WWE Afterburn
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Created byVince McMahon
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes1023 (as of December 30, 2021)
Production
Production locationStamford, Connecticut
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkSpike
Syndicated overseas
Picture formatNTSC
HDTV 1080i
Original releaseMay 25, 2002 (2002-05-25) –
present
Chronology
Related showsBottom Line
Experience
This Week
Vintage
Free For All

WWE Afterburn is an American syndicated television program which recaps events taking place on WWE's weekly flagship program, SmackDown. Along with Bottom Line, it replaced WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, Jakked. The show ran from May 2002 until September 2005 domestically, 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, Germany, Spain and South Asia.

International variations

Malaysia, and South Africa

In Malaysia, Afterburn debuted on May 6, 2011. It aired every Monday at 10 pm on Astro SuperSport 4, but now on Astro Prima every Thursday at 11 pm. The show airs on eKasi+ in South Africa on Fridays at 10 pm.

Australia

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 1 pm every Sunday, before being moved to 12 am 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]

Hosts

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 Scott Stanford

Fill in guest hosts

Year(s) Hosts
2002 Josh Mathews
2005 Michael Cole and Tazz
2008 Jack Korpela
2011 Scott Stanford
2013,
2015–2017
Tom Phillips
2014 Rich Brennan
2015 Kyle Edwards

Broadcast

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 Thursdays, 8 pm
Australia Foxtel, Kayo Sports & Binge Wednesdays on Demand
Bangladesh TEN Sports Mondays, 5:30 pm, 11 pm. Tuesdays, 8 am
Bhutan TEN Sports Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
Cyprus LTV1 Thursdays, 7 pm. Mondays, 6 pm
France Canal+ and Canal+ Sport (France) Fridays, 6 am. Wednesdays, 7:10 am. Sundays, 7:10 am
Germany DAZN Mondays, On Demand
Ireland Sky Sports Sundays, 9 am, 10 pm
Japan J Sports 4 Saturdays, 10 am
Malaysia Astro Mondays, 10 pm
Pakistan TEN Sports Tuesdays, 11:30 am, 9:30 pm
Philippines TAP Sports Thursdays, 9:00 pm and Fridays, 11:00 am
Portugal Sport TV Wednesdays, 6 pm
Spain Gol Sundays, 3 pm
Vietnam S Sport - SCTV17 Wednesday, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 9:00 pm and Thursdays, 8:00 am

See also

References

  1. ^ "WWE Afterburn". Tvcatchupaustralia.com. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  2. ^ "WWE Afterburn Australia". Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-01-25.