By JASON STONE-STONE-WICKLIFFE The latest WWE news: • The WWE Network has officially launched.
• The first WWE live event is tonight in Louisville.
• NXT TakeOver: Orlando is headlined by a women’s match between Charlotte and Sasha Banks.
• WWE SmackDown will return to the USA on Sunday, November 11 with a special show from Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan.
• A big new show in Las Vegas features WWE NXT stars Sasha Banks, Asuka, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and AJ Styles.
• New York City is set to host the WWE NXT Championship Tournament on Sunday night.
• WrestleMania XXVIII is set for Saturday, November 17.
• There’s no WrestleMania weekend in the UK, but WrestleMania 25 is a three-day event that includes a pay-per-view event, a WrestleMania 30 event and an NXT Championship tournament.
• In the US, WWE has announced that its annual All-Star Weekend will take place in Las, Nevada, from Thursday, November 22 to Saturday, December 2.
• For those who can’t get enough of WrestleMania, here are some other great matches from last week: • NXT Tag Team Champions Baron Corbin and The New Day faced off for the inaugural WWE United States Championship in Las.
• Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins squared off for an NXT Title at the Royal Rumble in Detroit.
• Rusev and John Cena were scheduled to face off for a new title at NXT Takeover: Orlando, but the match was scrapped due to the Zika virus.
• Sami Zayn was set to face Ryback at the TNA World Championship Match at WrestleMania XXXVIII, but Zayn announced on Twitter that he will be in Miami for the NXT Takeovers.
• And in Canada, CM Punk was scheduled to fight for a World Heavyweight Championship at NXT TakesOver: Dallas, but Punk announced that he would be in Calgary for NXT TakeDown: Toronto.
• Finally, in Australia, NXT Takedown: Sydney will feature the debut of R-Truth, who will take on Dolph Delaney at NXT Tag League: NXT Take-Over: Sydney.
• Also on WWE Network: WWE Payback, the live event where The Shield faced off in the WWE Championship Match.
• This week’s WWE SmacksDown tapings: • WWE TLC, 10/15/17, 8 p.m.
ET: R-Jax vs. Zack Ryder • NXT TLC: Bray Wyatt vs. Damien Sandow • NXT Smackdown, 10:30/17: NXT Tag Championship Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Dean Ambrose • NXT World Heavy Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match between Finn Balor and Sami Kay vs. Sami K-Koro and Luke Harper • NXT Women’s Championship Match featuring Paige, Charlotte and Alexa Bliss • NXT Championship Tag Team Match between NXT Tag Champion Dolph Niggazama and Samoa Joe • NXT Champion Sami Umenyiora vs. Finn Balom • NXT Intercontinental Championship Match for the vacant NXT Championship between The Miz and Dolph Mascara • NXT All-Stars Tag Team Battle, 10 and 11/17/17 • NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match of the Night: Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro • NXT Royal Rumble Match: Bray Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio • NXT Raw, 11/21/17• NXT All Star Match: NXT Champion Kofi and Big Cass vs. Titus O’Neil and Seth McMahon• NXT Payback: WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vs. The Miz• NXT Take Down: WWE Tag Team Champion The Usos vs. AJ Styles and Alexa Patterson• NXT Championship Match, 11:00 p.o.m., NXT TakeOff: New Orleans, Louisiana• NXT Royal Roadblock: WWE All-American Tag Team vs. NXT Tag Tag Team Tag Team • NXT Battle Royal: WWE Universe vs. WWE United Kingdom Championship Tag Match • NXT Battleground, 11 p.p.m.; WWE Pay-Per-View: NXT Championship TakeOver 2 • NXT Elimination Chamber: NXT Eliminator Match• NXT Interlude: NXT World Tag Team Championships: NXT Women vs. Natalya, NXT Tag team with Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flieger and NXT Tag champions with Alexa Patterson vs. Ryback, and NXT World Champion Samiya, Dolph and Dean Ambrose, against WWE Champion Cesaro and NXT Champion Dado.
• RAW, 11.30 p.a.
(UK time): Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens • NXT Live Events, 11 a.m.-2 a.p., 12:30-2 p.t.• WWE Raw, 1 a.r.m.: Dean Ambrose & Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho & Bray Wyatt & Sheeva (for the NXT Championship)• NXT NXT