A few months ago, the WWE sent out a survey to subscribers of the WWE Network. The company looked to see if any members of the WWE Universe would be interested in some new shows they were tossing around.
If the WWE was going to move its Network into a tiered service, they would have to add some more content to it. Below were the original concepts sent out with the surveys:
- WWE Now LIVE! – Daily morning show featuring news
- History of FCW – Documentary style series looking at Florida Championship Wrestling
- Superstar/Superfan – Superstars discuss how they became fans of wrestling and their journey to the WWE
- Xavier’s Arcade Challenge – Xavier Woods travels the country, challenging the WWE Universe in one-on-one competition in various Bars/Arcades. Pilot material has already been filmed.
- Cheat Day with Becky Lynch – See what stars eat on their cheat day.
- Fashion Police: Unsolved Mysteries – Tyler Breeze & Fandango attempt to solve unsolved WWE mysteries (GTV, who attacked Hideo Itami, etc).
Well, it looks like the WWE has decided to pick up two of the shows pitched while adding two new ones, with these shows hitting the WWE Network next week. Fashion Police: Unsolved Mysteries is now titled, “Fashion Files: Cold Case Unit” and will debut on Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 11 p.m. EST. Xavier’s Arcade Challenge will appear on Christma Day, December 25th, at 7:30 p.m. EST.
As far as the other two shows, December 27th brings us “WWE Kitchen SmackDown” where Bo Dallas will host an Iron Chef-like event. The first episode will see Dana Brooke, Alicia Fox, and Curtis Axel compete for guest judges Enes Kanter, Noelle Foley, and Mark Henry. Kitchen SmackDown airs at 7:00 p.m. EST.
The final show, “Botch Club” airs the next night, December 28th, at 7:00 p.m. EST. Those of you that followed the WWE’s YouTube channel five or so years ago may remember their old show called “Are You Serious?” where Road Dogg and Josh Matthews watched terrible old promos, skits, and debuts from wrestling’s past. This time around, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will take their place, looking at botches from around the world.