Since AEW’s inception in 2019, the brand has been intrinsically linked to Warner Bros Discovery and now it looks like Tony Khan’s company could have reason to celebrate in the near future.
Fightful Select has now reported that big changes could be on the way for AEW as the company is believed to have long been in talks with Warner Bros Discovery over television rights extension.
The sources from WBD claim that talks have been going on for months and an announcement of a new deal could come as soon as this summer or fall. The sources commented that they’ve been very happy with AEW with particular attention paid to the company’s flexibility when it comes to preemptions and in adding and getting rid of shows – the company axed Dark and Elevation after a provision was made that all of AEW’s in-ring content would air on WBD.
There doesn’t seem to be much interest from WBD’s end in regard to Ring of Honor so it may remain airing on the HonorClub streaming service.
All In in August is said to have been part of the talks and when the show was originally announced, Warner’s 100th anniversary celebrations were mentioned. The WBD source noted that the new deal would be a “huge money increase for AEW, by the way things are looking now.”