How to Watch WWE SummerSlam 2018 Online
SummerSlam, one of the “big four” WWE pay-per-views of the year, is just one day away. This year’s event will be headlined by a Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar – yes, another one. Plus, AJ Styles will face Samoa Joe, Alexa Bliss will face Ronda Rousey, and Daniel Bryan will finally face The Miz.
These days, it’s pretty easy to stream WWE pay-per-views online: all you have to do is sign up for the WWE Network. It costs $9.99 per month, but the company offers a one-month free trial. You’ll need to put a debit or credit card on file, but you can easily cancel before the month is up and not get charged anything to watch tonight.
If you sign up today, your free trial would end on September 18th, meaning you’ll be able to use this trial not only to watch SummerSlam tonight but also to watch Hell in a Cell on September 16th. If you’ve already signed up for a WWE Network free trial before, you can sign up for another one if you just use another email address, although if you don’t have another email, spending $9.99 for a month and getting about 10 hours worth of pay-per-view content is still a great deal. The WWE Network is also one of the most reliable streaming services out there, so you can feel confident that your money won’t be going to waste and that you shouldn’t have any interruptions doing the show.
Once you’ve signed up, all you have to do is go to the WWE Network website at showtime; right on the front page will be a player that’s streaming SummerSlam live, so you don’t even have to select anything. The same goes for the WWE apps, which are available on services like Roku and Fire TV.
Like a TV station, the WWE Network is constantly running a live feed of content, and it will switch to SummerSlam at the start time, so you don’t have to go into the library and select SummerSlam or anything like that. An episode of This Week in WWE is scheduled for before the SummerSlam kickoff show, so if that’s what you’re seeing on the live feed, you’re in the right place.
That SummerSlam kickoff show will begin at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and you aren’t going to want to skip this. After all, the kickoff will feature three matches: Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak, Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega, and The B-Team vs. The Revival. The kickoff show typically starts off with at least a half-hour of commentary before the actual matches begin.
Then, SummerSlam itself will get underway at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and it’s expected to last until about 11:00 p.m. The order of the matches is never announced ahead of time, so if there are just a few individual matches that interest you, you won’t be able to tune in at a specific time for them. That being said, we can be pretty confident that the match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar will close the show. One report suggests that WWE is debating making the match either unexpectedly short or unexpectedly long, with it potentially being one of the longest of Lesnar’s career.