Friday nights will be a new battleground for wrestling fans, as AEW has announced that TNT will air AEW Rampage, a third weekly wrestling program, commencing August 13 at 10 p.m. ET. In January 2022, AEW Dynamite will move from TNT to TBS, and TNT will debut four professional wrestling extraordinary events per year. With new wrestling entertainment, the WarnerMedia networks are going all out.
Dynamite, AEW’s first show, now airs on TNT on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. On May 5, AEW Dynamite was the most popular cable show among 18–49-year olds. The weekly show attracted 1.2 million viewers in April, making it the show’s highest-rated episode since its debut in October 2019.
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“Because TBS and TNT both have a long history with wrestling, putting more AEW on TBS was a natural fit for us. Being able to program these networks as a portfolio provides me the flexibility to place them where the consumer would benefit the most. Is it possible that the NHL had something to do with it? Yes, of course. “We felt TBS had a potential to be the best platform for expansion,” he added, citing the NBA as a factor.
“As a lifetime wrestling fan who has had the honor of introducing All Elite Wrestling to both old and new fans, it means a lot to me — personally and professionally – to convey the news that All Elite Wrestling will call TBS home beginning in 2022,” said Khan, AEW’s CEO, GM, and Head of Creative. All quotes are taken from statements to Deadline.
There wasn’t much else revealed about the impending show Rampage, which has been publicized for quite some time, other than the fact that it will most likely be more wrestling battles from week to week and not much more. There was, however, a lot of debate about constructing TBS and TNT.
“And, while we’re excited to be on TBS, we’re not saying goodbye to TNT, our original and present home, which will continue to air four new special supercard events each year. Furthermore, the financial benefits of our new deal will allow us to continue to invest in and grow AEW in order to better serve the most important individuals in our industry: our fans, wrestlers, staff, and sponsors. Our visibility and chances to promote AEW are bigger than ever, with AEW Dynamite and Rampage taking center stage via our new partnership on TBS next year, and the new quarterly supercards coming on TNT.”