WWE Main Event

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WWE Main Event
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Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown roster
Opening theme "On My Own" by CFO$
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 205 (as of September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06))
Production
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original release October 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. 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 SmackDown superstars. 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 18 days after airing.

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] It uses the same HD set and the all-white ring ropes as all other WWE programming, 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 commentator Tom Phillips and David Otunga are the broadcast team, and Greg Hamilton 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 superstars exclusive to the Smackdown brand, making it the official "B" Show of the brand similar to WWE Velocity.

Commentators[edit]

WWE Main Event's version of the universal WWE HD set used from October 3, 2012 - July 23, 2016
Commentators Dates
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 27, 2013
May 15, 2013 – May 22, 2013
Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield October 17, 2012
October 31, 2012
November 21–28, 2012
February 6, 2013 – February 23, 2013
April 3, 2013 – May 8, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 23, 2014
April 14, 2015
Michael Cole and Brad Maddox January 16, 2013
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler February 27, 2013
Josh Mathews and Wade Barrett June 12, 2013
Josh Mathews, The Miz and Cody Rhodes June 19, 2013
Josh Matthews and The Miz June 26, 2013
August 7, 2013 – August 21, 2013
September 11, 2013
October 16, 2013 – October 29, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 – December 11, 2013
December 25, 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
Tom Phillips and The Miz January 1, 2014 – January 8, 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 12, 2014
March 31, 2015
September 15, 2015
November 3, 2015
November 17, 2015 – December 1, 2015
December 15, 2015
Michael Cole and Byron Saxton August 19, 2014 – October 21, 2014
November 11, 2014 – December 2, 2014
December 16, 2014
November 10, 2015
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 – March 24, 2015[3]
Tom Phillips and Jerry Lawler January 27, 2015
May 3, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Rich Brennan and John "Bradshaw" Layfield April 7, 2015
April 21, 2015 – May 26, 2015
Rich Brennan, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Jimmy Uso June 2, 2015 – June 16, 2015
Rich Brennan and Jerry Lawler June 23, 2015 – July 14, 2015
July 28, 2015 – August 18, 2015
January 5, 2016 – April 26, 2016
Rich Brennan and Michael Cole July 21, 2015
Tom Phillips and Jimmy Uso August 25, 2015
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Uso September 1, 2015 – September 8, 2015
September 22, 2015
October 6, 2015 – October 27, 2015
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Uso September 29, 2015
Kyle Edwards and Corey Graves December 8, 2015
Rich Brennan and Byron Saxton December 22, 2015 – December 29, 2015
Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler and Dolph Ziggler June 7, 2016
Tom Phillips and David Otunga June 14, 2016 – present

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
March 24, 2015
November 3, 2015
Tony Chimel October 31, 2012 – November 28, 2012
December 26, 2012
February 13, 2013 – June 24, 2014
Eden Stiles July 1, 2014 – 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
Greg Hamilton March 1, 2016 – present

International broadcasters[edit]

Country Network Ref
United States Fox Sports Latinoamérica (Spanish language version)
Australia WWE Network
Canada Sportsnet 360 [4]
France AB1 [5]
Germany Maxdome [6]
Nepal, India, Pakistan TEN Sports
Italy Sky Sport (Italy)
Indonesia MNC Sports 2 [7][8]
Israel Trace Sport Channel [9]
Latin America Fox Sports Latinoamérica [10]
Malaysia Astro SuperSport [11]
New Zealand The Box [12]
Arab World MBC Action & Abu Dhabi Sports Channel
Poland Extreme Sports Channel
Philippines Fox Channel Asia [12]
United Kingdom and Ireland Sky Sports 3 & Sky Sports 3 HD [13]
South Africa e.tv

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "WWE's Bulgaria Schedule". WWE. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
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  10. ^ "WWE and Fox Sports Latin America Announce Partnership". WWE. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  11. ^ "Main Event on SuperSport". Astro SuperSport. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "WWE Main Event coming to the BOX". NZPWI. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Lee, Ben (January 30, 2014). "WWE signs new five-year deal with Sky". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 

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