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'''''WWF Excess''''' is a professional wrestling talk show. Produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and broadcast on TNN from 25th August 2001 to 18th May 2002, it presented highlights from WWF programming, as well as enabling viewers to email and phone in the show to ask questions to its professional wrestlers. It served as a prelude to ''WWE Confidential''.
Following negotiations falling through to produce a World Championship Wrestling reboot,<ref>[https://wrestling-online.com/timeline/the-sale-of-wcw-to-wwe/ ''Wrestling-Online'' detailing how the WCW reboot was negotiated but ultimately came to nothing.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> the WWF were looking to broadcast a new show on TNN. On 21st August 2001, TNN published a press release stating that ''[[WWF Livewire (partially found professional wrestling recap and talk show; 1996-2001)|WWF Livewire]]'' and ''WWF Superstars'' would be replaced with a new two-hour series called ''WWF Excess''. It essentially combined ''WWF Livewire'''s two different formats, presenting highlights of classic as well as then-current programming, while also interviewing professional wrestlers and giving the audience the opportunity to ask questions to them via email or through calls, and request vintage matches be aired.<ref>[https://corporate.wwe.com/news/company-news/2001/08-21-2001 TNN press release announcing ''WWF Excess'' and its premise.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref>
''WWF Excess'' was also the premier show of TNN's new five-hour ''Slammin' Saturday Night'',<ref>[https://archive.org/details/wweencyclopediad0000shie/page/96/mode/2up ''WWE Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to World Wrestling Entertainment'' summarising ''WWF Excess'' and its predecessor ''WWF Livewire''.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> also consisting of sports-based programming like ''PBR'', ''Monster Jam'', and ''[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat game show; 2001)|Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors]]''.<ref>[https://buffalonews.com/news/tnn-is-adding-new-wwf-show-to-saturday-lineup/article_4ddbabc6-bff8-5023-b38b-d5edff460016.html ''Buffalo News'' reporting on ''WWF Excess'' being scheduled by ''Slammin' Saturday Night'' alongside other programs.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> First airing from 10 pm to midnight on 25th August, the show was originally hosted live from WWF Studios by Jonathan Coachman and Trish Stratus. The first episode was known to have featured a live interview with Triple H, a recap of events transpiring during the Invasion storyline, and "From the Vault" segments consisting of older matches.<ref>[https://411mania.com/wrestling/411s-wwf-excess-report-8-25-01/ ''411 Mania'' reviewing the first episode of ''WWF Excess''.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref>
The show would change over its short lifespan, with Michael Cole and Terri Runnels being the replacement hosts,<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20081204105815/http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/nov/30/wrestling_diva_woman_all_seasons/ Archived ''Charleston'' noting Terri Runnels' time on ''WWF Excess''.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> Runnels herself later being replaced by Marc Loyd. By 6th April 2002, the show would change to a full wrestling recap program, split between Cole and Loyd reviewing events on SmackDown! in the first hour, while Coachman and Raven analysed the occurrences on Raw as part of ''Late Night Excess''. The show continued until it was ultimately cancelled in May 2002,<ref>[https://whatculture.com/wwe/7-short-lived-wwe-shows-you-forgot-existed?page=4 ''WhatCulture'' summarising ''WWF Excess'' and noting when it was cancelled.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> and was later replaced by ''WWE Confidential''.<ref>[https://thesportster.com/wrestling/velocity-other-wrestling-shows-not-on-wwe-network/ ''The Sportster'' listing shows not on the WWE Network, including ''WWF Excess'', noting it being replaced by ''WWF Confidential''.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref>''WWF Excess'' was seemingly unpopular among most wrestling fans, with the show winning the ''Wrestling Obsever Newsletter'''s Worst Television Show award in 2001.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/site/chrisharrington/mookieghana-prowrestlingstatistics/wo_awards_history#TOC-2001 List of ''Wrestling Observer Newsletter'' awards, with ''WWF Excess'' winning the Worst Television Show award in 2001.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref>
Whereas the successor program ''WWE Confidential'' is available on the WWE Network, no clips of ''WWF Excess'' are currently available on the platform.<ref>[https://watch.wwe.com/search?q=excess WWE Network search yielding no results for ''WWF Excess''.] Retrieved 19 Dec '21</ref> This, when combined with its general unpopularity, led to much of the show becoming lost media. Prior to 2023, a few clips primarily featuring interactions between female wrestlers like Torrie Wilson and Lita publicly resurfaced on YouTube. But on 12th October 2023, all episodes were publicly released by XWT.
|description1 =TheDoubleZTV announcing that all episodes of the show have been found.
|description1 =Lita on the 1st September 2001 episode.
|description2 =Torrie Wilson on the 22nd September 2001 episode.
|description3 =Torrie Wilson on the 22nd September 2001 episode.
|description1 =Pamela Anderson on the 22nd September 2001 episode.
|description2 =Lita on a 2001 Christmas episode.
|description3 =Lita on a 2001 episode.
|description1 =Nidia and Ivory on the 2nd March 2002 episode.
|description2 =Jazz on the 23rd March 2002 episode.
|description3 =Lita on the 18th May 2002 episode.
|description1 =Jacqueline on ''WWF Excess''.
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