EAW Showdown is a weekly television program for Elite Answers Wrestling. As of 2020, it airs on the EAW Network as EAW Saturday Night Showdown. The show's name is also used to refer to the brand, in which EAW employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other programs and brands currently being Dynasty and Voltage. It is currently the only television broadcast for the Showdown brand, though it features some Dynasty and Voltage wrestlers on occasion.
When EAW reopened its doors in late 2007 as a solo entity, Showdown was the first brand created and has since been known as EAW's "flagship brand." The show was initially intended to be named “Anarchy," one of many names that was thrown around at the time alongside EAW’s original brand name from 2007, “Mayhem." However, the company settled on “Showdown” after creative dispute regarding the aforementioned names. Showdown held its first show on January 19, 2008, showcasing many eventual Hall of Famers and legends. The show was met with critical acclaim and continued to push the envelope with feuds and star making stories, eventually opening up the door for further expansion.
Showdown has since given birth to some of EAW's biggest stars and served as the home of many. Showdown has four brand-exclusive FPV's that happen within each calendar year: Midsummer Massacre, Reasonable Doubt, Under Siege, and Odyssey. EAW Showdown has had over 20 writers during its long, successful history with the most current one being Jamie O'Hara.
The Showdown 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, blue and white pyrotechnics are used.