There is now a known date for when AEW’s television contracts will expire.
The first episode of AEW Dynamite aired in October 2019 with Dynamite airing on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET for two hours. It started on TNT, but was moved to TBS. Both channels are part of the Warner Brothers Discovery family.
AEW Rampage launched in August 2021 as a Friday night one-hour show that takes place at 10 p.m. ET right after WWE Smackdown. It is usually taped after Dynamite.
AEW Collision debuted in June of this year with a two-hour time slot at 8 p.m. on Saturdays on TNT. Upon the debut of AEW Collision, AEW ended their YouTube shows Dark and Dark Elevation so that all of AEW’s shows air on television.
Following the debut of Collision, there were multiple reports about when AEW’s current TV deal would expire because there was some belief that the deals may expire at the end of this year or perhaps the end of next year.
AEW TV deals will expire in October 2024
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote that the deal is set to expire at the end of 2024.
“AEW’s deals with WBD expire on December 31, 2024, which does confirm a new deal reached with the company that added Collision and gave WBD exclusivity which kicked off just before Collision debuted and when the streaming Dark and Dark Elevation shows were dropped, and that new deal ends at the end of 2024.”
It is very likely that AEW and WBD will have discussions prior to the end of 2024 about a contract renewal.