Since All Elite Wrestling was announced to the world at the Double or Nothing rally in Jacksonville, Florida, it seems as though the company has made headlines week after week.
That trend continued on Wednesday, as it has officially been announced that AEW has penned a deal with WarnerMedia to air a weekly show on TNT. The show will be airing in primetime later in 2019, though full details of the show are still unknown at this time.
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.
For anyone unaware, World Championship Wrestling aired Monday Nitro on TNT from the mid to late 90s on Mondays. The show served as true competition to WWE’s Monday Night Raw and led to a ratings war between the wrestling companies led by personalities like the nWo, Sting, Goldberg, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mr. McMahon, DX, The Undertaker and many more.
Currently, AEW has three confirmed shows set for 2019.
First up is Double or Nothing on May 25 in Las Vegas. Some of the headline matches include The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) vs The Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr.) for the AAA Tag Team Championship, Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho, PAC vs “Hangman” Page, and Dustin Rhodes (formerly Goldust) vs Cody.
Then there will be Fyter Fest on June 29 that will run alongside the Community Effort Orlando fighting game tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida. Three matches have been confirmed thus far for the show: Darby Allin vs Cody, The Elite (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks) vs PAC and the Lucha Bros, and Jebailey vs Michael Nakazawa.
Third is Fight for the Fallen on July 13 in Jacksonville. Two matches have been announced for the show so far: Brandi Rhodes vs Allie and CIMA vs Kenny Omega. AEW also announced that a portion of the show’s earnings will be donated to help victims of gun violence.