There’s always some shuffling of plans when it comes to the big winter holidays, like the pre-taped edition of Raw we’ll get from WWE on USA Network tonight (Dec. 23). But with the 25th falling on a Wednesday, and more wrestling than ever broadcasting and/or streaming into our homes and onto our devices, the Christmas schedule features more changes than usual.
Here’s what/when/where with your favorite companies this week:
- Raw airs at its normal time on USA, with a show taped last Monday (spoilers here).
- WWE Backstage will air a new episode in its regular Tues., 11 p.m. Eastern time slot on FS1, and feature Renee Young, Booker T & Christian handing out the WWE Year-End Awards. It’ll cap a Christmas Eve filled with WWE content on the channel, starting with the John Cena-narrated Wrestlemania’s Legendary Moments special at 8 p.m. and a replay of last Friday’s SmackDown at 9 p.m.
- NXT broadcasts on Christmas night as normal, with a pre-taped show (spoilers here).
- NXT UK debuts a “Best of 2019” episode on WWE Network on Thurs., Dec. 26.
- SmackDown is live from Detroit on Friday the 27th. 205 Live will have a “Best of 2019” episode on WWE Network for the second straight week.
- Dark is set to be posted to YouTube as normal at 7 p.m. Eastern on Christmas Eve. They’ve advertised a Joey Janela/Shawn Spears match.
- Dynamite is off this week
- Powerrr streams on YouTube Monday at 6:05 p.m. instead of its usual Tuesday spot as a holiday gift to fans.
- Their weekly show on AXS moves from Tuesday to Saturday for the next two weeks, and will be “Best of 2019” episodes. They’ll also hand out their Year-End Awards on Dec. 28 & Jan. 4.
- Fusion seems to be operating more or less on its usual schedule.
Ring of Honor
- Schedule-wise ROH TV is business as usual. Their latest is “Best of 2019”; their next is
highlightsfootage from their portion of the card at this past April’s Madison Square Garden G1 Supercard.
Are we missing anything? Let us know in the comments below, and happy holiday wrestle viewing!