WWE Experience

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WWE Experience
Schedule wweEx Logo.jpg
Format Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Vince McMahon
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 499 (as of October 24, 2013)
Production
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Syndicated
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run May 2, 2004 – September 2005 (still airs in international markets)
Chronology
Related shows Afterburn
Bottom Line
This Week
Vintage
Free For All

WWE Experience is a television program produced by WWE which recaps events taking place on Raw, SmackDown and Main Event that started in May 2004.

History[edit]

The show was originally hosted by Todd Grisham and Ivory. The setting was outdoors and usually around New York City. When WWE programming moved to the USA Network during September 2005, WWE Experience was cancelled in America to later be replaced with AM Raw, but the show continued to be produced for the overseas audience. The filming was moved to the WWE studios in Stamford, Connecticut under the excuse that Grisham hated to film in the rain.[citation needed] Ivory was released from WWE a few weeks before the cancellation of the show in the United States. In July 2006, Todd Grisham was replaced as host by Josh Mathews. On air, Matthews reportedly said, "No reason, Todd's gone, [Josh is] here, deal with it". After Josh Mathews became a commentator on ECW, he was replaced by Jack Korpela. In November 2011, Korpela left the WWE and was replaced by Matt Striker. In late 2012, Striker welcomed Renee Young as co-host.

Hosts[edit]

Year(s) Host(s)
2004 – 2005 Ivory & Todd Grisham
2005 – 2006 Todd Grisham
2006 – 2009 Josh Mathews
2009 – 2011 Jack Korpela
2011 – 2012 Matt Striker
2012 – 2013 Matt Striker & Renee Young
2013 – Renee Young

Fill in guest hosts[edit]

Year Host
2011 Scott Stanford
2011 Matt Striker

International versions[edit]

Canada[edit]

There is also a different version of the show that now airs on the Canadian Sports Network Sportsnet 360 on Sundays from 7-8 pm est. It recaps Raw, SmackDown, NXT and, until the show's demise, ECW. Originally hosted by Ryan Paton, Glenn Schiiler and Derek Snider, and Greg Sansone. It first aired on Sunday October 8, 2006, and now airs every Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm.[1]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Puerto Rico owns his own version of the show that airs Sundays at 1pm on free-to-air WAPA-TV. The show is hosted by WWE's Spanish broadcaster Marcelo Rodriguez. The Show is part of the WWE Weekend programing of the network that features the Spanish Broadcast of SmackDown on Saturdays at 6pm and Experience on Sundays.

Malaysia[edit]

Malaysia had their own version of the show hosted by Zawen. It aired on Astro Ria, which is hosted by Malaysia's satellite provider, Astro Malaysia. The show began airing around the middle of December 2009. The show lasted for about 10 months before it was cancelled.

Broadcast[edit]

WWE Experience was broadcast in the USA from May 2004 to September 2005 when it was removed from syndication.

WWE Experience still airs in international markets to fulfill programming commitments

Country Network Time
Algeria Nessma TV Sundays, 6 pm
Bahrain Bahrain TV Mondays, 9 p.m
Bangladesh TEN Sports Sunday, 1730 BST, 2300 BST & Monday, 800 BST
Bhutan TEN Sports Check local listings
Canada Sportsnet 360 Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 7 p.m ET[1]
Chad KSA Wednesdays at 9 p.m
Costa Rica Repretel Sunday at 7 p.m & Wednesday at 6p.m
Dominican Republic Antena Latina Saturday, 11 pm
India TEN Sports Sunday, 1700 IST, 2230 IST & Monday, 0730 IST
Ireland Sky1 Sky Sports HD3 Sunday, 11:00[2]
Italy Sky Tuesday, h 8.00 pm & Wednesday, h. 12.45 am
Kuwait Kuwait TV Friday, 10 pm
Mexico 52 MX Saturday,12 pm
Oman Oman 2 Sunday, 06:00 pm
Pakistan TEN Sports

\Mondays 9:00 pm PST

Philippines Solar Sports (2005–2012), Fox Philippines (2012–present) [3][4]
Puerto Rico WAPA-TV Sunday, 1pm EST
Portugal SIC Radical Sunday, 12:30 pm[5]
Singapore MediaCorp Channel 5 Friday, 11:00 pm & Wednesday, 1:00 am
Thailand True Sport 2 Mondays, 8:00 pm
United Kingdom Sky1 Sundays, 11:00 am[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The WWE Experience at The Score Canada". thescore.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  2. ^ "The WWE Experience at TV Now Ireland". tvnow.ie. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  3. ^ "WWE's Philippines Schedule". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  4. ^ "AKTV Program Grid 2012". Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  5. ^ "WWE Experience at SIC Radical". SIC Radical. Retrieved 2012-07-29.  (Portuguese)
  6. ^ "The WWE Experience at TV.com". TV.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29.