WWE Afterburn

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WWE Afterburn
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The Afterburn logo
Created by Vince McMahon
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 662 (as of Jan 17, 2015)
Location(s) Stamford, Connecticut
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Original channel Spike
Syndicated overseas
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25) – September 3, 2005 (2005-09-03) (still airs in international markets)
Related shows Bottom Line
This Week
Free For All

WWE Afterburn is a syndicated American television program produced by WWE which recaps events taking place on SmackDown. Along with Bottom Line it replaced WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, Jakked. The show ran from May 2002 until September 2005 in the US, broadcasting 172 episodes domestically before being removed from syndication. The show continues to run in some international markets, with it being televised in South Africa, Italy and South Asia.

International variations[edit]

Middle East, Malaysia and South Africa[edit]

WWE Afterburn still airs on MBC Action on Sunday evenings in the Middle East. It airs at 8pm in Saudi Arabia, and airs in the United Arab Emirates at 9pm. In Malaysia, Afterburn debuted on May 6, 2011. It aired every Friday at 11pm on Astro SuperSport 3, but now airs every Friday at 10pm. The show airs on eKasi+ in South Africa on Fridays at 10pm with a repeat the following Wednesday afternoon at 1.30pm.


In Australia, WWE Afterburn debuted in 2008 on Channel Nine. Afterburn was the only free-to-air WWE show in Australia at the time, with Raw, SmackDown, NXT and Superstars all airing on Fox8. Afterburn had a time slot 1pm every Sunday, before being moved to 12am every Tuesday. WWE Afterburn aired 132 episodes in Australia before being removed from syndication on July 28, 2010. Afterburn was replaced with a similar show titled WWE Experience starting November 4 however in December 2014, Afterburn returned and was broadcast on 7mate[1][2]


Year(s) Hosts
2002 Marc Lloyd
2002-03 Ivory
2003 Rue DeBona
2003–09 Josh Mathews
2009–11 Jack Korpela
2011–12 Matt Striker
2012–13 Tony Dawson
2013 Scott Stanford

Fill in guest hosts[edit]

Year(s) Hosts
2002 Josh Matthews
2005 Michael Cole and Tazz
2008 Jack Korpela
2011 Scott Stanford


WWE Afterburn was broadcast from May 2002 to September 2005, before it was removed from syndication in the US. The show still airs in international markets to fulfil programming commitments.

Country Network Time
Arab world MBC Action Sundays, 8pm.
Australia 7mate Wednesdays, 12am
Bangladesh TEN Sports Mondays, 5:30pm, 11pm. Tuesdays, 8am.
Bhutan TEN Sports Wednesdays, 5:30pm.
Cyprus LTV1 Thursdays, 7pm. Mondays, 6pm.
India TEN Sports Mondays, 5pm, 10:30pm. Tuesdays, 7:30am.
Ireland Sky Sports Sundays, 9am, 10pm.
Italy GXT Sundays, 9:05am. Mondays, 2:15 pm, 8:50pm. Tuesdays, 2:15 pm. Wednesdays, 2:15pm. Fridays, 2:15pm.
France Canal+ and Canal+ Sport (France) Fridays, 6am. Wednesdays, 7:10am. Sundays, 7:10am.
Pakistan TEN Sports Tuesdays, 11:30am, 9:30pm.
Philippines Fox Channel Asia Fridays, 9:50pm.
Portugal Sport TV Wednesdays, 6pm.
Malaysia Astro Fridays, 10pm.


  1. ^ "WWE Afterburn". Tvcatchupaustralia.com. Retrieved 2015-01-25. 
  2. ^ "WWE Afterburn Australia". Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-01-25.