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The Ultimate Guide to Watching WWE for Free

Can I Get WWE for Free?

The short answer is yes, there are ways to watch WWE content for free either legally or through free trials of paid services. However, your options will be limited compared to paying for a premium service like Peacock or WWE Network.

Legal Free Options for WWE Content

  • YouTube – WWE posts select matches, segments and highlights on their official YouTube channel. This won‘t give you access to full events or the latest episodes of Raw/Smackdown, but you can watch some WWE content legally for free.
  • PlutoTV – This free streaming service has a dedicated 24/7 WWE channel showing select WWE content, though usually on a delay from live broadcasts.
  • Over-the-air TV – If you have an antenna, you may be able to watch WWE‘s weekly shows Raw and SmackDown live on local networks for free. Check your local listings.
  • Free trials – Services like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and others offer free trials for 5-7 days. You can sign up to watch WWE during the trial period.
  • Getting Full WWE Access for Free

    To get full access to WWE pay-per-views, original programming, archives and more for free, you‘ll need to use free trials of the premium WWE services:

  • WWE Network – WWE‘s own streaming service costs $9.99 per month, but offers new subscribers a one-month free trial. This gives you access to all WWE content during that period.
  • Peacock – NBC‘s Peacock streaming platform now has an exclusive deal for WWE content in the U.S. It starts at $4.99 per month for the premium tier, but also offers new users a 7-day free trial to test it out.
  • So in summary, while you can legally watch some WWE programming for free on ad-supported platforms, getting full free access will require taking advantage of 1-month trials of WWE Network or Peacock.

    How to Get the Most Out of WWE Free Trials

    If you want to maximize the value you get from a free WWE Network or Peacock trial, here are some tips:

    Timing Your Trial

    The ideal time to start a free trial is right before a major WWE pay-per-view event like Wrestlemania, SummerSlam or Survivor Series. These events are generally 3-4 hours long and cost $50+ on PPV, so you can watch them for free on a trial.

    Aim to have at least 2 weeks leading up to the PPV event to watch WWE‘s weekly shows and get caught up on storylines. Then cancel after you‘ve watched the PPV event live or on demand.

    Binge Watch and Take Notes

    During your trial, create a list of WWE content you want to binge watch like documentaries, past PPV events, NXT episodes or original programs. Take notes on what you enjoy so you can decide later if an ongoing subscription is worthwhile.

    Explore the Archives

    The free trials give you access to WWE‘s extensive archives of past pay-per-views, Raw/Smackdown episodes, NXT Takeovers and more. Search for memorable matches and events you want to watch. Test the usability of the platform for finding content.

    Set Reminders to Cancel

    To avoid forgetting and getting charged, set reminders on your phone‘s calendar to cancel WWE Network or Peacock 1-3 days before the free trial ends. You can always resubscribe later if you decide the service is worth paying for long term.

    Getting WWE for Free Long Term

    While free trials will eventually expire, there are some options to continue watching WWE programming for free or at low cost if you don‘t want an ongoing paid subscription:

    Use Free Streaming Services

    As mentioned earlier, PlutoTV and YouTube will let you watch a limited selection of WWE content for free. Use these to keep up with highlights, classic matches and analysis.

    Rotate Trials with Different Emails

    Both WWE Network and Peacock allow you to use each free trial only once per email address. But you can rotate trials by signing up with different email accounts each time.

    For example, use your personal email for the first trial, work email for the second, etc. While this takes more effort, it allows WWE access for free.

    Share Accounts with Family or Friends

    One way to reduce costs is sharing a paid WWE subscription with family members so each person isn‘t paying full price. Or coordinate free trials within a group so you can trade off who has access each month.

    Find Discounted Gift Cards

    Look on resale sites for discounted gift cards for WWE Network or Peacock. A 25-50% off gift card can reduce how much you pay for a subscription each month.

    Only Pay During Major Events

    Instead of an ongoing subscription, only pay for 1 month before WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, etc. This lets you watch all the lead-up and the PPV for a one time discounted payment.

    Key Takeaways on Getting WWE for Free

    Here are some final tips to summarize how to watch WWE programming for free:

    • Use the 1-month free trials of WWE Network and Peacock strategically around major PPV events. Set reminders to cancel.

    • Rotate free trials across different email addresses to continue access.

    • Utilize ad-supported free options like YouTube and PlutoTV within their content limitations.

    • Only pay for a single month around marquee events 3-4 times per year.

    • Find discounted gift cards on resale sites to lower subscription costs.

    • Share accounts with trusted family or friends and alternate free trials within the group.

    With the right combination of free trials, ad-supported content, discounted gift cards and account sharing, dedicated fans can find legal ways to watch a significant amount of WWE programming for free or at low cost. The limits require some effort but the savings are worthwhile for WWE enthusiasts on a budget.