AEW CEO Tony Khan has confirmed that a new look is coming to Dynamite and Rampage and reveals when it is set to debut.
AEW made headlines recently when they hired former WWE Vice President of Global Television Production and the man considered the “heir apparent to Kevin Dunn,” Mike Mansury. Mansury is AEW’s new Senior Vice President & Co-Executive Producer and began in the role on the 14th of December edition of Dynamite Winter Is Coming.
Reports suggested that Mansury will be making big changes to the look of AEW’s television presentation and speaking to TV Insider, Tony Khan reveals – without raising expectations too high – that a new look will be coming at the start of the new year:
“I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag necessarily, especially so close to the big day. But at the start of 2023, we’re going to open the year on Wednesday, January 4 with the first Dynamite in Seattle, marking a full year of Dynamite on TBS. We’ll definitely have a new look, to say the least. I’m excited about it.”
“I think it’s a nice thing to present to the fans, but frankly, I’ve found more so than ever, the more you talk about these things. When you build them up, you don’t want to create expectations that are impossible. I will say the set will be beautiful though.”
“The look of Rampage will also be different. This will affect the way people view AEW on Wednesdays and Fridays in terms of presentation with the set and the show with the same great action.”
Tony Khan also discussed what it means for AEW to bring Mike Mansury into the company and says Mansury is still evaluating the presentation as he goes:
“Mike just started with us and is a huge acquisition for AEW. He has so much knowledge in TV production. To have him join us as a co-executive producer and senior production executive is really great for us. It’s so important to have someone with his experience. Right now he is evaluating things in terms of presentation. I’m excited about what he will add to AEW.”