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!
It will be a fairly standard weekend for WWE Network & Peacock programming. A new edition of The Best Of WWE will air celebrating Women’s History Month. Additionally, a new wXw event will be added along with The SmackDown LowDown & NXT Level Up.
Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:
Friday, Mar. 3
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET
Best Of WWE: Celebrating Women’s History
Saturday, Mar. 4
WWE Main Event (2/16/23)
The SmackDown LowDown** – 12 p.m. ET
wXw Back to the Roots 2023
Sunday, Mar. 5
Friday Night SmackDown (2/3/23)
Armbars & Sidebars
Our friends over at Armbars & Sidebars on YouTube has a new interview featuring the NWA’s Captain Johnny Yuma. The former PWG star sat down with A&S for over an two hours to discuss a number of subjects including:
- Breaking into pro wrestling.
- His early fandom.
- His inspirations.
- Training with Rick Bassman’s UPW.
- Struggles of the SoCal Wrestling scene.
- And much more!
You can check out the full interview soon, 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 a separate full interview featuring NWA’s Sal Rinauro discussing Dusty Rhodes:
WWE NXT Level Up Preview
NXT: Level Up is airing Friday on WWE Network and Peacock. The newest WWE Network and Peacock program will be featuring three matches Friday. This includes former NJPW star Eddy Thorpe vs. Oro Mensah, Tatum Paxley vs. Lyra Valkyria, and Dante Chen in action.
Below is the preview for this episode:
An incredible episode of NXT Level Up will feature Oro Mensah and Eddy Thorpe clashing in a spirited main event, Lyra Valkyria locking horns with Tatum Paxley, and Dante Chen battling Luca Crucifino.
Mensah has recently become embroiled in a bizarre rivalry with SCRYPTS and was defeated by the mysterious Superstar in their first one-on-one meeting on NXT Level Up, but the highflying competitor has enjoyed success on WWE’s newest brand as well as NXT 2.0 and now looks to bounce back against Thorpe.
After defeating Dante Chen in his debut match, Thorpe hopes to improve to 2-0 at the expense of the athletic Mensah.
Not including a Battle Royal, Valkyria is still undefeated since coming to NXT 2.0, beating Superstars such as Valentina Feroz and Lash Legend, though this will be her first foray to NXT Level Up.
She’ll be opposed by Diamond Mine’s Paxley, a no-nonsense competitor who teamed with Ivy Nile to defeat Jakara Jackson and Lash Legend in her last NXT Level Up match.
Now known as “The Gatekeeper of NXT,” Chen has relished the chance to take on newcomers, and he’ll get another opportunity against the debuting Crucifino, who has trained to be a lawyer and vows to bring that same confidence to the squared circle.
Don’t miss an amazing edition 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, there were no in-studio guests but WWE Hall of Fame Beth Phoenix and Monday Night RAW’s Finn Balor appeared on the program.
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 February 28th, 2023 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured Meiko Satomura in action, build towards NXT Roadblock, and a North American Championship open challenge.
Below is the card for the latest NXT uploaded to the archives:
- North American Championship: Wes Lee vs. Nathan Frazer.
- Indus Sher vs. Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen.
- Meiko Satomura vs. Zoey Stark.
- Sol Ruca vs. Elektra Lopez.
- Tiffany Stratton vs. Katana Chance.
- Axiom vs. Hank Walker.
- Carmelo Hayes vs. Tyler Bate.
Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of SmackDown from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This go around, the January 27th, 2023 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured the final build for the Royal Rumble, Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa, and more.
Below is the card for the latest SmackDown uploaded to the archives:
- Rey Mysterio vs. Karrion Kross.
- Lacey Evans vs. Jazmin Allure.
- Hit Row vs. Braun Strowman & Ricochet.
- Imperium vs. Legado del Fantasma.
- Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa.
Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the January 30th, 2023 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured the fallout from the 2023 Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes vs. Finn Balor, & more.
Below is the card for the latest RAW uploaded to the archives:
- Seth Rollins vs. Chad Gable.
- Candice LeRae vs. IYO SKY.
- Baron Corbin vs. Johnny Gargano.
- Rick Boogs vs. The Miz.
- Bronson Reed vs. Doph Ziggler.
- Cody Rhodes vs. Finn Balor.
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 February 9th episode of WWE Main Event featured Dana Brooke vs. Indi Hartwell, plus The Creed Brothers in action.
Below is the card for the latest Main Event uploaded to the archives:
- Indi Hartwell vs. Dana Brooke.
- The Creed Brothers vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.
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!