Ever since its inception back on January 1st, 2019, All Elite Wrestling has really been making a name in the pro wrestling industry and they have been garnering global recognition and major successes all around the world and they have even been reaching worldwide audiences and markets. With the promotion having surpassed 4 years in the industry, they have become a world-wide recognized company and is the second biggest wrestling company in the world, next to the WWE.
One thing that AEW has not yet done that the WWE already did and succeeded in a massive way is having their own streaming service in the United States, whether that is their own OTT platform or licensing their streaming rights to a streaming service, something that WWE has done for a huge amount of money with Peacock, but that could be all changing soon.
An article was recently published by Bloomberg, where it was revealed that AEW President and CEO Tony Khan purchased ROH from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. for an undisclosed sum and part of the deal was a new crop of wrestlers being added to their already top-notch roster, some intellectual property and an extensive video library. It was also revealed in the article that a source familiar with how AEW’s management goes about things said that the company is highly considering starting their own streaming service, likely with their broadcast partner, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. AEW currently has a TV deal with Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. to air their flagship show Dynamite every Wednesday night on TBS and to air Rampage every Friday night on TNT. AEW then airs their Dark and Dark: Elevation shows on their official YouTube channel, their PPV Events on FITE and Bleacher Report and AEW CEO Tony Khan plans on airing weekly episodes of ROH TV on HonorClub, but a date has yet to be announced.
This is what was said on the article:
In March, Khan acquired the small but respected pro wrestling company Ring of Honor from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. for an undisclosed sum, adding a new crop of wrestlers, some intellectual property and an extensive video library. AEW is also considering starting a streaming service, likely through a deal with its broadcast partner, Warner Bros. Discovery Inc., according to a person familiar with management’s thinking, who asked not to be named. Last year, AEW broke $100 million in annual revenue for the first time, the person says.”