Today, WarnerMedia confirmed All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will make their highly anticipated debut on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Their two-hour weekly show will air from 8 pm to 10 pm EST.
AEW initially announced their partnership with WarnerMedia in May, bringing wrestling back to TNT for the first time since 2001.
WarnerMedia didn’t reveal the name of the show but the first episode will take place in Washington, D.C., at the Capital One Arena. Each week it will be recorded in different arenas across the country. Ticket prices and on-sale date for the first recording will be available on Monday, July 29 at 12 pm EST.
According to their press release:
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 the 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.
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