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 busy weekend on WWE Network & Peacock. Two big-time Premium Live Events will air including Night of Champions & Battleground. Additionally, This Is Awesome will air a new special, as will The Ultimate Show. A bonus episode of The Bump, a wXw show, and standard weekend programming will also stream.
Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:
Friday, May. 26
WWE This is Awesome: Most Awesome Factions – 10 a.m. ET
WWE Night of Champions 2023 Press Conference – 12 p.m. ET
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, May. 27
WWE Main Event (5/11/23)
Ultimate Night of Champions – 10 a.m. ET
wXw 16 Carat Gold 2023 Day 3– 12 p.m. ET
WWE Night of Champions 2023 Kickoff – 12 p.m. ET
WWE Night of Champions 2023 – 1 p.m. ET
Sunday, May. 28
Friday Night SmackDown (4/29/23)
WWE’s The Bump – 10 a.m. ET
NXT Battleground 2023 Kickoff – 7:30 p.m. ET
NXT Battleground 2023 – 8 p.m. ET
Armbars & Sidebars
Our friends over at Armbars & Sidebars on YouTube has a new interview up featuring former WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick. The former WWE star sat down with A&S for about an hour and a half to discuss a number of subjects including:
- His early fandom.
- Moving to train with Shawn Michaels.
- Getting a developmental deal & losing the developmental deal.
- His first Japan tour.
- William Regal.
- & 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 the full interview:
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 Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon vs. Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson, Boa vs. Javier Bernal, & more.
Below is the preview for this episode:
An amazing edition of NXT Level Up will feature Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz tangling with Lash Legend and Jakara Jackson, Oro Mensah matching wits and fists with Tavion Heights, and Boa battling Javier Bernal.
Having recently returned from a serious knee injury, the resilient Leon wasted no time jumping into the deep end, making her SmackDown debut alongside trusted friend Feroz in a losing effort against Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn on the May 19 edition of the blue brand.
They’ll look to bounce back against Legend and Jackson, who recently joined forces and are as confident as they are dangerous.
Plus, two Superstars each look for a statement victory when the highflying Mensah is opposed by the athletic Heights.
Mensah took down Kale Dixon in his last appearance on NXT Level Up, while Heights seeks his first victory in WWE after pushing Dante Chen to the limit in his most recent outing.
Finally, the menacing Boa is primed to compete in his third match since returning from a serious injury. Can he earn his first win since bursting back onto the scene, or will the motormouthed Bernal reach into his bag of tricks to claim victory?
Don’t miss an incredible 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 co-host was Sam Roberts, while Sheamus called in as the highlighted guest. The show also featured an interview by Cathy Kelley featuring Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens.
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 May 23rd, 2023 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured the final build towards NXT Battleground 2023, the semi-finals of the NXT Women’s Championship Tournament, & more.
Below is the card for the latest NXT uploaded to the archives:
- Cora Jade vs. Lyra Valkyria.
- Axiom vs. Dabba-Kato.
- Tyler Bate vs. Eddy Thorpe.
- Nathan Frazer vs. Noam Dar.
- Hank Walker vs. Tank Ledger.
- Von Wagner vs. Luca Crusifino.
- Tiffany Stratton vs. Roxanne Perez.
Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of SmackDown from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This go around, the April 21st, 2023 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured Solo Sikoa vs. Matt Riddle in a No Disqualification match, an Intercontinental Title defense, & more.
Below is the card for the latest SmackDown uploaded to the archives:
- Judgment Day vs. The Latino World Order.
- The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet & Braun Strowman.
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan vs. Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green.
- Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Xavier Woods.
- No Disqualification: Matt Riddle 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 April 24th, 2023 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured a major challenge by Bad Bunny, Cody Rhodes in action, & more.
Below is the card for the latest RAW uploaded to the archives:
- The Bloodline vs. Latino World Order.
- The Street Profits vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin.
- Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Damage CTRL.
- Mustafa Ali vs. Chad Gable.
- Cody Rhodes vs. Finn Balor.
- Rey Mysterio vs. Damian Priest.
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 May 2nd episode of WWE Main Event featured stars of RAW clashing, as opposed to NXT vs. RAW which has become the norm.
Below is the card for the latest Main Event uploaded to the archives:
- Piper Niven vs. Dana Brooke.
- Mustafa Ali vs. Akira Tozawa.
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!