The website TheWrap.com is reporting that All Elite Wrestling is about to land on an old network foe of WWE and one half of the Monday night wars…TNT!
There are rumors that the company will be at WarnerMedia Entertainment’s television upfront where the network will announce its newest shows for the Fall and present them to potential advertisers. People with knowledge of negotiations between the two parties say that the agreement has not been signed yet and the deal is “pretty complex” and while presenting AEW at the upfront next month would be the ideal scenario, it’s not a definite case just yet.
The deal in question consists of a live weekly episode on TNT plus a “mutliplatform existence”, possibly on the B/R Live subscription service as well. Representatives from both companies declined to comment on the rumors.
TNT aired WCW Nitro from its inception in 1995 through its final episode in 2001. With Raw on Mondays and Smackdown on Fridays, it’s probably a fair bet to say that AEW would not be airing on any of those two days to avoid direct competition with WWE.