WWE Network News and Tidbits: Joe Galli & The NWA, NXT Level Up Featuring Damon Kemp, Weekend Programming Notes

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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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It will be a stacked week for WWE Network and Peacock programming. A new episode of This Is Awesome will stream on Friday along with a new episode of NXT Level Up. Saturday will feature the WWE Survivor Series WarGames 2022 event along with accompanying programming such as Ultimate Survivor Series 2 and The Bump.

Additionally, two new indie shows will be added to the archives, The SmackDown LowDown still stream, and two recent in-ring shows will be added on-demand.

Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:

Friday, Nov. 25
WWE This is Awesome: Most Awesome Debuts – 10 a.m. ET
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 26
WWE Main Event (11/10/22)
ICW Fight Club #243
wXw We Love Wrestling #26
The SmackDown LowDown** – 12 p.m. ET
Ultimate Survivor Series 2 – 10 a.m. ET
WWE’s The Bump** – 3 p.m. ET
WWE Survivor Series 2022 Kickoff** – 7 p.m. ET
WWE Survivor Series 2022 – 8 p.m. ET

Sunday, Nov. 27
Friday Night SmackDown (10/28/22)**


Armbars & Sidebars

Our friends over at Armbars & Sidebars on YouTube have continued to post exciting content. Their full 2+ hour long interview with NWA star Sal Rinauro is now available along with around a dozen individual clips. They also recently sat down with lead play-by-play commentator for the National Wrestling Alliance, Joe Galli. They discussed a number of topics, including:

  • His time working in news.
  • Early wrestling fandom and training to be a professional wrestler.
  • David Marquez and Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
  • Billy Corgan.
  • Joining the NWA.
  • Working with Jim Cornette and Wade Barrett.
  • Nick Aldis leaving the NWA.
  • Tyrus as the NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion.

You can check out the full interview along with highlights by clicking here. Be sure to like, comment, and subscribe. Make sure to let them know we sent you. Below is a clip from the channel’s previous interview with Sal Rinauro:


WWE 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 Damon Kemp vs. Dante Chen, Amari Miller vs. Elektra Lopez, and Xyon Quinn vs. Tank Ledger.

Below is the preview for this episode:

An amazing edition of NXT Level Up will feature Dante Chen and Damon Kemp locking horns in a thrilling main event, Tank Ledger clashing with Xyon Quinn, and Amari Miller taking on Elektra Lopez.

Kemp shocked the WWE Universe when he viciously attacked Roderick Strong and gleefully revealed his plan to dismantle Diamond Mine from the inside, and the ruthless competitor has since engaged in a nasty rivalry with The Creed Brothers.

Having recently defeated Brutus Creed, Kemp will make his first NXT Level Up appearance since April when he battles Chen, who has won five of his last seven matches on WWE’s newest brand and most recently defeated the towering Oba Femi.

Quinn has experienced his fair share of ups and downs on Level Up as well as NXT 2.0, and he’ll be looking to bounce back from his recent loss in a barnburner of a battle against Oro Mensah.

An intriguing competitor, Ledger has gone 1-1 in his first two WWE matches, debuting by tagging with Ikemen Jiro for a win against Bryson Montana and Duke Hudson before losing to Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo in a singles bout.

Miller, who boasts impressive singles wins against the likes of Sloane Jacobs and Arianna Grace, will get a tough challenge against the menacing Lopez. Lopez has flashed a nasty mean streak and used it to pick up a victory against Sol Ruca on the Nov. 8 edition of NXT 2.0.

Don’t miss 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!


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 Mia Yim aka Michin. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson of The O.C. called into the show to talk with their stablemate and The Bump crew.

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 November 22nd, 2022 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured a major return, the “debut” of Scrypts, and more.

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

  1. Cora Jade vs. Wendy Choo.
  2. Ivy Nile vs. Kiana James.
  3. Scrypts vs. Guru Raaj.
  4. Zoey Stark vs. Sol Ruca.
  5. Pretty Deadly vs. Chase U.
  6. North American Championship: Wes Lee 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 October 21st, 2022 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured a Women’s Tag Team Championship match, build towards Crown Jewel, and more.

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

  1. Solo Sikoa vs. Sheamus.
  2. Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville.
  3. WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Damage CTRL vs. Rodriguez and Shotzi.
  4. Rey Mysterio vs. Ludwig Kaiser.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the October 24th 2022 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured Karl Anderson in singles competition, the return of Nikki Cross, and more.

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

  1. Finn Balor vs. Karl Anderson.
  2. R-Truth vs. The Miz.
  3. Mustafa Ali vs. Austin Theory.
  4. Omos vs. Four Local Competitors.
  5. Elias vs. Chad Gable.
  6. Baron Corbin vs. Johnny Gargano.
  7. Bayley vs. Bianca Belair.

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 November 12th episode of WWE Main Event featured more NXT stars in action with Kiana James battling Dana Brooke plus tag team competition.

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

  1. Kiana James vs. Dana Brooke.
  2. Von Wagner and Duke Hudson v. R-Truth and Shelton Benjamin.

Miscellaneous Notes

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!
  • 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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