WWE Network Next Week: WCW NITRO Episodes & Special, Taker/Brock & More!

August 8, 2015 by Mark D

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After this past week with the Stone Cold Podcast and the awesome “Table for 3” special featuring the late, great Roddy Piper, this coming week looks to be just as good, if not better!

In fact, next week looks somewhat explosive as we have new WCW Nitro content coming our way! So, lets get right into the upcoming content on the award-winning WWE Network…



Before the pyro and ballyhoo hits at Monday Night RAW, get hyped up with the RAW Pre-Show with Scott Stanford, Corey Graves and David Outunga from the WWE studios in Connecticut. The Pre-Show kicks off at 19:30 EST.

Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar Special : WWE Network

Less than two weeks before their epic showdown at SummerSlam, WWE Network takes a special look at the upcoming battle between ‘The Phenom’ and ‘The Best Incarnate’ as the WWE Superstars break down this highly anticipated SummerSlam matchup. Catch The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: One on One immediately after RAW at 23:06 EST.

First Look - WCW Monday Nitro Vol. 3 DVD : WWE Network

On Monday night we have not only one, but two first run special programs! Not only do we have the Taker/Lesnar special, but also the First Look: Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro Vol. 3 for the new DVD/Blu-ray set This ‘First Look’ airs at 23:36 EST. Of course you can pre-order the “Very Best of WCW Nitro Vol. 3” in time for Tuesday right now by clicking here.



On Tuesday we have three debuting shows, including the January 5, 1987 edition of Prime Time Wrestling (this is one of the missing episodes not currently available on demand — for unknown reasons). This episode sees Jake Roberts and Tito Santana battle from Houston, TX and Hillbilly Jim taking on Don Muraco from the world famous Madison Square Garden.

WCW Monster Trucks - The WWE List : WWE Network

Also this Tuesday the recently pulled episode of The WWE List will air. The episode, titled: Mechanical Mayhem, “[lists] the most memorable Planes, Trains and Automobile moments in WWE History.” — question is, will The Giant vs. Hulk Hogan in the Sumo Monster Truck Match be featured? The WWE List airs at 16:30 EST and will be available soon afterwards on demand.

Immediately following Tough Enough on the USA Network, Byron Saxton returns with the fallout and another edition of Tough Talk. As the competitors and judges discuss the weeks events. Tough Talk is very easily the highlight of the whole new Tough Enough series; it gives a much better insight into the competitors. So, as we approach the finals, Tough Talk is must see TV!



After a few weeks absence, Corey Graves returns to our screens on Wednesday at 16:00 EST with a brand new edition of Culture Shock. In this episode we get “a backstage pass to this year’s AP Music Awards as [he] goes behind the scenes and talks with the biggest names in Rock today!”

WWE NXT, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley : WWE Network

Of course Wednesday night we get another episode of the Network’s crown jewel – WWE NXT. As we grow ever closer to the NXT guys and girls taking over Brooklyn, New York next week’s episode sees Becky Lynch and Bayley battle to become the #1 Contender for the NXT Women’s Championship, while the episode also features the NXT Champion, Finn Bálor in action along with: Baron Corbin, Solomon Crowe and Tye Dillinger. Catch the latest from NXT at 20:00 EST.



NEW WCW Monday Nitro Episodes on WWE Network

The coming week’s Throwback Thursday festivities will be a little more explosive than usual as they will features new to the WWE Network editions of WCW Monday Nitro! Currently, TWO new editions of Nitro are scheduled – April 6, 1998 and September 29, 1997.

The April 6, 1998 episode features World Champion, Sting vs. Kevin Nash, Chris Jericho defending the Cruiserweight Title against Juventud Guerrera and also in action you’ll see: Booker T, DDP, The British Bulldog, Goldberg, Kidman and so many more. This episode is scheduled to air at 7:30 EST.

Then, later in the day (20:00 EST) the September 29, 1997 edition of Nitro airs. This particular episode takes place just one week after the debut of Goldberg and sees ‘The Man’ take on The Barbarian, plus in the main event Curt Hennig defends his United States Championship against The Giant. The episode also sees: Rey Mysterio, Jeff Jarrett, Steve McMichael, Lex Luger, Chris Jericho and more in action!

We’re hearing that there could well be a whole bunch more new WCW Nitro’s coming our way very soon too… stay tuned to WrestlingDVDNetwork.com for updates.



We round out next week with WWE Superstars on Friday at 20:00 EST and then our usual recap of the week — This Week in WWE on Saturday afternoon at 14:00 EST.

NXT Take Over Brooklyn : WWE Network

Also coming up we have the big NXT Take Over: Brooklyn show, which is shaping up to be a really interesting card. Currently scheduled for the show we will see the WWE in-ring debut of the Japanese wresting icon – Jushin “Thunder” Liger as he takes on Tyler Breeze. We also learned this week that Kevin Owens will attempt to wrestle the NXT Championship back from Finn Bálor in a Ladder Match!

The card at the moment for NXT Take Over: Brooklyn looks like this:

Ladder Match for the NXT Championship
Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens

Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Tyler Breeze

NXT Tag Team Championship
Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillains

The debut of Apollo Crews (Uhaa Nation)

WWE SummerSlam 2015 : WWE Network

The night after NXT Take Over, we have the biggest spectacle of the summer – the 28th annual (and now FOUR HOUR!) WWE SummerSlam 2015. The show will be headlined by the epic showdown between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, but the remainder of the card looks to be very interesting as well. Here is a full rundown of all the currently scheduled matches:

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Ryback vs. The Miz vs. The Big Show

Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose

And with the rumored showdown between Seth Rollins and John Cena, plus a speculated potential show-stealer between Kevin Owens and Ceasro, this might be a can’t miss SummerSlam!

For more up-to-the-minute WWE Network developments keep locked to WrestlingDVDNetwork.com and of course our new pages – WWE Network Schedule & WWE Network Updates.

Until next time… stay classy, Network fans.

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  1. R&REXPRESS#1 says:

    The Undertaker 21-1 set is back up on Amazon for pre order & it’s price is slashed a bit.

  2. R&REXPRESS#1 says:

    Hope we get pre-release photos of the Nitro set before Tues.

  3. RKO316CM says:

    I have the WWE List Epiosde: Mechanical Mayhem and its not edited in any way, they show the Monster Truck Match around the 14min mark and they Left in Hogan Comments about how bad the Halloween Hovac 1995 match was and they even focus on the Undertaker and Hogan Rivalry in 2002 when Taker tied Hogan to his Motorcycle and dragged him etc so pretty much its unedited but obviously this was grabbed before they took it down so be interesting to see if they edit the stream version!!

  4. David says:

    Looking forward to Nitro…i think by September they will do major drops for 97 and 98 to complete the years, exactly one year after 95 and 96 were up. Not sure about others I am looking forward to 99-01 just to see how bad it really was, especially 2000. From what i read 2001 was when WCW tried to improve and was getting on the right track, too bad it was just too late.

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