WWE and ION Television have announced the upcoming taping schedule for WWE Main Event, premiering Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8/7 PM CT. Each episode will be taped at the previous night's SmackDown television taping, beginning with next Tuesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The following press release was issued Thursday:
ION TELEVISION GETS IN THE RING WITH THE DEBUT OF WWE MAIN EVENT PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 AT 8:00 PM EST/PST
NEW YORK, NY (September 27, 2012) – Fans of WWE are finally getting their midweek fix with the brand new installment WWE Main Event, a weekly, action-packed series premiering Wednesday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on Ion Television. Featuring the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown, including John Cena®, WWE Champion CM Punk™, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus™, Alberto Del Rio®, The Miz®, Kofi Kingston®, Eve® and Alicia Fox®, it's a must-see for longtime devotees and those looking for character-driven, high-octane entertainment.
The original series will showcase live events filmed across the country, as well as a stop in Europe. The taping schedule, which takes place one day prior to airing, is currently as follows:
October 2 - BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
October 9 - HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.
October 16 - FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn.
October 23 - Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, R.I.
October 30 - Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville, N.C.
November 6 - LG Arena, Birmingham, England
November 13 - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
November 20 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.