And there it is. The wrestling business is in a very interesting time right now as a host of companies are getting a chance to shine on a stage they have never reached before. With all kinds of options for online viewing, wrestling companies can get their product out there with far less headaches. However, there is still broadcast television as the holy grail, and someone new has just gotten there.
Via both their Twitter accounts, TNT has announced that AEW wrestling will air on their network at some point later this year. Content will also air via streaming and on pay per view, with details to come. There were no specifics given such as a launch date or the length of the show, though there is a strong chance that more details will be announced soon. TNT was the former home of WCW Monday Nitro, where the show aired from September 4, 1995 until WCW’s final show on March 26, 2001.
— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) May 15, 2019
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 15, 2019
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Opinion: Well done indeed. This is a major deal as TNT is virtually equal to USA in terms of audience, meaning AEW is already several steps ahead of Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling. It’s a heck of a coup for the company, though now the really hard stuff begins. They have to make people watch a brand new company, which is a lot harder than just getting a television deal. Still though, this is incredible news and quite the accomplishment.
What do you think of AEW’s TV deal? How well will things go for them? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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