The way wrestling fans watch WWE’s biggest events, including WrestleMania, is about to change. NBCUniversal has agreed to a multiyear deal with the professional wrestling organization, giving Peacock the streaming rights to WWE Network for its American audience.

Starting March 18, WWE Network will move to Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, Variety reports. Live content and more than 17,000 hours of programming are set to air exclusively on Peacock in the U.S.

That means WWE Network subscribers will watch WrestleMania 37 on Peacock. The event will take place over two nights at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11.

The move should save the 1.1 million American WWE Network subscribers some money. Customers had been paying $9.99 per month for the WWE Network. Peacock Premium, which includes advertisements, costs only $4.99 per month and will include all the WWE Network content. Customers can pay $9.99 per month for Peacock Premium Plus to avoid ads. 

 

 

 

Fastlane 2021 is scheduled for March 21 and is set to be the first WWE pay-per-view event that will stream on Peacock. The Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber PPVs won’t be affected by the deal since they are scheduled before March.

The deal between WWE and Peacock is said to be worth more than $1 billion over five years, Sports Business Daily reports.

Nearly 22 million subscribers have signed up for Peacock since it launched in July 2020. The service is highlight by hit shows “The Office” and “Yellowstone.”

Movies and films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features and DreamWorks are also included in Peacock package.

WWE's Drew McIntyre TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Drew McIntyre enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images