If you’re a fan of power slams, clotheslines and high flying frog splashes, then you will be more than familiar with the world of WWE. The leader in sports entertainment is currently going through a popular resurgence, and pro wrestling fans are asking how and where they can catch all upcoming action live and On Demand.
WWE Raw & Smackdown TV Preview
WWE is split into three brands, Raw, Smackdown and NXT, each with their own specific roster of wrestlers and title belts. Each of these brands run weekly shows that give fans a regular chance to see their favourite stars, more often than not broadcast live from arenas across the USA and Canada.
Raw started in 1993 and is the longest running show in WWE history, often associated with the company’s more outlandish and colourful stars. Smackdown came along a little later in 1999, and has really come to the fore as a fan favourite over the past 10 years. NXT is much like a feeder to RAW and Smackdown, where the powers at WWE trial new wrestlers and check out their popularity with fans before moving them onto their bigger shows.
Featuring the likes of Brock Lesner, Ronda Rowsey, Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns, every weekly event from the WWE is now available live or on demand in Australia, and using the information in this guide, you can find exactly how and where to watch them.
Where to Watch or Stream WWE in Australia
All WWE shows air on Fox 8 and Fox Sports here in Australia, both of which can be accessed via Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra or Kayo Sports. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch WWE shows online using Foxtel Now (Pop or Sports pack), which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Weekly replays of Raw and Smackdown are also available with Fox Sports in Australia. Fox Sports will be offering full WWE replays (Raw and Smackdown) via Foxtel and Foxtel Now, for fans who want to view events at a more viewer friendly hour or On Demand.
Alternatively, you can access Fox 8 and Fox Sports with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream the WWE free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of WWE Raw or Smackdown, you can still catch new episodes as they’re made available for replays.
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Stream WWE with Kayo Sports
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently has a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and no lock-in contract. For fans who want to catch up on WWE action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream WWE replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Other sports action on Kayo includes UFC, Supercars All Star Eseries and the World Rugby Sevens series.
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WWE Live TV Schedule
Each WWE event will air on Fox 8 with replays on Fox Sports, weekly from the USA. There is no WWE free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Fox 8 and Fox Sports (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for all WWE shows:
|Show||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|WWE Raw||LIVE: Every Tuesday 12.00pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|WWE Raw||Replay: Every Wednesday 11.00pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra/Kayo|
|WWE Smackdown||LIVE: Every Saturday 12.00pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|WWE Smackdown||Replay: Every Sunday 11.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra/Kayo|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream WWE whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for fans of WWE
Once you have caught up on the latest episodes, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy until the next WWE broadcast.
V8 Supercars Eseries (Foxtel and Kayo)
Fans of V8 Supercars racing are being given this unique chance to see their favourite drivers take on some of the most renowned circuits on the planet via the world of esports. All 10 rounds of the Supercars All Stars Eseries will be broadcast LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during races on Foxtel and Kayo Sports. So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Foxtel Now free trial which is good for 10 days and has no lock-in.
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Formula 1 (Foxtel and Kayo)
F1 is back, with the 2020 season set to finally get underway from July 6th with back to back races in Austria. Motoracing fans will be delighted to see some wheel to wheel action after constant coronavirus postponements and see Lewis Hamilton target Michael Schumacher’s record of seven World Championship wins.
UFC (Foxtel and Kayo)
The UFC has been the world’s number one Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion for over 20 years, producing some of the sport’s biggest and most recognised names. With top-quality fights taking place every few weeks, UFC is must-see TV for Australian fight fans. UFC Fight Nights are now available to stream on demand with Foxtel Now, or with Kayo Sports, which currently has a free 14 day trial.