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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 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 on June 10, 2006. The Velocity section of was removed on June 30, 2006. ECW took the place of Velocity in European, Australian, Indian subcontinent and Latin American television markets.


Year(s) Commentators
2002 Michael Cole and Tazz
2003 Josh Mathews and Ernest "The Cat" Miller
July 2003 Josh Mathews and Tazz
November 2003 - December 2004 Josh Mathews and Bill DeMott
December 2004 - June 11, 2006 Steve Romero and Josh Mathews

Ring announcers

Ring Announcer Dates
Howard Finkel 2002
Lilian Garcia 2003
Justin Roberts 2004
Tony Chimel 2005 – June 11, 2006

TV Schedules

  • United States
  • TNN Saturday afternoons 2002-2003
  • Spike TV Saturday nights 11PM-12AM 2003-2005
  • Saturday afternoons 2005-2006
List of WWE Velocity results
2002 List of WWE Velocity results
2003 List of WWE Velocity results
2004 List of WWE Velocity results
2005 List of WWE Velocity results
2006 List of WWE Velocity results

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