WWE Network News and Tidbits: NXT Level Up Preview Featuring A Debuting Indie Star, Weekend Content, & More

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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 decent weekend for WWE Network and Peacock programming. Most content set to arrive is what one would expect, including NXT Level Up and The SmackDown LowDown. There will be an episode of This Is Awesome, however, which adds a bit of flavor to what would otherwise be a dry few days.

Below is all the content promoted to arrive this weekend:

Friday, Mar. 22
NXT Level Up – 10 p.m. ET
WWE This is Awesome: Most Awesome WrestleMania Moments Vol. 2 – 10 a.m. ET

Saturday, Mar. 23
WWE Main Event (3/7/24)
SmackDown LowDown – 12 p.m. ET

Sunday, Mar. 24
Friday Night SmackDown (2/23/24)


Armbars & Sidebars

Our friends over at Armbars & Sidebars on YouTube has a new interview up featuring indie wrestling legend LuFisto. The wrestling veteran sat down with A&S for over an hour to discuss a number of subjects including:

  • Her early fandom.
  • Breaking into pro wrestling.
  • Rhea Ripley.
  • Meiko Satomura.
  • Canadian indies.
  • How women are treated in wrestling.
  • & 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 the direct video to 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 Saquon Shugars aka Lucky Ali debuting, Jaida Parker in action, and more.

Below is the preview for this episode:

A can’t-miss edition of NXT Level Up will feature Eddy Thorpe and Uriah Connors clashing in the main event, Tavion Heights battling Saquon Shugars, and Lainey Reed colliding with Jaida Parker.

A fourth-generation Superstar, Connors has recently gotten into a rivalry with Shawn Spears and will receive a difficult task in his first NXT Level Up match when he takes on Thorpe.

Thorpe has been out of action since suffering an injury to Dijak in an NXT Underground Match several months ago, and he’s looking to kick off his return with an impressive victory.

Shugars, a tough-as-nails competitor who boasts an impressive collegiate wrestling background, will make his highly anticipated WWE debut.

He’ll be opposed by Heights, who wrestled at the Olympics and defeated Dante Chen in his most recent bout on WWE Level Up.

And Reed will need to ratchet up the intensity for her debut match when she combats the ruthless Parker.

Parker edged Gigi Dolin in her most recent match, while Reed enjoyed a successful professional rodeo career and has an impressive college athletics background.

Don’t miss NXT Level Up, streaming Friday at 10/9 C 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 Monday Night RAW’s Johnny Gargano. Meanwhile, Shayna Baszler, Natalya, and Liv Morgan were part of a roundtable.

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 19th, 2024 edition of NXT was added to the archives, and it featured the return of Alpha Academy, a Heritage Cup Rules match, and more.

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

  1. Roxanne Perez vs. Tatum Paxley.
  2. No Quarter Catch Crew vs. Axiom & Nathan Frazer.
  3. Sol Ruca vs. Brinley Reece.
  4. Heritage Cup: Drew Gulak vs. Riley Osborne.
  5. The Good Brothers vs. Hank & Tank.
  6. Trick Williams vs. Noam Dar.

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 16th, 2024 edition of SmackDown was added to the archives and it featured The Rock and Roman Reigns officially uniting as part of The Bloodline.

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

  1. Kevin Owens vs. Dominik Mysterio.
  2. Zelina Vega vs. Tiffany Stratton.
  3. AOP vs. Javier Bernal & Beau Morris.
  4. Logan Paul vs. The Miz.
  5. Naomi vs. Alba Fyre.

Every week, WWE Network adds an episode of RAW from one month ago as per their contract with television networks. This week, the February 19th, 2024 edition of RAW was added to the archives, and it featured a big return, Gunther vs. Jey Uso for the Intercontinental Championship and a surprise assault from a SmackDown star.

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

  1. Cody Rhodes vs. Drew McIntyre.
  2. Last Chance Women’s Battle Royal.
  3. Judgment Day vs. The Miz, R-Truth, & DIY.
  4. Ivar vs. Chad Gable.
  5. Intercontinental Championship: Gunther vs. Jey Uso.

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 29th episode of WWE Main Event featured two matches featuring stars from Monday Night RAW, as opposed to the typical RAW vs. NXT bouts.

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

  1. Xia Li vs. Ivy Nile.
  2. Ivar 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!
  • 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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