WWE has made a vast portion of its WWE Network free for people to enjoy for a limited time, providing wrestling fans with a great reason to stay at home and help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
WWE announced earlier this week that, for a limited time, a vast portion of the WWE Network library will be free to access, including every WrestleMania in history, countless pay-per-view spectaculars, and original documentaries.
Not only will every installment of WrestleMania to date be free, but so will every Royal Rumble, SummerSlam and Survivor Series event, every NXT TakeOver and NXT UK TakeOver, and originals such as the WWE 24 docuseries, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, the Ruthless Aggression series, and The Monday Night War series.
Also included in the free access are recent episodes of Monday Night Raw, recent episodes of Friday Night SmackDown, every episode of WWE Untold, A Future WWE: The FCW Story, and much more.
With so many options, here are six shows you should watch on the WWE Network now while it is free for everyone.
WWE 24: Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch is the top face in WWE and is arguably the biggest star to come out of the women’s division in the history of the company, but a lot of hard work went into making her The Man she is today.
WWE 24’s Becky Lynch: The Man is a fantastic documentary that takes a look into Lynch’s journey to and during WWE so far, from her time training to become a wrestler in Ireland, to becoming The Irish Lass Kicker, to winning the first-ever women’s WrestleMania main event at WrestleMania 35.
It also shows some of the biggest moments in Lynch's WWE career to date, such as her heel turn at SummerSlam 2018, to the segment where she was punched in the face and busted open on the Raw before Survivor Series in 2018 as well.
Told in her own words, this is a great watch for any wrestling fan that needs to be reminded why The Man is likely to be at the top of WWE for many years to come.
WWE Chronicle: Roman Reigns Parts 1 & 2
WWE Chronicle: Roman Reigns tells the story of the man himself and his biggest battle to date as a WWE superstar. It wasn’t against another superstar however; it was against leukaemia.
In October 2018, Reigns announced he would be taking some time away from the WWE in order to receive treatment for his cancer. In February 2019, he returned to the ring to a huge ovation and announced his cancer was in remission.
To truly appreciate the journey The Big Dog went on, you have to watch both parts of his Chronicle story, as it covers his cancer treatment, his recovery, and his return to the ring, reuniting with The Shield, and competing at WrestleMania 35.
Better yet, the documentary shows fans just how much of a loving human being Reigns is, and the characteristics he has inside and outside the ring, such as becoming a advocate for charities, that help explain exactly why WWE wants him to be the top guy in the company.
If there’s one WrestleMania fans should watch while they’re available on the WWE Network is free, it’s WrestleMania X-Seven, or 17, as it’s considered by many to be the best WrestleMania in WWE history.
Taking place in April 2001, the event had a little bit of something for everyone, whether that be a classic wrestling between Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit, or your sports entertainment style clash between Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon.
Plus, the second TLC match for the Tag Team Championship in WWE history took place on this show too. The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz, and Edge & Christian battled it out in another epic match following up from their first TLC match at SummerSlam 2000.
Finally, the main event itself, Stone Cold Steve Austin challenged The Rock for the WWF Championship. This match had it all. From the wrestling to the story telling, and the shocking heel turn at the end that has to be seen to be believed, or quickly forgotten about depending on your point of view.
The Monday Night War series
Many fans regard the Attitude Era as the greatest era in WWE history, and the main reason why it’s regarded as the best is because each week, WWE had to compete for the fan’s attention with WCW. This time in wrestling history is better known as The Monday Night Wars.
WWE has retold the entire story of that time in a brilliant series called The Monday Night War, from Ted Turner purchasing WCW and launching Monday Night Nitro, all the way up to its eventual fall and its assets being acquired by Vince McMahon.
Several key moments during the Monday Night Wars are covered too such as the Curtain Call, the Montreal Screwjob, WWF’s dip in the ratings and the birth of the Attitude Era and it’s stars like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, the emergence of ECW, and WCW’s eventual decline.
If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane and an explanation as to why millions around the world fell in love with wrestling in an easy to consume binge watch, rather than six years of Raw and Nitro, this is the docuseries for you.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
Arguably the best NXT TakeOver show to date, NXT TakeOver: New Orleans showed to the world that the future of WWE is strong and filled with amazing talent. It was a glimpse of what’s to come on Raw and SmackDown, as well as NXT’s own future.
Things started off with future NXT Champion Adam Cole winning the inaugural NXT North American Championship in a crazy ladder match, as well as Shayna Baszler kicking off her dominance in the NXT women’s division and Aleister Black beating Andrade for the NXT Championship.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans also had Roderick Strong joining the Undisputed Era by turning on Pete Dunne in a triple threat tag team match, and a Johnny Gargano defeating Tommaso Ciampa by submission in the main event that turned out to be an absolute war.
This event was also the first time wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer gave five stars to two matches on the same North American show, that being the Gargano vs Ciampa unsanctioned match, and the ladder match for the NXT North American Championship.
WWE Untold: Eddie Guerrero
If you want to know why Eddie Guerrero is loved by so many WWE fans and superstars alike, WWE Untold: Eddie Guerrero is the documentary you need to watch.
The documentary only lasts about 20 minutes, but everything told in the short feature is gold and a great insight into the character of Latino Heat inside and outside of the ring.
The Untold episode interviews the likes of John Cena, Batista, Eddie’s wife Vickie Guerrero, and words from the man himself from a rare interview that was recorded in 2004 that explain how he helped SmackDown become a top wrestling show during the early years of its production.
Along the way, the documentary also shows glimpses of some of his best promos and matches, including when he won the WWE Championship in February 2004. It also shows the reaction to his shocking passing in November 2005. WWE Untold: Eddie Guerrero can’t be missed.News Now - Sport News