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All Elite Wrestling and WarnerMedia prolonged their tv partnership by way of 2023, the promotion introduced Wednesday.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan mentioned in a statement:
“When we launched AEW one year ago, we wanted to start a revolution that would disrupt the wrestling business, but everyone said that it would take a strong weekly television partner to make AEW real in the eyes of everyone—above all, the fans. What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Relly and TNT were committed to this very same movement from Day One, and their belief in us made it possible for AEW to think and act big from the start.”
As a part of the extension, TNT will air AEW on a second evening along with Wednesday’s weekly program, Dynamite.
AEW solely announced its tv take care of WarnerMedia final Could. The truth that the 2 events are already committing to an extended pact speaks to how profitable the promotion has been since Dynamite first aired in October.
In an effort to program in opposition to Dynamite, WWE moved NXT from its streaming platform to USA Community on Wednesday nights, thus triggering a battle much like the “Monday Night Wars” from the mid- to late 1990s and early 2000s.
In keeping with Selection‘s Joe Otterson, Dynamite was claiming an early edge in rankings. Via Jan. 1, it had averaged 905,077 weekly viewers in comparison with 795,733 viewers for WWE NXT. The pattern continued Jan. 8, with Dynamite beating NXT 947,000 to 721,000.
Wednesday’s version of Dynamite is the primary of two Bash on the Seaside specials. A four-way tag crew match pitting The Younger Bucks; Adam Web page and Kenny Omega; Santana and Ortiz; and the Greatest Pals is the most important on the evening’s card.
Tune into TNT on Wednesday nights at Eight p.m. ET to catch all of the motion of All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite.