“All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” has been renewed by TNT through 2023.
Additionally, WarnerMedia and the pro-wrestling league “have agreed to launch another night of AEW action,” the parties said, “offering more of the fans’ favorite wrestlers, with a second show straight-to-series.”
The announcements came Wednesday morning at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
TheWrap asked WarnerMedia reps if the new series will be weekly, whether it will be wrestling matches vs. a studio show, and what platform it will be on. A spokeswoman replied, “We don’t have any more details to share at this time.”
“When Tony Khan first shared with me his idea of starting a new wrestling league, I was impressed by his audacity to go up against a contender that has been the only game in town for twenty years, and ultimately believed that together we could bring his vision for a new, authentic, gritty product to bear,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “The fans have spoken and after only three months, we have seen AEW shake up the wrestling world and this will only continue as we build upon this momentum.”
Reilly is referring to WWE there.
Head-to-head, “AEW: Dynamite” has been beating WWE’s “NXT” program in Nielsen ratings as of late.
“When we launched AEW one year ago, we wanted to start a revolution that would disrupt the wrestling business, but everyone said that it would take a strong weekly television partner to make AEW real in the eyes of everyone – above all, the fans,” said Tony Khan, president and CEO of AEW. “What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Reilly and TNT were committed to this very same movement from Day One, and their belief in us made it possible for AEW to think and act big from the start.
“Here we are, only four months into ‘Wednesday Night Dynamite,’ and now we’ve been extended through 2023! We’re now making the ultimate statement that the team of AEW and TNT is here to stay and to bring fans more of the great wrestling that the fans demand and deserve,” he continued
AEW is a new global wrestling league founded by Khan. The roster features Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dustin Rhodes, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, MJF, Pac and SCU.
In addition to being in-ring talent, Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega also serve as executive vice presidents. Brandi Rhodes is AEW’s chief brand officer.
Watch some AEW action via the trailer video above.
“All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite” airs Wednesdays from 8-10 p.m. on TNT. “NXT” occupies the same night and time slot on USA Network.
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