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Update on TV negotiations between AEW and Turner Media

Update on TV negotiations between AEW and Turner Media


Update on TV negotiations between AEW and Turner Media

As we reported that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) would have reached an agreement with Warner Media Group for the broadcast of its weekly television program. However, new information indicates that the situation would be more open than it seems.

Dave Meltzer confirms in an update in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that AEW is negotiating with Turner, but there is no signed contract at the moment. In this way, Meltzer corroborates information such as those published by TheWrap and other media such as the Pro Wrestling Sheet that pointed to this, while contradicting the rumor dumped yesterday by @fightoracle (Brian McMahon, who reports on business issues of Mixed Martial Arts) where it was noted that the situation was closed.

At the moment, the negotiations between both parties are “very advanced” and the agreement is defined as something quite complex, so that a signature is not expected imminently, signaling May 15 as an ideal possibility, but not definitive.

As for a possible retransimisión in TNT (chain property of Turner Media), Meltzer indicates that still, it is not possible to be confirmed that the chain is going to emit the show, but it is in the list of candidates. In addition, it indicates that the information that the company would be considering doing the program seasonally (instead of issuing the whole year continuously) are misguided.

Notably, last week Jim Ross, after announcing his hiring by AEW, said that the company of Tony Khan would launch a two-hour show from October this year on a very important station, which has been confirmed by Dave Meltzer. Meltzer also adds that there are two other chains that are offering their services and are interested in issuing AEW. Actually, there would be a proposal from Turner and another from a second group on the table.

On the day of issuance, should it arrive at TNT, it could not be Monday or Friday (so as not to compete with WWE) or on Tuesdays (due to the agreement of TNT with the NBA). Tuesday was AEW’s main idea, hence the registration of the Tuesday Night Dynamite brand for months.


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