WWE After Burn is a World Wrestling Entertainment syndicated television show which recaps events taking place on SmackDown. Along with WWE Bottom Line it replaced the WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, Superstars. The show was broadcast in the US from May 2002 to September 2005 when it was removed from syndication. The show continues to run in some international markets, with it being televised in South Africa, Italy and South Asia.

After Burn still airs in international markets to fulfill programming commitments. It is broadcast in Germany on Sky Sport, Australia on Channel Nine, the UK on Sky Sports, in South Africa on Supersport, in Indonesia on Lativi, in South Asia on Ten Sports, in Italy on GXT, in Philippines on Solar Sports and in Portugal on Sporttv 3.

In January 2009, South African satellite provider DStv shared After Burn broadcast rights with free channel WWE After Burn airs on on Tuesdays at 8.00pm as of January 20.

United Kingdom Television Schedules

  • Sky One - Sunday Mornings (2002- 2004)
  • Sky Sports - Sunday Mornings (2005-)

United Kingdom

WWE Afterburn debuted in the UK in May 2002 replacing WWE Metal Sunday mornings on Sky One, whilst repeating in the week on Sky Sports. The Sunday morning airing moved to Sky Sports in January 2005.


In Australia, WWE After Burn debuted on June 15, 2008 on Channel Nine. After Burn was the only free-to-air WWE show in Australia back then as Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Superstars and Vintage Collection are on FOX8. After Burn was moved from 1pm Sundays to 12am Tuesdays. After Burn hasn't been shown on Channel Nine since Wed 28 July at 12:10 AM. One and the high-definition simulcast (Ten's 24/7 sports channel) has announced that they would broadcast a show similar called The WWE Experience starting November 4. The show will broadcast every Thursday at 8:30 on One in Australia.


Year(s) Hosts
2002–2003 Ivory
2003 Rue DeBona
2003–2009 Josh Mathews
2009–2011 Jack Korpela
2011–12 Matt Striker
2012–13 Tony Dawson
Scott Stanford
2014-2015 Renee Young
2016–present Scott Stanford and Cathy Kelley

Special guest hosts

Year(s) Hosts Reason
2002 Josh Matthews Mathews would occasionally host the show before staying at the position.
2005 Michael Cole & Tazz Mathews was on the Girls Gone Wild Tour.
2008 & 2009 Jack Korpela Mathews was WWE's correspondent at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Special episodes

Episode Date Hosts Notes
After Burn Debut May 25, 2002 Ivory First Episode of After Burn
After Burn 300th episode February 17, 2008 Josh Mathews celebrated its 300th episode
After Burn Best Of 2010 October 3, 2010 Jack Korpela The Best Of Smackdown 2010. Matches form April 2010 - September 2010

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