WWE Network News and Tidbits: 205 Live Preview Featuring Indian Star, Weekend Reminders, New Categories, and More

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Sometimes, there is WWE Network news that either doesn’t warrant a post of its own, or there simply isn’t time to get to it due to more pressing matters at the time. This can be a release date of a show, something removed from the service, or something else minor. The WWE Network News and Tidbits posts are here to catch multiple little bits of news and inform the readers. If you have any recent news or information we didn’t cover below, feel free to let us know in the comments section!

As a reminder, this weekend is set to be a busy one for WWE Network and Peacock. The following programs are scheduled to air on Sunday:

Sunday – July 18th

  • La Previa: Money In The Bank.
  • The Ultimate Show: Money In The Bank.
  • Broken Skull Sessions: Kevin Nash.
  • WWE’s The Bump.
  • WWE Money In The Bank 2021 Kickoff.
  • WWE Money In The Bank 2021.

Several full length programs had recently disappeared from the Hidden Gems section of the archives. This isn’t because the content is no longer going to be available. Instead, WWE Network has recently been creating new categories. This includes a March to Wrestlemania category along with similar ones for Summerslam Spectacular and the like. Additionally, the ECW Pilot from 1992 was moved to the Hardcore TV section. While as of writing not everything is easily accessible yet, it appears to be in the process of making the content easier to find in the long term.

WWE Network

Another episode of 205 Live is airing tonight on WWE Network. And this time, the brand will see a new roster member Guru Raaj taking on Asher Hale, plus Ari Sterling battles Grayson Waller.

Below is the preview for this episode:

The 205 Live Universe will be treated to a pair of first-time-ever matchups featuring a quartet of newcomers who have taken the brand by storm, as Ari Sterling is set for a battle against Grayson Waller, and Guru Raaj collides with Asher Hale.

Sterling has routinely showed off a jaw-dropping attack, often moonsaulting from the inside of the squared circle to wipe out his opponent at ringside. In fact, the aerialist is still undefeated in singles competition on 205 Live, a run that is highlighted by a wild seesaw victory over Hale.

It was likely only a matter of time before he crossed paths with Waller, an arrogant newcomer who also stormed out of the starting blocks on the purple brand. Waller, who claimed three consecutive wins upon arriving, will be looking to bounce back from his first defeat against Odyssey Jones, though Jones is about 200 pounds over the typical 205-pound weight limit and was facing Waller in an attempt to tune up for the NXT Breakout Tournament.

Raaj, who memorably went toe to toe with Finn Bálor at Superstar Spectacle in January, also makes his way to 205 Live where he’ll be opposed by Hale.

Hale enjoyed a hot start, racking up a pair of impressive wins on The Most Exciting Hour on Television, though he enters this bout on a four-match losing streak and will likely be desperate for a victory.

Don’t miss an amazing edition of 205 Live, streaming at 10/9 C on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else!

A brand new episode of the WWE The Bump aired on the WWE Network this past week. This go around, the in-studio guests were once again missing due to the recent outbreak in the world. However, this show did feature the likes of Edge, Rhea Ripley, and Ric Flair.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of NXT to the WWE Network – although due to contractual obligations some are unable to access it until a week later. This week, the July 13th, 2021 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured the return of Mandy Rose, a big NXT title match, and more.

Below is the card for the latest NXT uploaded to the archives:

  1. Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai.
  2. Bobby Fish vs. Tyler Rust.
  3. Gigi Dolin vs. Sarray.
  4. Santos Escobar vs. Dexter Lumis.
  5. NXT Breakout Tournament: Ikemen Jiro vs. Duke Hudson.
  6. Robert Stone Brand vs. Kamea Catanzaro and Carter.
  7. NXT Championship: Johnny Gargano vs. Karrion Kross.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of Smackdown from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This go around, the June 11th, 2021 edition of Smackdown was added to the archives and it featured an episode of Ding Dong Hello and more of the Uso-Reigns family drama.

Below is the card for the latest Smackdown uploaded to the archives:

  1. Owens and E vs. Zayn and Crews.
  2. Carmella vs. Liv Morgan.
  3. Chad Gable vs. Montez Ford.
  4. King Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the June 14th 2021 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured the continuation of Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, the return of Eva Marie, the debut of Piper Niven aka Doudrop, and the final build toward Hell in a Cell 2021.

Below is the card for the latest RAW uploaded to the archives:

  1. Nikki Cross vs. Charlotte Flair.
  2. John Morrison vs. Jeff Hardy.
  3. Jeff Hardy vs. Cedric Alexander.
  4. Doudrop vs. Naomi.
  5. New Day vs. RK-Bro.
  6. Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka.
  7. Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax.
  8. Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker.
  9. Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles.
  10. McIntyre and Viking Raiders vs. Lashley, Omos, and Styles.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of Main Event from over two weeks prior as per their contract with television networks. This time, the June 24th episode of WWE Main Event featured a mini NXT invasion with Karrion Kross and Bronson Reed in action.

Below is the card for the latest Main Event uploaded to the archives:

  1. Bronson Reed vs. Drew Gulak.
  2. Karrion Kross vs. Shelton Benjamin.

WWE Network

There has been a lot of news regarding the WWE Network posted lately, so here are some reminders to make sure you’re all caught up:

  • Journey back in time with Brock each week for an edition of Throwback Thursday!
  • For those unaware, we have a static page dedicated to upcoming WWE Network events, including known or promoted match listings. You can reach this page any time by clicking “Upcoming Events” or by bookmarking this link.
  • We now have a new static page dedicated to WWE Hidden Gems! To see a full chronological list of WWE Network gems, click here or select “Hidden Gems” near the top of the site. Be sure to bookmark the page so you can use it as a resource whenever needed.

News on Hidden Gems, the latest WWE Pick of the Week, and more! Did we miss anything? And what do you think of each of these stories? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below. As always, stick to WWE Network News for the latest WWE Network news, reviews, exclusives, and more!

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