All Elite Wrestling to air weekly present on TNT
Might 15 (UPI) — All Elite Wrestling or AEW, introduced on Wednesday a brand new tv cope with WarnerMedia to air a weekly, skilled wrestling program on TNT.
The untitled present will arrive on TNT later this yr in prime time. Extra particulars might be introduced at a later date.
AEW is based by president and CEO Tony Khan and boasts a roster that’s headlined by members of The Elite. The group incorporates a few of the hottest unbiased wrestlers within the trade together with Cody Rhodes, his spouse Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, tag staff The Younger Bucks and Hangman Adam Web page.
Cody, Omega and The Younger Bucks — which include Matt and Nick Jackson — additionally function government vice presidents of AEW with Brandi serving as Chief Model Officer. Cody is the son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes.
Cody posted on Twitter a selfie he took with Brandi and members of The Elite with the caption “AEW on TNT.”
Chris Jericho, a former WWE star and multi-time champion, can be part of the AEW roster together with PAC, previously generally known as Neville in WWE, amongst others.
AEW might be broadcasting dwell on pay-per-view an inaugural occasion titled Double or Nothing on Might 25 at eight p.m. ET. The occasion may also be out there for streaming on WarnerMedia’s B/R Dwell, or Bleacher Report Dwell, service.
Double or Nothing will function matches similar to Jericho vs. Omega, Cody vs. his brother Dustin who was formally generally known as Goldust in WWE, Web page vs. PAC and The Younger Bucks vs. The Lucha Bros.
AEW has promised to supply much less scripted, dramatic moments and focus extra on in-ring athleticism. The corporate additionally has plans to introduce sports activities analytics to skilled wrestling and can monitor every competitor’s wins and losses.
“Wrestling followers have wished – and wanted – one thing completely different, genuine and higher for a lot too lengthy,” Khan stated in an announcement. “AEW is answering that decision. AEW is about greater than wrestling. It is a couple of motion fueled by wrestling followers who’ve been underserved and maybe even disenchanted by what the trade has produced in recent times.”
“AEW is rising to the event with Double or Nothing and in the present day taking it a step additional by partnering with WarnerMedia, which is as dedicated as we’re to creating wrestling followers the one and solely precedence. With WarnerMedia, AEW is poised to globally redefine wrestling as we all know it in the present day,” he continued.
TNT beforehand aired World Championship Wrestling’s weekly Monday Nitro program which famously went head-to-head with WWE’s Monday Evening Uncooked all through the 1990s. WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon ultimately purchased out WCW in 2001, ending skilled wrestling programming on TNT.