WWE NXT Level Up
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Created byVince McMahon
Paul "Triple H" Levesque
Presented by
  • Blake Howard (play-by-play commentator)
  • Byron Saxton (color commentator)
StarringNXT roster
Opening theme"Level Up" by def rebel
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes62
Production
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time30–60 minutes
Release
Original networkPeacock and WWE Network
Original releaseFebruary 18, 2022 (2022-02-18) –
present (present)
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WWE NXT Level Up, also known as NXT Level Up (stylized as NXT LVL UP), is an American professional wrestling streaming television program. It is produced by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, featuring performers from the promotion's NXT brand division. It airs on Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network internationally. The program features matches taped either before or after the preceding episode of NXT. The show premiered on February 18, 2022, as a replacement for 205 Live, and it goes head-to-head with AEW Rampage.

History

In October 2019, WWE's 205 Live brand merged under the NXT brand with the 205 Live streaming television show becoming a supplementary show of NXT.[1] On February 15, 2022, WWE announced that 205 Live would be replaced by a new show called NXT Level Up, which would stream in 205 Live's former Friday night slot at 10 pm Eastern Time on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets.[2][3] The show premiered on February 18, 2022. The commentators for the show are Blake Howard and Byron Saxton, and the ring announcers are Alicia Taylor and Kelly Kincaid.[4] In the main event of the inaugural episode, Edris Enofé defeated Kushida.[5]

Broadcast history

Channel Timeslot Years
Peacock/WWE Network Friday 10 p.m. ET February 18, 2022 – present

On-air personalities

Commentators

Commentators Date started Date finished
Sudu Shah and Nigel McGuinness February 18, 2022 (2022-02-18) October 7, 2022 (2022-10-07)
Sudu Shah and Matt Camp
April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22)
November 4, 2022 (2022-11-04)
Sudu Shah, Nigel McGuinness, and Matt Camp
July 15, 2022 (2022-07-15)
August 26, 2022 (2022-08-26)
September 23, 2022 (2022-09-23)
Matt Camp and Nigel McGuinness
October 7, 2022 (2022-10-07)
Sudu Shah and Byron Saxton October 14, 2022 (2022-10-14) January 13, 2023 (2023-01-13)
Sudu Shah, Byron Saxton, and Matt Camp
December 9, 2022 (2022-12-09)
Matt Camp and Byron Saxton
January 20, 2023 (2023-01-20)
Vic Joseph and Byron Saxton January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27) February 3, 2023 (2023-02-03)
Blake Howard and Byron Saxton February 10, 2023 (2023-02-10) present
Blake Howard, Byron Saxton, and Mr. Stone April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14) April 21, 2023 (2023-04-21)

Ring announcers

Ring announcers Date started Date finished
Alicia Taylor and Kelly Kincaid February 18, 2022 (2022-02-18) present

References

  1. ^ Martinez, Phillip (September 10, 2019). "TRIPLE H DISCUSSES NXT'S MOVE TO USA AND THE BRAND'S CONTINUED EVOLUTION". Newsweek. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ WWE Staff (February 15, 2022). "NXT Level Up ushers in a new era on Friday nights". WWE. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  3. ^ Johnson, Mike (February 15, 2022). "SAY GOODBYE TO 205 LIVE, NEW NXT SERIES TO BEGIN TAPING TONIGHT". PWInsider. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "WWE NXT Level Up Photos And Notes From Inaugural Tapings, Quinn McKay Signs With WWE". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "NXT Level Up: February 18, 2022". WWE. Retrieved February 19, 2022.