WWE Velocity

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Velocity
Velocity Logo
Format Sports entertainment
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown Brand
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 204
Production
Running time 46 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Spike TV (2002-2005)
Webcast (2005-2006)
Original run May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25) – June 11, 2006 (2006-06-11)

WWE Velocity was a professional wrestling television program produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked/Metal. Once a weekly Saturday night show on Spike TV and on Sky Sports 2 in the UK on Sunday mornings, Velocity became a webcast from 2005 to 2006. The newest episode would be uploaded to WWE.com on Saturdays and be available for the next week. Older webcast episodes were also archived. It was the counterpart show to WWE SmackDown and WWE Raw and was recorded before the television taping of SmackDown.

History[edit]

WWE Velocity set used from May 25, 2002 -June 11, 2006, which is exactly the same set used for SmackDown.

WWE Velocity was primarily used to summarize major occurrences on the latest episode of SmackDown!, which aired Thursday and later Friday nights on UPN. Due to the WWE Brand Extension, Velocity aired matches and content from the SmackDown brand.[1] The format was set to mirror that of WWE Heat and its relation to the Raw brand.[1]

Following WWE Raw moved from Spike TV back to the USA Network in 2005, Velocity and its Raw brand counterpart, Heat, were discontinued from television broadcast in the United States and Canada and became webcasts streamed on WWE.com. Internationally, Velocity and Heat continued to be broadcast on their respective television networks due to WWE's international programming commitments.

The last episode of Velocity aired internationally on June 10, 2006. It was also the last episode to be streamed on WWE.com.

Commentators[edit]

Commentator(s) Year(s) Active
Michael Cole 2002 (alternated)
Tazz 2002 (alternated)
Josh Mathews 2002 (alternated)
Marc Loyd 2002 (alternated)
Al Snow 2002 (alternated)
Josh Mathews
Ernest Miller
2003
Josh Mathews
Tazz
July 2003
Josh Mathews
Bill DeMott
November 2003 - December 2004
Steve Romero
Josh Mathews
December 2004 - June 11, 2006

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring announcers Dates
Howard Finkel 2002
Lilian Garcia 2003
Justin Roberts 2004
Tony Chimel 2005–June 11, 2006

Television and internet schedules[edit]

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Sky Sports - Sunday Nights (2002-2004)
  • Sky Sports - Sunday Mornings (2005-2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. DK. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0. 

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