AEW Dynamite will be moving to TBS next year and AEW will be premiering a new show on TNT.
On Wednesday this week WarnerMedia announced there would be some big changes for AEW and it’s programming. Later this year the new show, AEW Rampage, will premiere on TNT and AEW Dynamite will move to TNT’s sister station, TBS.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to help Tony Khan expand his wrestling fiefdom across our networks and bring more content to our fans that fits the thrill ride brand of TNT and good time of TBS,” Associate General Manager, SVP, Programming and Operations, TBS, TNT and truTV Sam Linsky said. “It’s Wednesday. You know what that means.”
And Even More Wrestling To Watch
The move to TBS won’t happen until January of 2022 so no need to adjust your TV watching just yet. In the meantime the company will be focusing on debuting AEW Rampage. Rampage will be a hour-long program with “high-octane wrestling” and will debut on August 13 at 10 p.m. EST. The amount of pro wrestling is about to reach a fevered pitch yet again just like the late ‘90s and I’m “All In” for it.
CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW Tony Khan spoke on the move, the new program and what this big news means to him.
“As a lifelong wrestling aficionado who is privileged to present AEW to longtime and new fans alike, it means a lot to me, personally and professionally, to share the news that All Elite Wrestling will call TBS home beginning in 2022,” Khan said. “The history of wrestling in the United States cannot be told without acknowledging the contributions of TBS, which as WTBS years ago delivered wrestling to the Southeast and eventually to a massive national audience. TBS has the same passion for wrestling today, but will offer AEW and our fans more prime time programming, content and global opportunities that will establish TBS as the world’s undisputed destination for wrestling.
“And, while we’re looking forward to our arrival on TBS, we’re not saying goodbye to our original and current home of TNT, which will air four new special supercard events annually. Plus, the financial upside to our new agreement will give us the opportunity to continue to invest in and grow AEW to serve the most important people in our industry: our fans, our wrestlers, our staff and our sponsors. With All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite and Rampage taking center stage via our new agreement on TBS next year and the new quarterly supercards launching on TNT, our exposure and our opportunities to grow AEW are greater than ever!”
Is AEW Just WCW Part 2?
The big news which Khan just threw out there is “four new special supercard events annually” which will air on TNT. It looks like fans will get four PPV-like events each year. This will show fans what a typical AEW PPV will look and feel like without spending the money. I am all for that idea and can’t wait to see them.
Khan also touched on TBS’s history with wrestling and I would like to add a bit to it myself. AEW has long been compared to WCW and it’s with good reason as WCW was also on TNT, but WCW also had a second show which aired on TBS, WCW Thunder. We will see if this also leads to AEW being a viable threat to WWE like WCW was in the late ‘90s.
Do you think Dynamite moving to TBS will be a good move? Are you excited for the new Rampage show? Do you think one hour for Rampage is too short? Drop in some comments and let us know what you think of this big announcement.
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