WrestleMania Week: 7 fun events during WWE’s New Orleans takeover

WrestleMania brings tons of excitement for wrestling fans in New Orleans during a lineup of festivities in celebration of the huge event. While the main event happens on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, WWE hosts several events giving fans quite a few chances to see their favorite superstars.

Here's a complete guide to fan-centric WrestleMania events open to the public this week.

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WrestleMania Axxess

Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8

WrestleMania Axxess brings the ultimate fan experience to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Thursday to Sunday. Fans can meet their favorite WWE superstars and legends through a host of interactive fan experiences, including live matches, autograph signings and contests. Some of the stars slated to attend include The Miz, Roman Reigns, The Bella Twins, Daniel Bryan and several WWE Legends. Tickets start at $55.

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WWE 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Friday, April 6

Fans can see several WWE superstars and legends will get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Smoothie King Center. Inductees include Goldberg, Mark Henry, The Dudley Boyz, Jeff Jarrett, Ivory, Hillbilly Jim and Kid Rock. Also, Jarrius “JJ” Robertson, double liver transplant survivor and long-time WWE fan, will receive the 2018 Warrior Award. Maria Menounos hosts the red carpet prior to the event which will also air live on WWE Network at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

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NXT TakeOver: New Orleans

Saturday, April 7

For the first time ever, NXT Takeover comes to the Smoothie King Center at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday. In one of the matchups, NXT Champion Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas takes on Aleister Black. Ember Moon defends her NXT Women’s Championship. Several other superstars compete in a six-man ladder match for the inaugural NXT North American Championship. The event also airs live on WWE Network. Tickets start at $25.

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WrestleMania Block Party

Sunday, April 8

WWE get fans pumped up for the main event with a WrestleMania Block Party at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Champions Square. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Fans will see appearances by WWE Superstars Big Show, R-Truth and Tamina. WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Alundra Blaze are also set to appear.

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WrestleMania 34

Sunday, April 8

Wrestlemania smacks down in New Orleans this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Tons of excitement for wrestling fans surrounds the event including Ronda Rousey making her WWE match debut, WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending his title against Roman Reigns and the first-ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets start at $200, according to Ticketmaster.

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Monday Night Raw

Monday, April 10

After WrestleMania, WWE sticks around in New Orleans after WrestleMania to host Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie King Center 6:30 p.m. The night after WrestleMania has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year and has never been short on surprises. See all of your favorite WWE superstars. Tickets start at $200, according to Ticketmaster.

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SmackDown Live

Tuesday, April 10

WWE caps off five consecutive nights of events in New Orleans as SmackDown Live emanates from the Smoothie King Center at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The night features a double main event — the WWE Championship Match and the Smackdown Women’s Championship Match. Also, see Smackdown general manager Daniel Bryan and other stars. Tickets start at $25.

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