Tony Khan is confident that AEW programming will remain on its current networks into the future.
In 2019, TNT became the home of AEW Dynamite. In the time since, the company have maintained a healthy relationship with Warner Bros Discovery and have worked to add more shows, such as Rampage, to the weekly schedule. WBD were also keen to add alternate AEW-based content to their collection, such as the reality TV show ‘AEW: All Access’.
With their initial deal starting four years ago, rumours are beginning to circulate regarding the TV future of AEW’s programming. While speaking to John Pollock and Brandon Thurston of POST Wrestling & Wrestlenomics, Tony Khan remained confident that WBD will extend their deal with AEW, with Khan feeling as if they are both planning for the future.
“I would expect that. And I can’t say too much because of our Contract with Warner Brothers Discovery, but I definitely think we’re planning into 2024 for that and hopefully for a very long time. It’s a great relationship and I’d like to be here for a very very very long time. I’m very grateful that we’re here and have been putting new content on TBS & TNT every single week since 2019 without a week off, new shows every week for the wrestling fans all over the world. Some challenges time too through the lockdown and I believe we should be here for a long time, I’d really love it.”-Tony Khan
AEW currently host Dynamite on TBS while Rampage remains on TNT. While Khan seems upbeat about the chances of an extension, things can change and a confirmation of the company’s broadcast rights remains to be seen.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any updates on an extension between AEW and WBD as we hear more.
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