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How to watch WWE SummerSlam 2018: live stream the PPV from anywhere

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WWE SummerSlam 2018 - where and when

WWE SummerSlam is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 19th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. This will be the fourth year in a row that the WWE’s second biggest PPV of the year will be held at the venue, which can accommodate up to 16,000 wrestling fans.

The five-hour event will begin at 7pm ET (4pm PT, midnight BST, 9am AEST MOnday morning) though you may want to tune in two hours earlier if you want to catch the kickoff show at 5pm ET.

WWE is pulling out all the stops for its biggest event of the summer with a loaded match card and seven hours of action. And there are plenty of ways to live stream SummerSlam 2018.

WWE SummerSlam 2018 will feature all of your favorite wrestlers including Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey who will both be returning to the ring after sitting out WWE Extreme Rules.

Samoa Joe is challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship, Roman Reigns is going up against Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship and Ronda Rousey is set to take on Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship. 

Additionally Japan’s Shinsuke Nakamura will meet Jeff Hardy in the ring to see who will win the US Championship while Becky Lynch, Charlotte and Carmella will face off for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship.

If you’re a die-hard wrestling fan or just interested in seeing some of the top names in sports entertainment meet in the ring, then WWE SummerSlam will be an absolute must watch. Luckily for you, we’ll show you how to live stream the entire event with our guide to watch WWE from anywhere in the world.

Live stream WWE SummerSlam from anywhere in the world

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How to watch the WWE with a VPN service (opens in new tab)
If you live in a country where there's no WWE wrestling broadcast, then there's still a way you can watch. You'll need to use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have one. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We've tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best three VPNs (opens in new tab) currently available:

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This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN (opens in new tab)

2. IPVanish: (opens in new tab) supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go

3. VyprVPN: (opens in new tab) blazing speeds make VyprVPN a great choice for 4K video 

Live stream on the WWE Network

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First thing's first...the WWE Network (opens in new tab) is your first stop for the most comprehensive wrestling coverage on the planet. It's a paid subscription service (think Netflix (opens in new tab), but only for the WWE) available pretty much anywhere in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and including the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

The list of devices you can watch on is almost as lengthy, with apps for iOS and Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku and Smart TVs all included.

The cost of course varies from territory to territory, but the $9.99 or £9.99 monthly bills in the US and UK should give you a good idea. That includes the SummerSlam live stream and the ability to re-watch every PPV the WWE has ever put on.

Just wanting to watch that Lesnar vs Reigns rematch and don't want the WWE Network after SummerSlam 2018? Then there's a free trial available, too. Head to the WWE Network (opens in new tab) to sign up and new subscribers can test out the service for themselves for a full month. 

How to watch SummerSlam 2018: USA stream

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If you’re watching from the United States, then subscribing to the WWE network is your best bet as it is the most cost effective way to watch. Other pay-per-view providers including Spectrum (opens in new tab), Dish Network (opens in new tab) and Xfinity (opens in new tab) are showing SummerSlam 2018 but they cost upwards of $40 each. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Canada stream

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As is the case in the WWE’s home country, the WWE Network is also the cheapest, most convenient place to watch SummerSlam 2018 in Canada. However, you could choose to go with Bell (opens in new tab), Shaw PPV (opens in new tab) or SaksTel PPV (opens in new tab) but expect to pay similar prices to PPV providers in the US. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: UK stream

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Sky Sports Box Office (opens in new tab) is the official broadcaster of the WWE in the UK and if you’d prefer not to commit to a subscription model on the WWE Network (opens in new tab) then it might be your best option. For £19.95 you can catch SummerSlam 2018 live at 12am and even rewatch the event over the course of the next few days thanks to multiple repeats. 

Not in the UK? You'll need a VPN to watch this live stream (opens in new tab)

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Australia stream

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If you’re in Australia, then Extreme Rules will be shown live at 9am on Monday morning on the Main Event (opens in new tab) channel for $30 or $35 depending on your cable provider. Luckily though, WWE Network (opens in new tab) is also available in Australia, so that’s also a good choice if you’d prefer to save some cash and even be able to re-watch all of the WWE's PPV events. 

How to watch Extreme Rules 2018: Japan stream

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Japanese fans eager to watch Nakamura take on Jeff Hardy for the United States Championship can catch all the action live on the WWE Network. SummerSlam 2018 will start at 8am on Monday morning in Japan. Alternatively, DMM.com, J:Com and Sukachan are all listed as offering PPV options. 

How to watch WWE Extreme Rules 2018: India stream

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WWE fans in India can tune in to watch SummerSlam 2018 on Sony Ten 1 and Ten HD (opens in new tab) on their televisions. The event will be telecasted live from 5.30am IST onwards. 

The WWE Network is also available in India and a VPN (opens in new tab) can let you access the stream with familiar commentary from Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman. 

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Anthony Spadafora
Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.