WWE Network News and Tidbits: Former WWE Star On Gimmick Origins, NXT Level Up Preview, Weekend Programming

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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 another dead weekend for new WWE Network and Peacock programming. NXT Level Up will stream, as will a new episode of The SmackDown LowDown. Beyond that, just Main Event and SmackDown from recent weeks will be added on-demand.

Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:

Friday, Mar. 15
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, Mar. 16
WWE Main Event (2/29/24)
SmackDown LowDown – 12 p.m. ET

Sunday, Mar. 17
Friday Night SmackDown (2/16/24)


Armbars & Sidebars

Our friends over at Armbars & Sidebars on YouTube has a new interview up featuring former WWE NXT UK star Jack Starz aka Jakk Sellstrom. The former NXT UK star sat down with A&S for over an hour to discuss a number of subjects including:

  • His early wrestling fandom.
  • Breaking into pro wrestling.
  • Robbie Brookside.
  • Training with WWE & British legends.
  • Transforming his character.
  • Training the stars of tomorrow.
  • & More!

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 the direct video to 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 Lola Vice vs. Carlee Bright, the NXT debut of a Performance Center star who recently wrestled on SmackDown, and Sol Ruca’s in-ring return.

Below is the preview for this episode:

An amazing edition of NXT Level Up will feature Sol Ruca making her highly anticipated return to battle Wren Sinclair in the main event, Carlee Bright tangling with Lola Vice, and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo and Luca Crusifino taking on Javier Bernal and Drake Morreaux.

Ruca, who captured the imagination of the WWE Universe with her jaw-dropping Soul Snatcher finishing move, is back in action for the first time in nearly a year.

Standing in her way of a feel-good return win is Sinclair, who came up just short against Vice in her most recent match.

Boasting a decorated MMA background and three wins in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament en route to winning the eight-Superstar competition, Vice is a looking for another statement win against the energetic newcomer.

Bright impressed during a narrow loss to Blair Davenport during her last appearance on NXT Level Up and is seeking what would be the biggest win of her career.

Plus, Stacks is primed to team with “The D’Angelo Family’s Consigliere” for the first time against the outspoken Bernal and the debuting Morreaux, the latter of whom boasts an impressive combination of size and power.

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 guests were NXT’s Baron Corbin and SmackDown’s Bron Breakker. RAW’s R-Truth also called into 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 March 12th, 2024 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured

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

  1. OTM vs. The LWO.
  2. Lexis King vs. Mr. Stone.
  3. North American Championship: Oba Femi vs. Brooks Jensen.
  4. Gigi Dolin vs. Arianna Grace.
  5. Kiana James & Izzi Dame vs. Thea Hail & Fallon Henley.
  6. Shawn Spears vs. Ridge Holland.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of SmackDown from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This go around, the February 9th, 2024 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured Triple H addressing The Rock, Elimination Chamber qualifying matches, & more.

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

  1. Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles.
  2. Michin vs. Bianca Belair.
  3. DIY vs. New Catch Republic.
  4. Sami Zayn vs. Randy Orton.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the February 12th, 2024 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured the build to Elimination Chamber, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, & more.

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

  1. Imperium vs. Jey Uso & The New Day.
  2. Bronson Reed vs. Bobby Lashley.
  3. Liv Morgan vs. Zoey Stark.
  4. R-Truth vs. JD McDonagh.
  5. LA Knight vs. Ivar.
  6. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

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 22nd episode of WWE Main Event featured Apollo Crews in action, The Creed Brothers, and more.

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

  1. Apollo Crews vs. Jinder Mahal.
  2. The Creed Brothers vs. Tank Ledger & Hank Walker.

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!
  • 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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