WWE is ringing the bell on the new year with a whole slate of shows.
In 2019, 27 events took place between the main brand PPVs, TakeOver events and Saudi Arabia specials, the biggest year in WWE live events to date. So far for 2020, there are nine confirmed shows — mostly TakeOver events — with Survivor Series, the last of the Big 4 events, yet to be officially announced with a location or date.
In 2020, NXT will take centerstage once again as the "Wednesday Night Wars" heat up between the WWE sub-brand and All Elite Wrestling. NXT's TakeOver shows have been critically acclaimed since their inception, with a bigger emphasis on the show now that it's on cable TV and not strictly the WWE Network.
This year, WrestleMania heads back to the warm Floridian sun, as Tampa, Fla. plays host to the year's biggest show. Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be this year's venue for the "Showcase of the Immortals." Brock Lesnar is rumored to face Cain Velasquez in the show's main event.
Without further ado, here is the announced schedule for WWE's 2020 event slate.
And, as always, the card is subject to change.
WWE PPV schedule 2020
So far, there are 12 announced events on the 2020 schedule, with many more to come. This schedule will be updated as shows are announced and as WWE navigates through the coronavirus pandemic.
NXT TakeOver: Blackpool II
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Minute Maid Park
NXT TakeOver: Portland
WWE Super ShowDown
Mohammed Abdu Arena
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Wells Fargo Center
WrestleMania 36 Night 1
WWE Performance Center
WrestleMania 36 Night 2
WWE Performance Center
Money in the Bank
WWE Global Headquarters
San Jose, Calif.
NXT TakeOver: Boston*
NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin*
WrestleMania 36 was moved to the WWE Performance Center amidst the coronavirus pandemic. NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and matches previously taking place on the event are scheduled to broadcast on NXT, starting on April 1.
*Event is exclusively on the WWE Network.
When is WrestleMania 2020?
WrestleMania 36 took place on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 in 2020.
Originally, WrestleMania was scheduled to head to Tampa this year, with the "Grandest Stage of Them All" setting up shop at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the show was moved to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.
This will be the fourth time the state of Florida hosts WrestleMania, but the first go for Tampa. The previous locations: Orlando (WrestleMania 33 and 24) and Miami (WrestleMania 28).
WrestleMania 35 took place in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
When is WWE SummerSlam 2020?
SummerSlam 2020 takes place on Sunday, Aug. 23.
When is WWE Royal Rumble 2020?
Royal Rumble 2020 happens on Jan. 26, live from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex.
Some rumored Rumble returns include Edge and John Morrison.
When is WWE Elimination Chamber 2020?
WWE Elimination Chamber happens on March 8, 2020.
The event is the 10th under the Elimination Chamber brand, with the last event taking place in Houston, Tex.