The new promotion and WarnerMedia announced Wednesday morning that AEW will air a live weekly television show on TNT in prime time.
The days are ticking down until their first big show - Double Or Nothing - which comes live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and it will give us a big indication on what kind of viewing figures one might expect when it comes to weekly television. He was seen in last week's episode of "The Road to Double Nothing" on YouTube with his feet up on the desk of Cody Rhodes, one of AEW's four executive vice presidents, before asking for a "company-sponsored" thank you.
WWE also agreed to a five-year extension with USA Network to air Raw, the company's longest-running signature TV show. "AEW is answering that call".
What the press release from AEW and TNT did reveal is the brand's mission, which is to offer fans a product that is "less scripted, soapy drama, and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing a legitimacy to wrestling".
B/R Live will serve as the exclusive digital streaming partner in the United States for Double or Nothing on Saturday, May 25. The former world champion and globe-trotting multi-platform sensation released a video on Twitter shortly after the announcements were made congratulating AEW on signing a deal with TNT, but making sure to remind everyone who the success really belongs to. "It is high-adrenaline, gripping entertainment and we can't wait to bring it to fans everywhere with this game-changing new business". It's not likely that Jericho is going to be the centerpiece of the roster every week, but he's likely going to draw viewers to TNT as the company tries to build new The day of the week that AEW will air on still hasn't been announced, although my best guess is that the show airs weekly on Wednesday to avoid being preempted by the National Basketball Association games that air on TNA on Tuesday night. The show, which had always been WWE's second behind Raw, will move from Tuesday to Friday nights and continue airing live in a two-hour window from 8-10 p.m. ET.