AEW just officially confirmed that their new weekly live wrestling show will start on October 2, 2019, on the TNT network. It will be a 2-hour show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, and it will be live from Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.
“WarnerMedia announced today that the new professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will begin airing its two-hour weekly matches on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET.,” said during a recent press confrence. “The highly-anticipated, action-packed matches will take place in different cities across the nation each week on Wednesdays, starting in Washington, D.C., at the famed Capital One Arena. Ticket pricing and on-sale date for the televised live event will be announced on Monday, July 29, at 12 p.m. ET via AEW’s social media platforms.”
This will be the first time TNT Network will host weekly live wrestling show since they departed from WCW Monday Nitro back in 2001. AEW was officially launched in January they announced their television deal with WarnerMedia which is the parent company to TNT Network on May.
“WarnerMedia and AEW together will build this powerhouse sporting league from the ground up and will begin airing weekly matches later this year,” press release read continues. “With this league, AEW is introducing a new generation of wrestlers to fans, offering fun, gripping and authentic athletic matches that will make wrestling more accessible to a broad audience. WarnerMedia will utilize its position as a next-generation global media company to build this league into a global pro-wrestling franchise.”
With saying this since launching, AEW has held three successful live events named Double or Nothing, Fyter Fest and Fight for the Fallen. The next pay-per-view named All Out, is scheduled for August 31, where Adam Page will face Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley will face Kenny Omega which will be the co-main events.
“Focused on fast-paced, high-impact competitions, AEW offers fans more athleticism along with real sports analytics,” continued. “Wrestlers are also given 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.”