WWE Main Event

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WWE Main Event
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Created byVince McMahon
Starring
Opening theme"On My Own" by CFO$
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes332 (as of February 6, 2019 (2019-02-06))
Production
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time55 minutes
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 3, 2012 (2012-10-03) –
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

WWE Main Event is a professional wrestling 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 every Thursday Night at 9 pm . It debuted on October 3, 2012 and ended its domestic broadcasting on April 1, 2014. After the final domestic TV broadcast, the show moved to an Internet broadcast format. The show features mid-to-low card WWE wrestlers. Because of an agreement with British broadcaster Sky Sports's first-run syndication rights,[1] episodes do not air in first run on WWE Network, but are uploaded 18 days after airing overseas. The show is taped before Raw tapings and features wrestlers from the Raw and 205 Live brands.

Production/presentation[edit]

The show is produced on Monday evenings, right before the Raw airing, and is broadcast on Thursday Nights at 9 pm similar to the system SmackDown used before it went live on July 19, 2016. It originally aired live, with a slight broadcast delay.[2] It uses the same HD set as Raw with all ring ropes being red to represent the Raw brand, except for the month of October, when the middle rope is pink, to promote WWE and Susan G. Komen for the Cure's breast cancer awareness campaign.

WWE commentators Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson and Vic Joseph are the broadcast team, while Mike Rome is the ring announcer. 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. Following the 2016 WWE Draft it was announced that Main Event would feature wrestlers exclusive to the SmackDown brand, making it the official "B" Show of the brand similar to WWE Velocity. After the cancellation of WWE Superstars, Main Event would feature wrestlers exclusive to the Raw and 205 Live brands.

On November 28, 2016, matches for WWE Main Event began taping prior to Monday Night Raw. This was done due to the cancellation of WWE Superstars and to make room for the new cruiserweight special, 205 Live, streaming on the WWE Network immediately following SmackDown every Tuesday night.

Commentators[edit]

Commentators Date started Date finished
Michael Cole and The Miz October 3, 2012 October 10, 2012
October 24, 2012
November 7, 2012 November 14, 2012
December 5, 2012 December 26, 2012
January 2, 2013 January 9, 2013
January 23, 2013 January 30, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 6, 2013 March 27, 2013
May 15, 2013 May 22, 2013
JBL and Michael Cole
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
April 14, 2015
Brad Maddox and Michael Cole
January 16, 2013
Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole
February 27, 2013
Josh Mathews and Ricardo Rodriguez May 29, 2013 June 5, 2013
Josh Mathews and Wade Barrett
June 12, 2013
Cody Rhodes, Josh Mathews and The Miz
June 19, 2013
Josh Mathews and The Miz
June 26, 2013
July 10, 2013 July 24, 2013
August 7, 2013 August 21, 2013
September 11, 2013
October 16, 2013 October 30, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 December 11, 2013
December 25, 2013
Cody Rhodes and Josh Mathews
July 3, 2013
JBL and Josh Mathews
July 31, 2013
Alex Riley and Josh Mathews August 28, 2013 September 4, 2013
September 18, 2013 October 9, 2013
November 6, 2013 November 13, 2013
November 27, 2013
December 18, 2013
The Miz and Tom Phillips January 1, 2014 January 8, 2014
January 22, 2014
Alex Riley and Tom Phillips
January 15, 2014
January 29, 2014 February 5, 2014
Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips February 12, 2014 August 12, 2014
March 31, 2015
September 15, 2015
November 3, 2015
November 17, 2015 December 1, 2015
December 15, 2015
November 29, 2016 December 6, 2016
March 15, 2017 April 4, 2017
Byron Saxton and Michael Cole August 19, 2014 October 21, 2014
November 11, 2014 December 2, 2014
December 16, 2014
November 10, 2015
Byron Saxton, JBL and Michael Cole
October 28, 2014
Renee Young and Tom Phillips
December 9, 2014
Booker T, JBL and Michael Cole December 30, 2014 January 6, 2015
JBL and Tom Phillips January 13, 2015 January 20, 2015
February 3, 2015 March 24, 2015
JBL and Rich Brennan
April 7, 2015
April 21, 2015 May 26, 2015
JBL, Jimmy Uso and Rich Brennan June 2, 2015 June 16, 2015
Jerry Lawler and Rich Brennan June 23, 2015 July 14, 2015
July 28, 2015 August 18, 2015
January 5, 2016 April 26, 2016
Michael Cole and Rich Brennan
July 21, 2015
Jimmy Uso and Tom Phillips
August 25, 2015
Byron Saxton, Jimmy Uso and Tom Phillips September 1, 2015 September 8, 2015
September 22, 2015
October 6, 2015 October 27, 2015
Byron Saxton, Jimmy Uso and Michael Cole
September 29, 2015
Corey Graves and Kyle Edwards
December 8, 2015
Byron Saxton and Rich Brennan December 22, 2015 December 29, 2015
Jerry Lawler and Tom Phillips
January 29, 2015
May 3, 2016 May 17, 2016
Dolph Ziggler, Jerry Lawler and Tom Phillips May 24, 2016 June 7, 2016
David Otunga and Tom Phillips
June 14, 2016
June 28, 2016 October 11, 2016
October 25, 2016 November 22, 2016
David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler and Tom Phillips
June 21, 2016
Aiden English, David Otunga and Tom Phillips
October 18, 2016
Austin Aries, Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips December 20, 2016 February 8, 2017
Byron Saxton, R-Truth and Tom Phillips February 15, 2017 March 8, 2017
Corey Graves and Tom Phillips April 12, 2017 May 17, 2017
Corey Graves and Vic Joseph May 24, 2017 August 30, 2017
September 27, 2017
January 31, 2018
Nigel McGuinness and Vic Joseph September 6, 2017 September 20, 2017
October 4, 2017 January 24, 2018
February 7, 2018 April 4, 2018
Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson and Vic Joseph
April 11, 2018
April 25, 2018 June 13, 2018
June 27, 2018 present
Percy Watson and Vic Joseph
April 18, 2018
Percy Watson and Tom Phillips
June 20, 2018

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring announcers Dates
Lilian Garcia October 3, 2012 – October 24, 2012
December 5, 2012 – December 19, 2012
January 2, 2013 – February 6, 2013
May 29, 2013
October 9, 2013
November 27, 2013
January 1, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2014
May 27, 2014
March 24, 2015
November 3, 2015
Tony Chimel October 31, 2012 – November 28, 2012
December 26, 2012
February 13, 2013 – May 22, 2013
June 5, 2013 – October 2, 2013
October 16, 2013 – November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 – December 25, 2013
January 8, 2014 – March 11, 2014
March 25, 2014 – April 8, 2014
April 22, 2014 – May 20, 2014
June 3, 2014 – June 24, 2014
Eden July 1, 2014 – March 17, 2015
March 31, 2015
June 2, 2015 – June 23, 2015
July 14, 2015 – October 6, 2015
October 20, 2015 – October 27, 2015
November 10, 2015 – February 23, 2016
April 19, 2016
JoJo April 7, 2015 – May 26, 2015
June 30, 2015 – July 7, 2015
October 13, 2015
July 19, 2016
November 29, 2016 – December 6, 2016
December 20, 2016 – January 18, 2017
March 22, 2017 – April 4, 2017
September 13, 2017
March 21, 2018
Greg Hamilton March 1, 2016 – April 12, 2016
April 26, 2016 – July 12, 2016
July 26, 2016 – November 22, 2016
Mike Rome January 25, 2017 – March 15, 2017
April 12, 2017 – September 6, 2017
September 20, 2017 – March 14, 2018
March 28, 2018 – present

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Network Ref
United States Hulu Plus
Canada Sportsnet 360 [3]
France AB1 [4]
Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Sony TEN[5]
Italy Sky Sport
Indonesia MNC Sports 2 [6][7]
Israel Trace Sport Channel [8]
Latin America Fox Sports [9]
Malaysia Astro SuperSport [10]
New Zealand Sky 5 [11]
Arab World MBC Action & Abu Dhabi Sports Channel
Poland Extreme Sports Channel
Philippines Fox Channel Asia [11]
United Kingdom and Ireland Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Arena HD [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Main Event on SuperSport". Astro SuperSport. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  11. ^ a b "WWE Main Event coming to the BOX". NZPWI. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  12. ^ Lee, Ben (January 30, 2014). "WWE signs new five-year deal with Sky". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

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