WWE Afterburn

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WWE Afterburn
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Created by Vince McMahon
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 563 (as of March 2, 2013)
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Original channel Syndicated
MBC Action (2012 – present)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25)[1] – 2005 (2005) (still airs in international markets)
Related shows Bottom Line
This Week
Free For All

WWE Afterburn is a WWE syndicated television show which recaps events taking place on SmackDown. Along with Bottom Line it replaced WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, Jakked. The show was broadcast in the USA from May 2002 to September 2005 when it was removed from syndication.

WWE Afterburn still airs in international markets to fulfill programming commitments. It is broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports, in South Africa on Supersport, in Indonesia on Lativi, in South Asia on TEN Sports, in Italy on GXT, in Philippines on Solar Sports, Portugal on SPORT TV 3, and in Malaysia on Astro Supersports 3. In January 2009, South African satellite provider DStv relinquished all WWE broadcast rights and Afterburn moved to free channel e.tv. WWE Afterburn airs on e.tv on Mondays at 10.30pm with a repeat the following afternoon on Tuesdays at 1.30pm.

United Kingdom Television Schedules[edit]

  • Sky1 - Sunday Mornings (2002 – 2004)
  • Sky Sports - Sunday Mornings, Monday Nights (2005 – present)

Middle East[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

WWE Afterburn debuted in the UK in May 2002 replacing WWE Metal Sunday mornings on Sky One, whilst repeating in the week on Sky Sports. The Sunday morning airing moved to Sky Sports in January 2005.


In Australia, WWE Afterburn debuted, 2008 on Channel Nine. Afterburn was the only free-to-air WWE show in Australia back then as Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Superstars and Vintage Collection are on Fox8. Afterburn was moved from 1pm Sundays to 12am Tuesdays. WWE Afterburn hasn't aired on Channel Nine since July 28 2010. One and the high-definition simulcast (Ten's 24/7 sports channel) has announced that they would broadcast a show similar called WWE Experience starting November 4. The show will broadcast every Thursday at 8:30 on One in Australia. Afterburn no longer airs in Australia until 7mate has the rights every Saturday 9.30am.


In Malaysia, WWE Afterburn debuted on May 6, 2011. It airs every Friday from 11.00 pm to 12.00 am on Astro SuperSport 3 (Astro Channel 817), but later changed the timeslot to 10.00 pm.

South Africa[edit]

WWE Afterburn is broadcast on Mondays at 10.30pm with repeats airing on Tuesdays at 1.30pm.


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

Fill in guest hosts[edit]

Year(s) Hosts
2002 Josh Matthews
2005 Michael Cole & Tazz
2008 – 2009 Jack Korpela
2011 Scott Stanford


WWE Afterburn was broadcast in the USA from May 2002 to September 2005 when it was removed from syndication.

WWE Afterburn still airs in international markets to fulfill programming commitments

Country Network Time
Arab world MBC Action Sunday, 8.00 p.m.
Bangladesh TEN Sports Monday, 1730 BST & 2300 BST & Tuesday, 800 BST
Bhutan TEN Sports Wednesday, 5:30 p.m
Cyprus LTV1 Thursdays, 7 pm & Replays Mondays, 6 pm
India TEN Sports Monday, 1700 IST, 2230 IST & Tuesday, 0730 IST
Ireland Sky Sports Sunday, 09:00 & Sunday, 22:00
Italy GXT Sunday h. 9.05 am, Monday h. 2.15 pm, h. 8.50 pm - Tuesday h. 2.15 pm, Wednesday & Friday h. 2.15


France Canal+ and Canal+ Sport (France) Friday, 6:00 am, Wednesday, midnight and Sunday, 07:10 am
Pakistan TEN Sports Tuesdays 11:30 am and 9:30 pm PST
Philippines FOX Philippines Friday, 9:50PM
Portugal Sport TV Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Malaysia Astro Malaysia Friday, 10:00 pm
United Kingdom Sky Sports 3 Monday, 11:00pm


  1. ^ [1] "WWE After Burn (debuts in syndication on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, check local listings)"