AEW Dynamite first premiered on TNT in October of 2019, and it was announced today that the show has been extended through 2023.
The new four year deal is worth $175 million, just under $45 million per year according to F4Wonline.com. The deal also reportedly includes an option for TNT to pick AEW Dynamite up in 2024 at a significantly increased price.
The deal also includes another hour of television which is set to be added later this year. The extra hour of content will be taped on Wednesdays but air on another night.
It’s being said that it will likely air on TNT, but could end up on another Turner station, and that full details for the third hour have not been worked out yet.
The Wednesday night TV tapings are set to expand, as AEW Dark is not going away.
“When we launched AEW one year ago, we wanted to start a revolution that would disrupt the wrestling business, but everyone said it would take a strong weekly television partner to make AEW real in the eyes of everyone — above all the fans,” said AEW President Tony Khan in a press release. “What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Reilly 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. Here we are, only three months into Wednesday Night Dynamite and now we’ve been extended through 2023! We’re now making the ultimate statement that the team of AEW and TNT is here to stay to bring fans more of the great wrestling that the fans demand and deserve.”