|Federation||Elite Answers Wrestling|
|Theme music||"Salute" by Little Mix|
|General manager||Flannery McCoy|
|Established||September 23, 2016|
EAW Empire is a professional wrestling television program for Elite Answers Wrestling that currently airs live on Thursday nights on FX in the United States. The show exclusively features matches between the company's female Elitists. The show is a companion to EAW's three other brands, Voltage, Showdown, and Dynasty. While the women are technically inter-branded competitors and can appear across all forms of EAW programming, the brand was created with the intention of giving them their own niche to shine.
EAW's Women's division entered a period of never before seen prosperity beginning in 2015 and extending into 2016, with the creations of the Empress of Elite and Empire Cup accolades, the introduction of the Specialists Championship, and the premiere True Vixens. As such, they continued to be provided with more platforms to elevate their public profile.
During an in-ring segment at Territorial Invasion 2016 prior to the second Empress of Elite finals, Hall of Famer Cleopatra returned to announce the conception of Empire. She also announced that she would serve as the brand's general manager. In early February 2017, it was announced that the brand would be getting its first supershow since the establishment of Empire, Malicious Intentions, which aired the following month. Another supershow, Terminus, aired on June 1, 2017. Manifest Destiny, a supershow which doubled as the brand's one-year anniversary show, took place on September 21, 2017. After running several successful supershows, Empire's first exclusive FPV, Bloodletter, was scheduled for December 9, 2017 and ultimately took place the following day on December 10. In 2018, the former Empire Cup was renamed the Iconic Cup. It was contested the first time at an eponymous supershow, the brand's fifth, on March 1, 2018.
The Empire set that has been used since the program's inception is the same HD set that is utilized by the other EAW weekly shows. For the opening of the show, purple and pink pyrotechnics are used.
Theme Music Edit
|Song Title||Written/Performed By||Dates Used|
|"Something to Believe In"||Young the Giant||September 23, 2016–June 9, 2017|
|"Power"||Little Mix||July 6, 2017–December
|"Salute"||Little Mix||January 11, 2018–present|
On-air personalities Edit
Authority figures Edit
|Cleopatra||September 23, 2016–June 24, 2017||General Manager|
|Tarah Nova||June 24, 2017–December 1, 2017||General Manager|
|Flannery McCoy||December 21, 2017–present||General Manager|
|Starr Stan and SG1||September 23, 2016–June 9, 2017|
|SG1 and Gia Cervantes||July 6, 2017–present|
Ring announcers Edit
|Jasmine Peyton||July 6, 2017–present|
Backstage correspondents Edit
|Monica Vaughan||August 31, 2017–December 14, 2017|
|Cori Simmons||December 21, 2017–present|
|Jesse Carlton||December 10, 2017–present|
Championships and accomplishments Edit
Being that Empire is a Women's-centric program, it is considered the "home" show for both Women's exclusive belts contested in EAW: the Women's World Championship and Specialists Championship. In addition, the show features the winners of Empress of Elite and the Iconic Cup (formerly the Empire Cup and the Vixens Cup). The show was previously the home brand of the Vixens Championship, prior to it being retired in December 2016.
|Championship||Current Champion||Date Won|
|EAW Women's World||Stephanie Matsuda||March 31, 2018|
|EAW Specialists Championship||Chelsea Crowe||March 31, 2018|
|EAW Empire Tag Team Championship||The Crowe's Nest|
Jael Arcana-Rosario and Raven Roberts
|May 4, 2018|
Other accomplishments Edit
|Accomplishment||Current Holder||Date Won|
|Empress of Elite||Madison Kaline||September 21, 2017|
|Iconic Cup||Stephanie Matsuda||March 1, 2018|
In addition to broadcasts on FX in the United States, like the rest of EAW programming, Empire also airs internationally.
Empire airs at the same time in Canada that it does in the United States, and is on Sportsnet 360.
Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East Edit
The series airs in Australia on Fox8. It also airs in Fiji on Sky Pacific and Sky Fiji. Empire airs in India, Pakistan, and Nepal on TEN Sports, and in Kenya on the Kenya Broadcast Corporation. In Malaysia, it is shown on TV3, in Malta on Melita Sports 1, in the Philippines on Fox, in Singapore on SuperSports, South Africa on e.tv, and Samoa on SBC. It airs across the Middle East and North Africa on OSN, and in Israel on Sport 5.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Empire airs on Sky Sports 3. In France, the series airs on AB1 and in Italy on Sky Sports 2. It is also shown in Germany on ProSieben MAXX.
Latin America Edit
Empire airs live on Fox Sports Latinoamerica in Mexico and the rest of Central and South America.
Online streaming Edit
As is the case with other EAW weekly shows, supershows and free-per-views, all episodes of Empire are available on the EAW Network paid streaming service.