All Elite Wrestling currently airs their flagship show Dynamite every Wednesday on TBS, their Rampage show every Friday on TNT, their Dark: Elevation show every Monday on the promotion’s official YouTube channel and their Dark show every Tuesday also on the promotion’s official YouTube channel. All Elite Wrestling also holds their four major PPV Events a few months apart on traditional pay-per-view, FITE TV and Bleacher Report and they also stream their PPV Events in select cinemas across the U.S.
One thing AEW doesn’t have that their #1 competitor WWE has is a streaming service, which is known as the WWE Network. WWE launched the WWE Network in 2014 and still has it available internationally, but in 2021, WWE sold it’s United States rights to NBCU and had it placed on Peacock, so the WWE Universe in the U.S. can watch old Premium Live Events and a number of docuseries on-demand as well as new WWE Premium Live Events.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan recently had a conversation with Comicbook’s Connor Casey on a number of topics such as AEW potentially having a streaming service down the line. According to Khan, as AEW continues to develop more content from their shows and their PPV Events and grow their video library, the demand for a potential streaming service continues to grow as well, and also with the purchase of ROH and those video footage adding thousands of hours in their video library, which showcases some of today’s top stars and some of the top stars in the past few decades and the growing demand from their fans, a potential streaming service could definitely be launched someday.
This is what Tony Khan said:
“As we’ve developed more content, growing the library, I think, and the demand has grown for a variety of reasons. I think all the stars are aligning. AEW as a streaming service has more potential value in the future. And then the purchase of Ring of Honor, now to have access to one of the best wrestling libraries in North America with some of today’s top stars and some of the top stars in the past few decades, and those thousands of hours of Ring of Honor footage in conjunction with the hundreds of hours of AEW footage we’ve assembled and continued to assemble on a weekly basis, week in, week out, and the growing demand from our fans. I think all these factors contribute to why this would be a great time for AEW to launch a streaming service. And it’s a conversation that I’ve had and continue to actively have with Warner Brothers Discovery, who are one of the worldwide leaders in streaming and sports content.”
Khan has spoken with Warner Brothers Discovery, who are one of the worldwide leaders in streaming and sports content, on a possible streaming service for AEW in the near future and with Warner having HBO Max as their streaming platform, it is possible that AEW’s streaming service will be HBO Max as well. Once All Elite Wrestling’s current television deal with Warner expires at the end of 2023, it will be interesting to see if their new deal includes a streaming service.