AEW Rampage will debut on TNT on August 13; AEW Dynamite to switch to TBS in January | Launderer report
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All Elite Wrestling announced on Wednesday the creation of a new TV show and the eventual transfer of AEW: Dynamite from TNT to TBS.
According to Scott Fishman of Miami herald, AEW said in a press release that a new show called AEW: Rampage will debut on TNT on August 13 at 10 p.m. ET. The hour-long show will join Dynamite as AEW’s second weekly TV show.
AEW also revealed that Dynamite, which has aired weekly on Wednesday nights on TNT since its inception in 2019, will switch to TBS from January 2022.
In addition, AEW will broadcast four new professional wrestling specials annually on TNT.
Through Patrick Hipes Of the deadline, Tony Khan, CEO of AEW, said the following regarding the upcoming additions and changes:
“As a longtime wrestling aficionado who has the privilege of introducing AEW to longtime fans and new fans alike, it means a lot to me – personally and professionally – to share the news that All Elite Wrestling will be calling TBS to from 2022. The history of wrestling in the United States cannot be told without acknowledging the contributions of TBS, which, like WTBS years ago, delivered wrestling to the Southeast and ultimately to a national audience. massive. TBS has the same passion for wrestling today, but will provide AEW and our fans with more prime time programming, content and global opportunities that will make TBS the undisputed global wrestling destination. “
Khan has long teased a second TV show, and it will finally come to fruition in August in the form of Rampage.
While AEW has used its two YouTube shows – AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation – to showcase some of its underlying talents, a second TV show is expected to create more opportunities and reach a wider audience.
Notably, the 10 p.m. ET airtime for Rampage means it will begin airing once WWE SmackDown on Fox ends on Friday night.
The move to TBS is also significant as Dynamite will be leaving the channel it called home from the start, although it will remain firmly under Turner’s umbrella.
As Khan alluded to, TBS has a rich history in professional wrestling, as does TNT, as it has hosted the Georgia Championship Wrestling World Championship wrestling show for over a decade in the years. 1970 and 1980.
The announcement of four annual AEW specials to be broadcast on TNT is reminiscent of WCW and its Clash of the Champions specials in the 1980s and 1990s.
From 1988 to 1997, Clash of the Champions was a pretty much quarterly event that aired on TBS and provided fans with quality pay-per-view maps on regular television.
Since AEW only has four official pay-per-views, the annual specials could be a good way to showcase important feuds and matches between these pay-per-view events.