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WWE: Double RAW Taping & Wednesday ECW/SmackDown Tapings Next Week

After searching WWE’s travel schedule on, I discovered that WWE will be having an unusual taping schedule next week for all four shows. The reason for this is that the RAW Superstars will be doing an overseas tour in Australia from July 4- July 8. The ECW & SmackDown Superstars will be doing a seperate overseas tour to Japan on July 7 & July 8. With these international tours, WWE will be taping RAW, ECW, SmackDown, & Superstars a week ahead of time.

On June 29, RAW will tape two episodes; one to air that night and another to air on July 6. Both shows will come from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. I am assuming that they will also be taping portion(s) of WWE Superstars for that week (July 2) and next week’s show (July 9) as well. ECW for July 7 and SmackDown for July 10 will be taped on Wednesday, July 1 from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. Again, I am assuming that they will be taping portion(s) of Superstars there as well. I understand that this may be a little bit confusing, so I broke it up to try and simplify it as much as possible:

  • Monday, June 29: RAW will tape an episode for the same night and will also tape the RAW that will air on July 6. A portion(s) of Superstars will also be taped for that week (July 2) and next week’s show (July 9).
  • Tuesday, June 30: ECW & SmackDown will be taped normally, as will Superstars.
  • Wednesday, July 1: WWE will hold a special taping for the episode of ECW that will air on July 7 and for the episode of SmackDown that will air on July 10. They will also tape a portion(s) of Superstars for next week’s show (July 9).

WWE’s television tapings will return to the United States on July 13 with everything going back to normal with a live RAW from the Amway Arena in Orlando, FL.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.