WWE Main Event

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Not to be confused with WWF The Main Event or Saturday Night's Main Event.
WWE Main Event
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Created by Vince McMahon
Starring WWE roster
Opening theme "On My Own" by CFO$
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 130 (as of March 24, 2015 (2015-03-24))
Production
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Ion Television (2012 (2012) – 2014 (2014))
WWE Network (2014 (2014) –present)
WWE.com (2013 (2013) – 2014 (2014))
Hulu Plus (2015 (2015) – present)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03) – present
Chronology
Related shows WWE Raw
WWE SmackDown
WWE NXT
WWE Superstars
External links
Website

WWE Main Event is a sports entertainment television program produced by WWE that originally aired on Ion Television in the United States, then the WWE Network and is now broadcast on Hulu Plus. It debuted on October 3, 2012 and ended its domestic broadcasting on April 2, 2014. After the final domestic TV broadcast the show moved to an internet broadcast format. The show features lower to mid card WWE wrestlers and complements WWE's primary programs Raw and SmackDown. The show is currently on a hiatus from the WWE Network due to a conflict with British broadcaster Sky Sports's first-run syndication rights.[1] However, the show is still being taped before Smackdown tapings to fulfill international commitments and is also now airing on Hulu Plus while on hiatus from the WWE Network. Episodes are uploaded to the WWE Network a few weeks after airing in the same manner as Raw and Smackdown.

Production/presentation[edit]

The show is produced on Tuesday evenings, right before the SmackDown taping. It airs on the WWE Network live, with a slight broadcast delay.[2] WWE commentator Tom Phillips and John "Bradshaw" Layfield are the broadcast team, and Eden Stiles is the ring announcer. It uses the same HD set and the all-white ring ropes as all other WWE programming (though for the month of October 2012 and October 2013, the middle rope was pink, to promote WWE and Susan G. Komen for the Cure's breast cancer awareness campaign). From October 3, 2012 to January 22, 2014, "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" by Shinedown served as the official theme for Main Event. Since January 29, 2014, "On My Own" by CFO$ now serves as the theme song.

WWE Main Event's version of the universal WWE HD set used from October 3, 2012 - present

Commentators[edit]

Commentators Dates
Michael Cole and Brad Maddox January 16, 2013
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler February 27, 2013
Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield October 17, 2012
October 31, 2012
November 21, 2012 – November 28, 2012
February 6, 2013 – February 13, 2013
April 3, 2013 – May 8, 2013
November 4, 2014
December 23, 2014
Michael Cole and The Miz October 3, 2012 – March 27, 2013
May 15, 2013 - May 22, 2013
Josh Mathews, The Miz and Ricardo Rodriguez May 29, 2013 - June 5, 2013
Josh Mathews and Wade Barrett June 12, 2013
Josh Mathews, The Miz and Cody Rhodes June 19, 2013
Josh Mathews and Cody Rhodes July 3, 2013
Josh Mathews and John "Bradshaw" Layfield July 31, 2013
Josh Mathews and Alex Riley August 28, 2013 - September 4, 2013
September 18, 2013 - October 9, 2013
November 6, 2013 - November 13, 2013
November 27, 2013
December 18, 2013
Josh Mathews and The Miz June 26, 2013 - September 11, 2013
October 16, 2013 - December 25, 2013
Tom Phillips and The Miz January 1, 2014 - January 22, 2014
Tom Phillips and Alex Riley January 15, 2014
January 29, 2014 - February 5, 2014
Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton February 12, 2014 – August 19, 2014
Michael Cole and Byron Saxton August 19, 2014 – December 23, 2014
Michael Cole, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Byron Saxton October 28, 2014
Tom Phillips and Renee Young December 9, 2014
Michael Cole, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Booker T December 30, 2014 – January 6, 2015
Tom Phillips and John "Bradshaw" Layfield January 13, 2015 – present[3]
Tom Phillips and Jerry Lawler January 27, 2015

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring announcers Dates
Lilian Garcia October 3, 2012 – October 24, 2012
December 5, 2012 – February 6, 2013
May 29, 2013
October 9, 2013
November 27, 2013
January 1, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2014
May 27, 2014
Tony Chimel October 31, 2012 – November 28, 2012
December 26, 2012
February 13, 2013 – June 24, 2014
Eden July 1, 2014 – present

International broadcasters[edit]

Broadcast in the United States online via Hulu Plus, WWE Main Event is also broadcast internationally.

Country Network Ref
Australia Fox8 [4]
Brazil Esporte Interativo [5]
Canada Sportsnet 360 [6]
France AB1 [7]
India TEN Sports
Indonesia MNC Sports 2 [8][9]
Israel Trace Sport Channel [10]
Latin America Fox Sports Latinoamérica [11]
Malaysia Astro SuperSport [5]
New Zealand The Box [12]
Philippines Fox Channel Asia [12]

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