WWE Afterburn

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WWE Afterburn
Created byVince McMahon
Presented byMegan Morant
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes1104
Production locationStamford, Connecticut
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original release
Syndicated overseas
ReleaseMay 25, 2002 (2002-05-25)[1] –
Bottom Line
This Week
Free For All

WWE Afterburn is an American syndicated television program which recaps events taking place on WWE's weekly flagship program, SmackDown. Along with Bottom Line, it replaced WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, Jakked. The show ran from May 2002 until September 2005 domestically, broadcasting 172 episodes domestically before being removed from syndication. The show continues to run in some international markets such as South Africa, Italy, Germany, Spain and South Asia.

International variations[edit]

Malaysia, and South Africa[edit]

In Malaysia, Afterburn debuted on May 6, 2011. It aired every Monday at 10 pm on Astro SuperSport 4, but now on Astro Prima every Thursday at 11 pm. The show airs on eKasi+ in South Africa on Fridays at 10 pm.


In Australia, WWE Afterburn debuted in 2008 on Channel Nine. Afterburn was the only free-to-air WWE show in Australia at the time, with Raw, SmackDown, NXT and Superstars all airing on Fox8. Afterburn had a time slot 1 pm every Sunday, before being moved to 12 am every Tuesday. WWE Afterburn aired 132 episodes in Australia before being removed from syndication on July 28, 2010. Afterburn was replaced with a similar show titled WWE Experience starting November 4 however in December 2014, Afterburn returned and was broadcast on 7mate.[2][3]


Year(s) Hosts
2002 Marc Lloyd
2002–2003 Ivory
2003 Rue DeBona
2003–2009 Josh Mathews
2009–2011 Jack Korpela
2011–2012 Matt Striker
2012–2013 Tony Dawson
2013 Scott Stanford
2014–2015 Renee Young
2015–2021 Scott Stanford
2022–present Megan Morant

Fill in guest hosts[edit]

Year(s) Hosts
2002 Josh Mathews
2005 Michael Cole and Tazz
2008 Jack Korpela
2011 Scott Stanford
Tom Phillips
2014 Rich Brennan
2015 Kyle Edwards
2022 Kevin Patrick


WWE Afterburn was broadcast from May 2002 to September 2005, before it was removed from syndication in the USA. The show still airs in international markets to fulfil programming commitments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World Wrestling EntertainmentT Unveils New Program Lineup". corporate.wwe.com. WWE. May 8, 2002. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 3 November 2023. WWE After Burn™ (debuts in syndication on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, check local listings) will break down the week that was for the WWE SmackDown!™ Brand. WWE After Burn™ will highlight matches and interviews from WWE SmackDown!™ and WWE Velocity™ as well as peeking behind the scenes with WWE SmackDown!™ Superstars as they invade the entertainment world.
  2. ^ "WWE Afterburn". Tvcatchupaustralia.com. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  3. ^ "WWE Afterburn Australia". Yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-01-25.