The All Elite Wrestling television debut news is here. The first All Elite Wrestling TV show will take place on Wednesday, October 2 on TNT in the United States starting at 8pmET with a run time of two hours until 10pmET.
The first AEW show on TNT will take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 2.
They released an official video and sent out a press release as well.
July 24, 2019 – WarnerMedia announced today that the new professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will begin airing its two-hour weekly matches on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The highly-anticipated, action-packed matches will take place in different cities across the nation each week on Wednesdays, starting in Washington, D.C., at the famed Capital One Arena. Ticket pricing and on-sale date for the televised live event will be announced on Monday, July 29, at 12 p.m. ET via AEW’s social media platforms.
AEW features a world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Founded by President and CEO Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. The roster is also filled with incredibly skilled competitors including Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dustin Rhodes, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, MJF and SCU. In addition to being in-ring talent, Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega also serve as EVPs with Brandi Rhodes serving as Chief Brand Officer. Renowned commentator Jim Ross has also joined the league.
Focused on fast-paced, high-impact competitions, AEW offers fans more athleticism along with real sports analytics. Wrestlers are also given freedom to explore their characters and highlight their athletic abilities. Introducing statistics to wrestling for the first time ever, AEW will raise the stakes for its matches and deepen fan engagement by tracking each competitor’s wins and losses as wrestlers pursue championships. Their moves and damage to their opponents will also be analyzed on-air to provide insights into their winning streaks.
WarnerMedia has been offering fans exclusive access to AEW’s previous matches that kicked off in May. Their extremely popular events DOUBLE OR NOTHING, FYTER FEST and FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN were all streamed on B/R Live. The highly anticipated ALL OUT event in Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 31, will also stream on the platform. B/R Live’s high fan engagement provides an invaluable opportunity to build AEW’s audience and maximize its viewership.
Here’s a tweet about the first AEW TV show.
FIRST-EVER TV LIVE EVENT HERE @CapitalOneArena
Ticket information to be announced soon pic.twitter.com/53bfn2ahvh
— Capital One Arena (@CapitalOneArena) July 24, 2019
TJR Thoughts: Wednesday was always the expected day because TNT airs NBA games on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to April and WWE has Raw and SMackdown on Mondays and Fridays. That’s why Wednesday always made sense. There were rumors the show would be called Wednesday Night Dynamite, but that’s not confirmed yet.
For my fellow Canadians, there’s nothing announced for Canada yet. We don’t get TNT here. I’m sure something is in the works and we will hopefully find out soon.
I’m happy for AEW and I plan to review their Wednesday night show every week right here on TJRWrestling.