5 days of WWE in Phoenix: Guide to events, ticket info and wrestlers set to appear

Five days of WWE action are coming to the Valley
Posted at 3:35 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 17:12:01-05

World Wrestling Entertainment is about to descend on the Valley for a five-day extravaganza.

WWE will be in Phoenix from Jan. 25-29 for several events, the centerpiece of which is the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view, which will be held at a baseball stadium for the first time. The Royal Rumble will eminate from Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SEE ALSO: How to watch the Royal Rumble and NXT Takeover for free.

But the Royal Rumble is far from the only event set to take over downtown Phoenix at the end of the month. Here's everything you need to know about all the wrestling action headed to the desert. (All times are Mountain.)

WWE Royal Rumble Axxess
Jan. 25-27
Phoenix Convention Center

Axxess is a three-day event that will feature live matches and meet-and-greets with WWE wrestlers during four different sessions: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. A $45 general admission ticket will give fans chances to meet and get autographs with certain wrestlers who will be available at various sessions. VIP tickets ($100) and Premium VIP tickets ($150) will give fans the opportunity to get autographs and 8x10 glossy photos of superstars such as Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch.

WWE has also announced a Worlds Collide tournament that will span the final three sessions of Axxess. Wrestlers from NXT, NXT UK and 205 Live will compete, and the tournament winner will receive a future championship match. The tournament will be recorded and later televised on WWE Network. Also, three episodes of NXT UK will be taped during Axxess, to be aired on WWE Network in the coming weeks.

Go here for tickets, and go here for a full list of the dates and times that each wrestler is set to appear. NOTE: The price of each ticket is per session, and children aged two and under get in free.

NXT TakeOver: Phoenix
Saturday, Jan. 26
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Preshow begins at 4 p.m.
Main show begins at 5 p.m.

NXT, WWE's developmental brand, will hold one of its TakeOver events in Phoenix for the first time. NXT features some of the world's best up-and-coming stars and is geared more toward hardcore wrestling fans. Tickets can be purchased here.

Here are more details on the history of NXT and what ticketholders can expect at TakeOver.

Here's the tentative card for the event:

NXT championship match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Aleister Black

NXT women's championship match: Shayna Baszler vs. Bianca Belair

NXT tag team championship match: Undisputed Era vs. War Raiders

NXT North American championship match: Ricochet vs. Johnny Gargano

Non-title match: Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno

WWE Royal Rumble
Sunday, Jan. 27, Chase Field
Preshow begins at 3 p.m.
Main show begins at 5 p.m.

The annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view is the beginning of WWE's road to WrestleMania in April. The event features a 30-man Royal Rumble match, as well as a 30-woman match, with the winners each receiving a championship match at WrestleMania.

The rules: Two wrestlers begin the match in the ring, with another wrestler added to the match every 90 seconds. Wrestlers are eliminated by being tossed over the top rope and having both feet hit the floor outside the ring. The last wrestler in the match is declared the winner.

In addition to the Royal Rumble matches themselves, the pay-per-view will hold several championship matches, including current WWE champion and Phoenix resident Daniel Bryan facing A.J. Styles. Tickets can be purchased here.

If you get hungry during the event, the Diamondbacks have announced a Royal Rumble Burger will be available for purchase at the Taste of Chase concession stand near Section 130.

Here's the tentative card for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view:

30-man Royal Rumble match (Wrestlers already announced: John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Elias, Jinder Mahal, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Andrade, Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, R-Truth)

30-woman Royal Rumble match (Wrestlers already announced: Natalya, Naomi, Bayley, Ember Moon, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Mickie James, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Nikki Cross, Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, Tamina, Lana, Dana Brooke, Carmella)

WWE championship match: Daniel Bryan vs. A.J. Styles

Universal championship match: Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Bálor

Raw women's championship match: Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks

Smackdown women's championship match: Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

Smackdown tag team championship match: Sheamus and Cesaro vs. The Miz and Shane McMahon

United States championship match: Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Cruiserweight championship match: Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami

Monday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Raw is WWE's longest-running weekly show and airs on USA Network. The three-hour show will pick up right where the Royal Rumble left off. Tickets can be purchased here.

WWE Smackdown Live
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Smackdown Live is WWE's other weekly show and is also featured on USA Network. Like Raw, Smackdown Live will feature matches and new storylines following the aftermath of the Royal Rumble. Tickets can be purchased here.