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AEW And WBD Are Closer In Agreeing To An Extension

Since the inception of All Elite Wrestling back on January 1st, 2019, the company has had several big objectives to reach and targets to hit such as securing a television deal with a major network, which is something AEW accomplished in 2019 with Warner Bros. Discovery when Dynamite began airing each and every Wednesday nights on TNT before being moved to TBS. This would then lead to Rampage airing every Friday nights on TNT, which was followed by AEW Collision airing every Saturday nights also on TNT.

It has been reported for a few months now that All Elite Wrestling has been trying to secure a new TV deal with WBD as their current television deal with Warner Bros. Discovery is set to expire soon, but talks have been ongoing for quite some time. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select notes that WBD sources have told him AEW has been involved in long TV extension talks with them and their personal belief is that an announcement could be made sometime this Summer or Fall should they come to terms on a deal.

Those same sources also revealed that they have been happy with AEW and the flexibility the promotion has shown these past several months with adding and subtracting shows, while also providing different kinds of content and the ability to work around preemptions and network changes. The company has also been flexible with airing overruns of ROH as well as other requests WBD has made due to WBD’s lack of interest in the ROH brand.

It was then noted that the broadcasting of AEW All In next month at Wembley Stadium had been actively discussed as part of these television extension talks and if both sides will be able to come to terms on a deal, then it would be a huge money increase for AEW.

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