Wednesdays on TNT will be ELITE coming this October. All Elite Wrestling announced that it will air the first episode of the yet unnamed weekly television series on October 2nd. If you’re keeping tabs, that’s two days before Smackdown LIVE moves to FOX.
This news has been a long time coming. With rumors of October swirling only weeks after the company’s conception, we finally got the official word from TNT and AEW. The first AEW TV show will air from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
Here’s the full press release:
TNT Premieres All Elite Wrestling’s Live Weekly Matches on Wednesdays Beginning October 2
AEW features a world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Founded by President and CEO Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. The roster is also filled with incredibly skilled competitors including Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dustin Rhodes, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, MJF and SCU. In addition to being in-ring talent, Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega also serve as EVPs with Brandi Rhodes serving as Chief Brand Officer.
Renowned commentator Jim Ross has also joined the league.
Focused on fast-paced, high-impact competitions, AEW offers fans more athleticism along with real sports analytics. Wrestlers are also given freedom to explore their characters and highlight their athletic abilities. Introducing statistics to wrestling for the first time ever, AEW will raise the stakes for its matches and deepen fan engagement by tracking each competitor’s wins and losses as wrestlers pursue championships. Their moves and damage to their opponents will also be analyzed on-air to provide insights into their winning streaks.
WarnerMedia has been offering fans exclusive access to AEW’s previous matches that kicked off in May. Their extremely popular events DOUBLE OR NOTHING, FYTER FEST and FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN were all streamed on B/R Live. The highly anticipated ALL OUT event in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 31, will also stream on the platform. B/R Live’s high fan engagement provides an invaluable opportunity to build AEW’s audience and maximize its viewership.
What’s In A (TV Show) Name?
AEW has not yet announced the name of the show. Notwithstanding, long standing rumors told us that the title would be Tuesday Night Dynamite. The first part of that name is a moot point now, but Wednesday Night Dynamite still has a nice ring to it. All Elite Wrestling will have ticket details coming this Monday.
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