All Elite Wrestling

AEW Announces ‘AEW DYNAMITE’ – No News on Canada, Australia or The UK TV – Other AEW Bits

Today(Thursday September 19, 2019) All Elite Wrestling announced via social media that the new Wednesday night show airing on TNT will be entitled ‘AEW Dynamite’. This show debut in under two weeks on October 2nd at 8pm – 10pm ET.

The official All Elite Wrestling YouTube account has been releasing regular videos leading to the debut of AEW on TNT, and with the hashtag ‘#AEWonTNT‘ trends worldwide regularly, the anticipation is heating up.

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Deal in the UK?

One question that has been asked by fans at nauseam but has gone unanswered is the question of international television deals. So far, AEW has worked with ITV in the UK for Pay-Per-Views and pre-shows, which would suggest that AEW’s weekly TV show will have a home on the station, probably ITV4. AEW has previously had free pre-shows on ITV4 before PPVs, but given that is a weak channel, it’s not impossible that Tony Khan and AEW are trying to get on a better channel, or possibly just finishing up details on a deal. It is also still possible that the deal, if any, could have already fallen through and AEW could be without a home on traditional television in the UK. This could lead to AEW Dynamite being aired live on Fite TV in the UK but all previous shows on Fite TV didn’t come under the banner of ‘All Elite Wrestling’, but rather ‘ITV’, surely meaning there is probably some sort of deal between AEW and ITV. With under to weeks left, fans in the UK are clamouring for some morsel of information. The UK has already been announced to be an important market for AEW as Tony Khan spends a lot of time in the UK and a British show has already been spoken about.

Meanwhile, in Canada

All Elite Wrestling has been talking to a certain television station with no apparent result as of yet. Again, this is under two weeks from the debut of AEW Dynamite on TNT in the US. Those in AEW have been very focused on spreading their product worldwide and again, the likelihood is that AEW Dynamite will air on Fite TV in Canada, much like the UK if no deal has been reached with distributors.

Aussie Aussie Aussie!

Another English language speaking country that has been hoping for an announcement is Australia. Aussie fans across Australia have been watching the recent All Elite Wrestling pay-per-views nearly as much as the UK but have yet to receive a TV deal confirmation. Once aagain, AEW have been working diligently to distribute their product across the World, so it is hard to believe that the show won’t air on Fite TV or YouTube at least.

My final thoughts

TV deals are hard to gain and with a company with zero history in TV, that could be even harder. All Elite Wrestling have only got where they are on TV today because Tony Khan has contacts in those companies, he won’t have contacts in every country so they will take longer unfortunately. Some TV companies in these markets that I have spoken about may not want to bet on a company that have barely any history by giving them time on a station. Not much is known about the deals between AEW and other TV companies, and deals could come out any day, but with time waning before the big debut on October 2nd, the opposite to advertise dissipates in possible markets.

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Watch Road To AEW on TNT

Announced for The first show on October 2nd

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