At tonight’s SmackDown taping, two additional matches were recorded for the brand-new show, WWE Speed, exclusively airing on Twitter.

WWE had previously announced WWE Speed during the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff event, introducing an innovative partnership with X/Twitter. The show is set to feature matches lasting five minutes or less.

Tonight, two more matches were filmed, adding to the lineup. One match featured a rematch between Odyssey Jones and Cedric Alexander, who recently had another singles match designated for WWE Speed on February 16. Additionally, Tyler Bate faced off against Angel in a match also slated for Speed.

Several matches have already been filmed for the series, including Dragon Lee defeating Cedric Alexander and Odyssey Jones defeating Cameron Grimes, though they have yet to air.


WWE’s deal with X for Speed reportedly spans two years, offering exclusive content for 52 weeks annually. Although the debut date is not yet confirmed, it is anticipated to premiere this spring.

In other news from tonight’s SmackDown episode, Santos Escobar secured a victory over Rey Mysterio, aided by a distraction from Dominik Mysterio, despite both the LWO and Legado del Fantasma being banned from ringside.

How do you think WWE Speed, with its format of matches lasting five minutes or less, will impact the viewing experience for fans on Twitter? Additionally, what are your thoughts on WWE’s innovative partnership with X and its potential to engage audiences in new ways? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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