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 750 (as of December 10, 2016)
Location(s) Stamford, Connecticut
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Original network Spike
Syndicated overseas
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25) – present
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, Spain 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 Monday at 10pm on Astro SuperSport 4, but now on Astro Prima every Thursday at 11pm. The show airs on eKasi+ in South Africa on Fridays at 10pm.


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
2002–2003 Ivory
2003 Rue DeBona
2003–2009 Josh Mathews
2009–2011 Jack Korpela
2011–2012 Matt Striker
2012–2013 Tony Dawson
2013 Scott Stanford
2014–2015 Renee Young
2015–2016 Scott Stanford
2016–present Cathy Kelley and Scott Stanford

Fill in guest hosts[edit]

Year(s) Hosts
2002 Josh Mathews
2005 Michael Cole and Tazz
2008 Jack Korpela
2011 Scott Stanford
Tom Phillips
2014 Rich Brennan
2015 Kyle Edwards


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 Tuesdays, 9pm.
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.
Ireland Sky Sports Sundays, 9am, 10pm.
France Canal+ and Canal+ Sport (France) Fridays, 6am. Wednesdays, 7:10am. Sundays, 7:10am.
Japan J Sports 4 Saturdays, 10am.
Pakistan TEN Sports Tuesdays, 11:30am, 9:30pm.
Portugal Sport TV Wednesdays, 6pm.
Spain Gol Sundays, 3pm.
Malaysia Astro Mondays, 10pm.

See also[edit]


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