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How to watch WWE Network

If you love pro wrestling, WWE is the place to be.


Colette Bennett


Whether you only tune in for WrestleMania once a year or can’t get by without weekly doses of the squared circle, you’re still a wrestling fan. Being one myself, I know that gatekeeping just spoils the party for everyone, so let’s chuck that idea of how much wrestling you need to watch to be a “true fan” right out the damn window. That said, if you’d like a little more wrestling in your life, you might just enjoy a subscription to WWE Network.

WWE Network is the best way to get access to WWE Pay-Per-View events, weekly shows and more. If you’re not already a convert, the news is good: You can get a month of the service free right now, which means you can watch a whole lot of wrestling without paying a dime. WWE also announced a free version of the app on June 1, which offers access to select past PPV events, original shows, and more. But to watch live weekly shows like RAW and NXT, you’ll still need the paid version of the app.

Considering WWE Network lets you stream all 14 yearly pay-per-view events at no additional cost, that’s an incredible deal. Seriously, just think about how many times you’ve paid $60 to watch one PPV. For that same amount, you’ll get a whole year of WWE Network—and access to a massive library of past events. Between NXT, RAW, and Smackdown Live you’ll be able to watch all your faves hit the mat on a weekly basis, and you’ll also get access to documentaries, reality programming like My Son/Daughter Is a WWE Superstar, and originals like Wrestlemania Rewind.

WWE Network: How much does it cost?

  • Cost: Free-$9.99 per month (after a 30-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV (4th Generation and up), Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, PS4, and iOS and Android devices

WWE Network Roster 2020

WWE’s 2020 roster features 234 stars (The McMahon family included) that appear across four different shows: Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and 205 Live. The rosters do rotate over time, but this is the comprehensive list for who to watch where this year.

WWE Raw roster

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Since its debut in 1993, WWE Raw (“the red brand”) has been the brand’s flagship show. Over its 27-year history the series has played host to some of WWE’s greatest live moments. The current roster features some terrific storylines and the excellent wrestling you’ve come to expect from WWE. Here are the stars you can expect to see when you tune in to Raw.

WWE Raw Male Wrestlers

  • AJ Styles             
  • Akam                   
  • Akira Tozawa                   
  • Aleister Black                   
  • Andrade                             
  • Angelo Dawkins               
  • Bobby Lashley   
  • Brock Lesnar       
  • Buddy Murphy                 
  • Cedric Alexander                            
  • Curt Hawkins                    
  • Drew McIntyre            
  • EC3         
  • Eric Young                         
  • Erick Rowan                     
  • Erik                      
  • Ivar                      
  • Humberto Carrillo                          
  • Jey Uso              
  • Jimmy Uso           
  • Jinder Mahal       
  • Karl Anderson                   
  • Kevin Owens                    
  • Luke Gallows                    
  • Mojo Rawley                    
  • Montez Ford                    
  • No Way Jose                    
  • Randy Orton                     
  • Ricochet                            
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Rezar                   
  • Rusev                  
  • R-Truth               
  • Sin Cara                             
  • Samoa Joe                        
  • Seth Rollins            
  • Shelton Benjamin                           
  • Titus O’Neil                       
  • Zack Ryder       

WWE Raw Female Wrestlers

  • Asuka
  • Becky Lynch
  • Billie Kay
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Kairi Sane
  • Liv Morgan
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Nia Jax
  • Peyton Royce    
  • Ruby Riott
  • Sarah Logan
  • Zelina Vega

WWE SmackDown roster

SmackDown (“the blue brand”) made its debut in April 1999 on Thursdays, but later gained the nickname Friday Night SmackDown after moving to the weekend time slot. Also considered a flagship brand, SmackDown is a great show to check out if you want a weekly dose of solid wrestling

WWE SmackDown Male Wrestlers

  • Apollo Crews
  • Big E
  • Big Show
  • Bo Dallas
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt (The Fiend)
  • Cain Velasquez
  • Cesaro
  • Chad Gable
  • Curtis Axel
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Dash Wilder
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Drake Maverick
  • Drew Gulak
  • Elias
  • Gran Metalik
  • Heath Slater
  • Kalisto
  • King Corbin
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Lince Dorado
  • Luke Harper
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Otis
  • Robert Roode
  • Roman Reigns
  • Sami Zayn
  • Scott Dawson
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Shorty G
  • The Miz
  • Tucker
  • Xavier Woods

WWE SmackDown Female Wrestlers

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Bayley
  • Carmella
  • Dana Brooke
  • Ember Moon
  • Lacey Evans
  • Nikki Cross
  • Sasha Banks
  • Sonya Deville
  • Tamina

WWE NXT roster

NXT made its debut in 2010 and is considered the show to watch if you want to see up-and-coming wrestlers cut their teeth. Some fans openly prefer it to the brand’s flagship shows.

WWE NXT Male Wrestlers

  • Adam Cole
  • Bobby Fish
  • Cezar Bononi
  • Damian Priest
  • Danny Burch
  • Dominik Dijakovic
  • Fabian Aichner
  • Finn Balor
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Keith Lee
  • Kona Reeves
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O’Reilly
  • Lio Rush
  • Marcel Barthel
  • Matt Riddle
  • Raul Mendoza
  • Riddick Moss
  • Roderick Strong
  • Shane Thorne
  • Steve Cutler
  • Tino Sabbatelli
  • Tommaso Ciampa
  • Velveteen Dream
  • Wesley Blake

WWE NXT Female Wrestlers

  • Aliyah
  • Blance Belair
  • Candice LeRae
  • Dakota Kai
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Io Shirai
  • Jessamyn Duke
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Marina Shafir
  • Mia Yim
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Taynara Conti
  • Vanessa Borne
  • Xia Li

WWE 205 Live roster

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205 Live is much less well-known than the aforementioned shows, but if you love watching cruiserweight wrestlers twirl effortlessly through the air this is the show for you. The show debuted in 2016 and currently airs on Friday nights. There are no female wrestlers on the show, but the small list of athletes that do participate are well worth watching.

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