WWE Velocity

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Velocity
Velocity Logo.png
Genre Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown brand
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 204
Production
Running time 46 minutes
Release
Original network Spike TV (2002-2005)
Webcast (2005-2006)
Original release May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25) – June 11, 2006 (2006-06-11)

WWE Velocity is a professional wrestling television program that was 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 served as a supplementary show to the SmackDown brand, focusing more exclusively on its mid-card performers and matches, and was recorded before the week's television taping of SmackDown.

History[edit]

WWE Velocity set used from May 25, 2002 to 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 Raw's move 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 and Al Snow May 25 - June 8, 2002; June 22 - July 13, 2002
Michael Cole and Tazz June 15, 2002
Michael Cole and Marc Loyd July 20 - August 17, 2002; August 31 - December 7, 2002
Marc Loyd and Lita August 24, 2002
Josh Mathews and Ernest Miller December 14, 2002 - August 30, 2003
Josh Mathews and Tazz September 6 - October 25, 2003
Josh Mathews and Bill DeMott November 1, 2003 - December 11, 2004
Steve Romero and Josh Mathews December 18, 2004 - June 11, 2006

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring announcers Dates
Tony Chimel May 25, 2002 – June 11, 2006

Television and Internet schedules[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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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