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WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
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Created byVince McMahon
Starring
Opening theme"On My Own" by CFO$
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes401 (as of June 4, 2020 (2020-06-04))
Production
Vince McMahon
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time55 minutes
Release
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 3, 2012 (2012-10-03) -
present
Chronology
Related shows
External links
Website

WWE Main Event is a professional wrestling television program produced by WWE. The hour-long program features low card performers from WWE's roster, and it is primarily carried in international markets. In the United States, after initially airing on Ion Television, new episodes later became exclusive to the streaming service Hulu.

The show is taped on Monday evenings as an undercard to the live WWE Raw broadcast. Prior to November 28, 2016, the show was filmed prior to SmackDown, but was moved to Raw tapings to accommodate WWE Network's weekly cruiserweight show 205 Live, which is broadcast live following SmackDown.[1]

History

The series first aired in the United States on Ion Television, originally premiering October 3, 2012 and airing on Wednesday nights. WWE considered the show to be a spiritual replacement for WWE Superstars (which previously aired on WGN America until 2011, and transitioned to WWE's digital platforms in the U.S. afterward). Hulu acquired rights to the series as well, as part of a larger pact that included video on-demand rights for WWE's main weekly programs.[2][3]

Ion Television dropped the series in April 2014; following the cancellation, WWE streamed a live episode of Main Event from Detroit on its then-new subscription service WWE Network. It was reported to be a stress test for live events on the service in preparation for WrestleMania XXX.[4]

Main Event was initially positioned as a non-branded show, featuring performers from both the Raw and SmackDown rosters.[3] Following the 2016 WWE Draft, the program became exclusive to SmackDown. After the cancellation of WWE Superstars, Main Event became exclusive to Raw.

WWE commentators Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton are the broadcast team, while Mike Rome is the ring announcer. From October 3, 2012 to January 22, 2014, "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" by Shinedown served as the official theme for Main Event. Since January 29, 2014, "On My Own" by CFO$ now serves as the theme song.

Commentators

Commentators Date started Date finished
Michael Cole and The Miz October 3, 2012 October 10, 2012
October 24, 2012
November 7, 2012 November 14, 2012
December 5, 2012 January 9, 2013
January 23, 2013 January 30, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 6, 2013 March 27, 2013
May 15, 2013 May 22, 2013
Michael Cole and JBL October 17, 2012
October 31, 2012
November 21, 2012 November 28, 2012
February 6, 2013 February 13, 2013
April 3, 2013 May 8, 2013
November 4, 2014
December 23, 2014
April 14, 2015
Michael Cole and Brad Maddox January 16, 2013
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler February 27, 2013
Josh Mathews and Ricardo Rodriguez May 29, 2013 June 5, 2013
Josh Mathews and Wade Barrett June 12, 2013
Josh Mathews, The Miz and Cody Rhodes June 19, 2013
Josh Mathews and The Miz June 26, 2013
July 10, 2013 July 24, 2013
August 7, 2013 August 21, 2013
September 11, 2013
October 16, 2013 October 30, 2013
November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 December 11, 2013
December 25, 2013
Josh Mathews and Cody Rhodes July 3, 2013
Josh Mathews and JBL July 31, 2013
Josh Mathews and Alex Riley August 28, 2013 September 4, 2013
September 18, 2013 October 9, 2013
November 6, 2013 November 13, 2013
November 27, 2013
December 18, 2013
Tom Phillips and The Miz January 1, 2014 January 8, 2014
January 22, 2014
Tom Phillips and Alex Riley January 15, 2014
January 29, 2014 February 5, 2014
Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton February 12, 2014 August 12, 2014
March 31, 2015
September 15, 2015
November 3, 2015
November 17, 2015 December 1, 2015
December 15, 2015
November 29, 2016 December 6, 2016
March 15, 2017 April 4, 2017
April 9, 2020 April 16, 2020
August 7, 2020 present
Michael Cole and Byron Saxton August 19, 2014 October 21, 2014
November 11, 2014 December 2, 2014
December 16, 2014
November 10, 2015
September 16, 2020
Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton October 28, 2014
Tom Phillips and Renee Young December 9, 2014
July 25, 2019 August 1, 2019
Michael Cole, JBL and Booker T December 30, 2014 January 6, 2015
Tom Phillips and JBL January 13, 2015 January 20, 2015
February 3, 2015 March 24, 2015
Rich Brennan and JBL April 7, 2015
April 21, 2015 May 26, 2015
Rich Brennan, JBL and Jimmy Uso June 2, 2015 June 16, 2015
Rich Brennan and Jerry Lawler June 23, 2015 July 14, 2015
July 28, 2015 August 18, 2015
January 5, 2016 April 26, 2016
Michael Cole and Rich Brennan July 21, 2015
Tom Phillips and Jimmy Uso August 25, 2015
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Uso September 1, 2015 September 8, 2015
September 22, 2015
October 6, 2015 October 27, 2015
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Uso September 29, 2015
Kyle Edwards and Corey Graves December 8, 2015
Rich Brennan and Byron Saxton December 22, 2015 December 29, 2015
Tom Phillips and Jerry Lawler January 29, 2015
May 3, 2016 May 17, 2016
Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler and Dolph Ziggler May 24, 2016 June 7, 2016
Tom Phillips and David Otunga June 14, 2016
June 28, 2016 October 11, 2016
October 25, 2016 November 22, 2016
Tom Phillips, Dolph Ziggler and David Otunga June 21, 2016
Tom Phillips, David Otunga and Aiden English October 18, 2016
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Austin Aries December 20, 2016 February 8, 2017
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and R-Truth February 15, 2017 March 8, 2017
Tom Phillips and Corey Graves April 12, 2017 May 17, 2017
Vic Joseph and Corey Graves May 24, 2017 August 30, 2017
September 27, 2017
January 31, 2018
Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness September 6, 2017 September 20, 2017
October 4, 2017 January 24, 2018
February 7, 2018 April 4, 2018
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson April 11, 2018
April 25, 2018 June 13, 2018
June 27, 2018 January 18, 2019
Vic Joseph and Percy Watson April 18, 2018
Tom Phillips and Percy Watson June 20, 2018
Byron Saxton, Percy Watson and Renee Young January 25, 2019 March 29, 2019
Vic Joseph, Byron Saxton and Renee Young April 4, 2019 April 11, 2019
Byron Saxton, Renee Young and Sam Roberts April 18, 2019
May 23, 2019
July 13, 2019 July 19, 2019
Byron Saxton, Renee Young and David Otunga April 25, 2019 May 2, 2019
Byron Saxton and Renee Young May 9, 2019
May 30, 2019 July 3, 2019
August 8, 2019 September 5, 2019
Byron Saxton, Nigel McGuinness and Aiden English May 16, 2019
Byron Saxton, Renee Young and Dio Maddin September 12, 2019 September 19, 2019
Vic Joseph, Mickie James and Dio Maddin September 26, 2019
Byron Saxton, Mickie James and Dio Maddin October 10, 2019 November 7, 2019
Vic Joseph and Byron Saxton November 21, 2019 November 28, 2019
Byron Saxton and Mickie James December 5, 2019 April 2, 2020
Tom Phillips and MVP April 23, 2020 July 29, 2020
Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe September 9, 2020

Ring announcers

Ring announcers Dates
Lilian Garcia October 3, 2012 - October 24, 2012
December 5, 2012 - December 19, 2012
January 2, 2013 - February 6, 2013
May 29, 2013
October 9, 2013
November 27, 2013
January 1, 2014
March 18, 2014
April 15, 2014
May 27, 2014
March 24, 2015
November 3, 2015
Tony Chimel October 31, 2012 - November 28, 2012
December 26, 2012
February 13, 2013 - May 22, 2013
June 5, 2013 - October 2, 2013
October 16, 2013 - November 20, 2013
December 4, 2013 - December 25, 2013
January 8, 2014 - March 11, 2014
March 25, 2014 - April 8, 2014
April 22, 2014 - May 20, 2014
June 3, 2014 - June 24, 2014
Eden July 1, 2014 - March 17, 2015
March 31, 2015
June 2, 2015 - June 23, 2015
July 14, 2015 - October 6, 2015
October 20, 2015 - October 27, 2015
November 10, 2015 - February 23, 2016
April 19, 2016
JoJo April 7, 2015 - May 26, 2015
June 30, 2015 - July 7, 2015
October 13, 2015
July 19, 2016
November 29, 2016 - December 6, 2016
December 20, 2016 - January 18, 2017
March 22, 2017 - April 4, 2017
September 13, 2017
March 21, 2018
Greg Hamilton March 1, 2016 - April 12, 2016
April 26, 2016 - July 12, 2016
July 26, 2016 - November 22, 2016
Mike Rome January 25, 2017 - March 15, 2017
April 12, 2017 - September 6, 2017
September 20, 2017 - March 14, 2018
March 28, 2018 - present

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Replays of new episodes continue to air on the WWE Network.

References

  1. ^ Davis, Brad (2014-03-05). "UPDATE ON NXT & MAIN EVENT ON THE WWE NETWORK, SUMMERSLAM TRAVEL PACKAGES". SEScoops.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Graser, Marc (2012-09-24). "Hulu Plus pacts with WWE". Variety. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b Graser, Marc (2012-06-25). "ION pins down 'WWE Main Event'". Variety. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Harris, Keith (2014-03-02). "Main Event moving from ION TV to the WWE Network?". Cageside Seats. Retrieved .

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