How Long Will WrestleMania 34 Be?, New ‘WWE Ride Along’ Details, Vader Provides Another Update Following Surgery

As noted, WWE legend Vader underwent open heart surgery this past Monday, and he has since posted the following update on Twitter:

5 days since my surgery & it has been some the worst pain I have ever endured. The Hospital staff has been excellent and my surgeon was fantastic. I am greatful for the life I’ve had & the opportunitny to continue to live. THANK YOU JESUS.

— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) March 31, 2018

WWE Network Schedule

WWE Network has released the following schedule for next week, via, and it’s worth noting that with the Kickoff pre-show WrestleMania this year will once again be a 7 hour event:

Monday at 11:30 AM, it will be the live stream debut of “Raw” from April 3, 2017 which features the following description:

“Mr. McMahon names a new RAW General Manager. A demon returns to help Seth Rollins. Brock Lesnar sends a message to Roman Reigns.”

Monday at 11:06 PM Eastern, it will be “WWE Ride Along” with Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh

Tuesday at 10:20 PM Eastern, it will be “205 Live” featuring Mark Andrews versus Drew Gulak

Wednesday at 8 PM Eastern is a brand-new “WWE NXT” which will feature:

UK Champion Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong versus The Authors of Pain in the Finals of the Dusty Rhodes Classic

Killian Dain versus Lars Sullivan

Thursday at 4:30 PM Eastern will be a marathon of “Mixed Match Challenge” leading up to the WWE Network Premiere of the finals Charlotte and Bobby Roode versus The Miz and Asuka at 10 PM Eastern

This week “Flashback Friday” will have the theme of ” Hall of Fame Friday”

At 3 PM Eastern, it will be “WWE 24: Wrestlemania 30”

At 3:30 PM, it will be the finals of the “Mixed Match Challenge”

At 4 PM Eastern, it will be “Journey to Wrestlemania 30 : Daniel Bryan”

At 5 PM Eastern, it will be “Wrestlemania’s Greatest Moments” which will air that same night on the USA Network at 8 PM Eastern

At 6 PM Eastern, it will be “WWE 24: Goldberg”

At 7 PM Eastern, it will be the “WWE Hall Of Fame Red Carpet” preshow followed by the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony which is slated to run from 8 to 11 PM Eastern

Saturday at 3 PM, it will be “This Week in WWE”

At 7 PM Eastern, it will be the “NXT Takeover: New Orleans” preshow. Followed by the show proper at 8 PM Eastern. That is slated to run its customary two and half hours.

Sunday at 5 PM Eastern, it will be the two-hour “Wrestlemania 34 Kickoff”. (The second hour will be simulcast on the USA Network) This will be followed by the show proper at 7 PM Eastern and is slated to run until midnight. But as we saw with Wrestlemania 32 it could go far past that.