WWE Network News and Tidbits: NXT Level Up Preview Featuring Ikemen Jiro, Weekend Content, SmackDown LowDown

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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!


Weekend Content

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This weekend will be a solid one for WWE Network and Peacock. A brand new compilation will be available on Friday in order to hype up WWE Money in the Bank 2022. Plus, two indie shows will be available on Saturday. The renamed Talking Smack, now known as The SmackDown LowDown, will also be available on Saturday. Beyond that, a new NXT Level Up plus archived in-ring programs will also arrive.

Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:

Friday, June 24
Best of WWE: Money Matches and Moments
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 25
WWE Main Event (6/6/22)
The SmackDown LowDown**
ICW Fight Club #224
PROGRESS Chapter 135: Super Strong Style 16 Night 2

Sunday, June 26
Friday Night SmackDown (5/27/22)**


NXT Level Up Preview

NXT: Level Up is airing tonight on WWE Network and Peacock. The newest WWE Network and Peacock program will be featuring three matches tonight. This includes Ru Feng and Ikemen Jiro colliding, Brooklyn Barlow in action, and more.

Below is the preview for this episode:

On an incredible edition of NXT Level Up, Ikemen Jiro and Ru Feng slug it out in an exciting main event, Quincy Elliott throws down with Bryson Montana, and Brooklyn Barlow collides with Kiana James.

One of the most beloved Superstars on NXT 2.0 or NXT Level Up, the flashy Jiro boasts a style that is all his own. Having recently moved back to the singles ranks after competing in tag bouts for some time, he’s looking to get rolling with a big win against the towering Feng.

A menacing striker, Feng has turned some heads while tangling with the likes of Solo Sikoa, Cameron Grimes and Roderick Strong on NXT 2.0 and 205 Live.

Though just four matches into his WWE career, the eccentric Elliott has quickly become a fan favorite and seeks his first signature win when he battles Montana, an arrogant new competitor who has formed an alliance with the equally outspoken Damaris Griffin and is also trying to pick up his first victory.

Plus, either Barlow or James will pick up their first career win when they lock horns in what should be an evenly matched tilt between two up-and-coming Superstars.

Catch an exciting episode of NXT Level Up, streaming Friday at 10/9 C on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else!

As noted, WWE Talking Smack has been changed. The series is now called The SmackDown LowDown. This change is likely due to WWE’s new A&E after-show called WWE Smack Talk. For those looking for the series, an official folder wasn’t created when the new series began. As a result, the episode was unable to be found once it was no longer on the main page.


Archived Content & Cards

A brand new episode of the WWE The Bump aired on the WWE Network this past week. This go around, the in-studio guest was SmackDown’s Lacey Evans. Additionally, SmackDown’s Natalya was a guest via video. Megan Morant was a guest co-host of the episode.

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 June 21st, 2022 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured the North American Championship on the line, tag action, and more.

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

  1. Grayson Waller vs. Solo Sikoa.
  2. Leon and Feroz vs. Chance and Carter.
  3. Diamond Mine vs. Legado del Fantasma.
  4. Cameron Grimes vs. Edris Enofe.
  5. Von Wagner vs. Brooks Jensen.
  6. Alba Fyre vs. Lash Legend.
  7. North American Championship: Tony D’Angelo vs. Carmelo Hayes.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of SmackDown from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This go around, the May 20th, 2022 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured a big main event with The Usos and RK-Bro in a winner takes all unification match.

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

  1. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn.
  2. Gunther vs. Drew Gulak.
  3. Shotzi vs. Raquel Rodriguez.
  4. Butch vs. Xavier Woods.
  5. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: The Usos vs. RK-Bro.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the May 23rd, 2022 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured Becky Lynch vs. Asuka after Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out, and more.

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

  1. The Usos and Zayn vs. Street Profits and Riddle.
  2. Priest and Ripley vs. Styles and Morgan.
  3. Nikki A.S.H. vs. Alexa Bliss.
  4. Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz.
  5. Ezekiel vs. Chad Gable.
  6. MVP vs. Bobby Lashley.
  7. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka.

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 2nd episode of WWE Main Event featured Apollo Crews’ final main roster match before moving to NXT plus R-Truth in action.

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

  1. R-Truth vs. T-BAR.
  2. Akira Tozawa vs. Apollo Crews.

Miscellaneous Notes

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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!
  • Check out Lawrence’s reviews each week!
  • Join Steve Coulson and Jordi for quick results of WWE Network first run events.
  • 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 weekend content, a preview, 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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