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Encyclopedia > WWE Velocity
Velocity

WWE Velocity logo
Genre Sports entertainment
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown! Brand
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 204
Production
Running time 46 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel Spike TV (2002-2005)
Webcast (2005-2006)
Original run May 25, 2002June 10, 2006

WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two 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 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! (SmackDown! was shown first however). Image File history File links WweVelocity. ... Sports entertainment is a type of entertainment that superficially takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on the contest of athletic skills. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... // This is a list of people employed by and/or contracted to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), including its developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Deep South Wrestling, LLC (DSW). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWF Jakked was a World Wrestling Federation syndicated show which aired from 1999 to 2002, which for a short time was changed to WWE Jakked to keep with the companies name change to World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WWF Jakked logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ...

Contents

Format

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 were also frequently defended on Velocity. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Maritato James Maritato, better known as Little Guido or Nunzio (born 1972) is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... Paul London (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... The WWE Cruiserweight Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship. ...


From television to webcast

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 U.S. and Canadian audiences. However, Velocity continued to be broadcast on television stations overseas to fulfill international programming commitments. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ...


Cancellation

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 (select matches on WWE.com can still be seen with an internet search). ECW took the place of Velocity in European, Australian, Indian subcontinent and Latin American television markets. Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a professional wrestling brand of World Wrestling Entertainment, based on the independent promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling that lasted from 1992 to 2001. ...


Commentators

Year(s) Commentators
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

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Josh Lomberger (born November 25, 1980), is a professional wrestling personality from Schererville, Indiana who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Mathews. ... Ernest The Cat Miller (born January 14, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia), is a former professional wrestler who worked in both the WCW and WWE. He was the karate instructor to R & B superstar Usher Raymond and TV star Emmanuel Lewis while they were younger, and has stated that, like his... Josh Lomberger (born November 25, 1980), is a professional wrestling personality from Schererville, Indiana who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Mathews. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Josh Lomberger (born November 25, 1980), is a professional wrestling personality from Schererville, Indiana who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Mathews. ... William DeMott William DeMott aka Bill DeMott born November 10, 1966 in Titusville, Florida is an American former professional wrestler who worked under the stage names Man of Question, Hugh Morrus, and General Hugh G. Rection for promotions like World Championship Wrestling. ... Todd Romero, better known as Steve Romero from Denver, Colorado is an employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, working as a backstage interviewer for the SmackDown! brand. ... Josh Lomberger (born November 25, 1980), is a professional wrestling personality from Schererville, Indiana who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Mathews. ...

TV Schedules

  • United States
  • TNN Saturday afternoons 2002-2003
  • Spike TV Saturday nights 11PM-12AM 2003-2005
  • WWE.com Saturday afternoons 2005-2006

  Results from FactBites:
 
World Wrestling Entertainment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5027 words)
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At the time this excluded the WWE Undisputed Champion and WWE Women's Champion, as those titles would be defended on both shows.
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WWE HEAT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (855 words)
WWE HEAT, formerly known as WWE Sunday Night HEAT, is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment.
It is the counterpart of WWE Velocity, and showcases talent from the RAW roster.
In the meantime, WWE is going to stream the show for their website, as each edition will be placed on their website every Friday afternoon.
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