices that are in use today. These include:
- Amazon Fire TV (Firestick)
- Android mobile
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Smart TVs
- Web Browsers
You can always check out Sling’s upcoming wrestling and combat sports events on their website. Most programs are available on demand for up to 30 days after they air. And if you can’t live stream it, all plans include 50 hours of cloud DVR.
At just $40.00/mo for either base package — Sling Orange (ESPN, Disney) or Sling Blue (NBC, Fox) — or $55.00/mo for Sling Orange + Blue, Sling TV offers you all the great wrestling programming you love at a price that’s as good as it gets. Subscribe to Sling and get ready to layeth some smackdown today!
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