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WWE Velocity is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and 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!.
|Created by||Vince McMahon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||204|
|Running time||46 minutes|
|Original network||TNN/Spike TV (2002–2005)|
|Original release||May 25, 2002 –|
June 11, 2006
|Followed by||WWE ECW (2006–2010)|
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. The format was set to mirror that of WWE Heat and its relation to the Raw brand.
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.
With the relaunch of ECW, Velocity show has been cancelled. The last episode of Velocity aired internationally on June 11, 2006. It was also the last episode to be streamed on WWE.com.
|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|
|Tony Chimel||May 25, 2002 – June 11, 2006|
Television and Internet schedulesEdit
- Fox8 - Saturday Afternoons (2002 - 2006)
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Sky Sports - Sunday Nights (2002-2004)
- Sky Sports - Sunday Mornings (2005-2006)