Ricochet wins on debut episode of WWE Speed

Originally published at Ricochet wins on debut episode of WWE Speed

WWE Speed has arrived.

The newest WWE program, Speed, is a weekly show that will air on the promotion’s X (formerly known as Twitter) page. The show will feature one match a week with a time limit of three minutes.

Ricochet won on the debut episode of the show, landing his Recoil finishing move on Dragon Lee with just a few seconds to spare. Their match worked at an incredibly fast pace, making the most of the three minutes they were given.

WWE SPEED IS HERE!@KingRicochet battles @dragonlee95 in an intense match in the series premiere of #WWESpeed! https://t.co/y9M9UIxrQv

— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2024

The win for Ricochet, which was taped at last week’s Smackdown event, moved him into the second round of an eight-man tournament that will crown the inaugural WWE Speed Champion. While the full bracket hasn’t been released, it was announced that Axiom and JD McDonagh will face off during next week’s episode.

Even outside of the ring, WWE Speed wastes no time. The debut broadcast lasted just under four minutes, with the match beginning just as the broadcast started. Corey Graves was the sole commentator on the debut episode.

Live viewership for the broadcast reached around 23,000 near the end. The show reached a cumulative 91,000 viewers 10 minutes after it finished airing.