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Tony Khan's All Elite Wrestling finds broadcast partner in TNT

18 May 2019

As for their deal with TNT, AEW will have a weekly prime time television show on the network similar to how World Championship Wrestling did back in the day.

The days are ticking down until their first big show - Double Or Nothing - which comes live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and it will give us a big indication on what kind of viewing figures one might expect when it comes to weekly television.

USA media and entertainment company WarnerMedia has agreed a partnership with All Elite Wrestling as the new promotion prepares to make its debut later this month.

"Wrestling fans have wanted - and needed - something different, authentic and better for far too long", Khan said in a statement. "AEW is answering that call".

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It also confirms rumors that have swirled for months that AEW's weekly show would be coming to TNT, given the channel's previous history with professional wrestling. "It's about a movement fueled by wrestling fans who have been underserved and perhaps even disappointed by what the industry has produced in recent years".

"It is high-adrenaline, gripping entertainment and we can't wait to bring it to fans everywhere with this game-changing new business", Quigley said.

AEW will be broadcasting live on pay-per-view an inaugural event titled Double or Nothing on May 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

AEW has promised to offer less scripted, dramatic moments and focus more on in-ring athleticism. "With WarnerMedia, AEW is poised to globally redefine wrestling as we know it today", he continued.

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Additionally, AEW special events will be available exclusive digitally through Turner's B/R Live platform along with traditional pay-per-view. Kenny Omega and Hangman Page add to a roster that includes the legendary Chris Jericho. Wrestlers will also be given more freedom to explore their characters and highlight their athletic abilities. The show, which had always been WWE's second behind Raw, will move from Tuesday to Friday nights and continue airing live in a two-hour window from 8-10 p.m. ET.

Vince McMahon, 73 is the CEO of WWE, the world's largest wrestling company, and continues to run both of its flagship shows, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live.

Five months later, it looks like Khan has found his match.

The new wrestling company and WarnerMedia announced the agreement Wednesday morning.

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Tony Khan's All Elite Wrestling finds broadcast partner in TNT