The details come in. It might not seem like it but AEW has only been around for a little under two years. More importantly though, their flagship television show has only been around for about thirteen months. You do not get to see that kind of success very often and it has been on display in full with the show. It has been so successful that another show was planned, and now we know a bit more about what is coming.
One of the biggest problems that a wrestling company can run into is overloading its fans. WWE has been guilty of this for years now with three hours of Monday Night Raw every Monday, two hours of SmackDown and now two hours of NXT. There are times where it feels exhausting to watch everything that is being presented and AEW would be wise to avoid the same problem. That seems to be what they are doing.
AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes took part in a conference call before this Saturday’s Full Gear pay per view. During the conference call, Rhodes spoke about the upcoming second television show, which will be one hour in length and will air on TNT. No more details, including the premiere date, were mentioned. Rhodes reiterated that the show will not be Dark, which will continue to air as usual, or a third hour of Dynamite.
Both of their other shows have done well. Check out what they have been doing as of late:
Opinion: This is a situation of cautious optimism as I’m not sure what this is going to mean. AEW is going to have three weekly shows, albeit one of them as a web series, and that is going to add up to about five hours plus of television every week. That is getting into a lot of content and it could take away some of the special feeling that Dynamite offered. Then again, AEW’s track record would suggest that they can make it work so I’m willing to give them a chance.
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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 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!