WWE Velocity (TV Series 2002–2006)

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WWE Velocity (TV Series 2002–2006)

WWE Velocity featured the Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment's "SmackDown!" brand.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
USA
IMDb  5.4 /10
Creators
Creator Vince McMahon
Information
Release Date2002-05-25
Runtime1h 0mins
GenreSport
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Josh Lomberger
Josh Lomberger
Josh Mathews / ... 92 episodes, 2003-2006
Sho Funaki
Sho Funaki
Funaki 87 episodes, 2002-2006
James Maritato
James Maritato
Nunzio 57 episodes, 2002-2006
Shannon Moore
Shannon Moore
Shannon Moore 46 episodes, 2002-2005
Bill DeMott / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2004
Brian Kendrick
Brian Kendrick
Brian Kendrick / ... 43 episodes, 2003-2006
Paul London
Paul London
Paul London 42 episodes, 2003-2006
Jamie Gibson
Jamie Gibson
Jamie Noble 40 episodes, 2002-2006
A-Train / ... 39 episodes, 2002-2004

WWE Velocity

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!.


History

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 was cancelled. The last episode of Velocity aired internationally on June 11, 2006. It was also the last episode to be streamed on WWE.com.


Commentators

Commentator(s)Year(s) Active
Michael Cole and Al SnowMay 25 - June 8, 2002; June 22 - July 13, 2002
Michael Cole and TazzJune 15, 2002
Michael Cole and Marc LoydJuly 20 - August 17, 2002; August 31 - December 7, 2002
Marc Loyd and LitaAugust 24, 2002
Josh Mathews and Ernest MillerDecember 14, 2002 - August 30, 2003
Josh Mathews and TazzSeptember 6 - October 25, 2003
Josh Mathews and Bill DeMottNovember 1, 2003 - December 11, 2004
Steve Romero and Josh MathewsDecember 18, 2004 - June 11, 2006

Ring announcers

Ring announcersDates
Tony ChimelMay 25, 2002 – June 11, 2006

Television and Internet schedules

  • Australia
  • United States
  • United Kingdom