|Channel|| Spike TV (2002-2005) |
|No. of episodes||204 episodes|
|Original run||May 25, 2002 - June 11, 2006|
WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment. It replaced 2 syndicated WWE shows: Jakked and Metal. Once a weekly Saturday night show on Spike TV, it became a webcast in 2005. The newest episode would be uploaded to WWE.com on Saturdays and would be available for the next week. Older webcast episodes were also archived. It was the counterpart show to SmackDown! and was recorded before the television taping of SmackDown!.
The show was primarily used to summarize major occurrences on the latest episode of SmackDown!, which had already aired Thursday nights on UPN. The program also featured matches mostly involving wrestlers who were not featured in major matches or storylines on SmackDown!. Although most title changes occurred on SmackDown! and RAW, Velocity had a title change when Nunzio defeated Paul London to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. The WWE United States Championship and The WWE Tag Team Championship was also frequently defended on Velocity.
When WWE RAW moved from Spike TV back to the USA Network, the USA Network chose not to broadcast this or WWE's other weekly Spike TV program, WWE Heat. WWE streamed Velocity from their website for their US and Canadian audiences. However, Velocity continued to be broadcast on television stations overseas to fulfill international programming commitments.
With the re-introduction of ECW and the decision to tape ECW on Sci-Fi at the SmackDown! tapings, Velocity was cancelled, with the last episode being uploaded to WWE.com on June 10, 2006. The Velocity section of WWE.com was removed on June 30, 2006. ECW took the place of Velocity in European, Australian, Indian subcontinent and Latin American television markets.
|2002||Michael Cole and Tazz|
|2003||Josh Mathews and Ernest Miller|
|July 2003||Josh Mathews and Tazz|
|November 2003 - December 2004||Josh Mathews and Bill DeMott|
|December 2004 - June 2006||Steve Romero and Josh Mathews|
|Tony Chimel||2005– June 2006|
- United States
- TNN Saturday afternoons 2002-2003
- Spike TV Saturday nights 11PM-12AM 2003-2005
- WWE.com Saturday afternoons 2005-2006