Rumors of a deal between AEW and WarnerMedia have been making the rounds for weeks now, and today it was officially announced that a weekly AEW show will air on TNT later this year.
The premiere date and time slot for the show have not been announced, but according to the official press release AEW will air in prime-time on TNT.
The press release touts that AEW will offer fans “less scripted, soapy drama and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing a legitimacy to wrestling that it has not previously had.”
It was also announced today that AEW’s Double or Nothing event, and future pay-per-views, will be available for streaming in the United States through WarnerMedia’s B/R Live service.
“Wrestling fans have wanted – and needed – something different, authentic and better for far too long,” Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW, said in a press release. “AEW is answering the call. AEW is about more than wrestling. It’s about a movement fueled by wrestling fans who have been underserved and perhaps even disappointed by what the industry has produced in recent years.”
This deal marks the first time that wrestling has aired on TNT since the demise of WCW.
“All Elite Wrestling is a talent-forward, fan-first league whose inclusive approach to creating high-quality athletic wrestling competitions is already making waves with fans and attracting top-tier wrestlers,” said Michael Quigley, executive vp commercial operations, content strategy and monetization at TBS and TNT. “It is high-adrenaline, gripping entertainment and we can’t wait to bring it to fans everywhere with this game-changing new business.”
AEW Double or Nothing is set to air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 25. The full press release regarding AEW’s deal with WarnerMedia can be seen below.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 15, 2019