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REPORT: AEW IN 'ADVANCED TALKS' FOR TV DEAL WITH WARNERMEDIA AKA THE FORMER TURNER BROADCASTING

By Mike Johnson on 2019-04-11 11:39:00

Entertainment media outlet The Wrap is reporting that All Elite Wrestling are in “advanced talks” with Warner Media, the new company that was formed after AT&T merged with Time Warner, to bring AEW as a weekly TV series. 

Should a deal be consummated, the series would likely land on TNT, according to the report.  TNT of course, was the home of WCW Monday Nitro from September 1995 to March 2001, when WCW shuttered operations and was sold off to World Wrestling Entertainment.

Warner Media is slated to announce Fall programming on 5/19 to advertisers in New York City.  The Wrap's report stated that a deal "was not imminent."

AEW will hold their first event on 5/25 in Las Vegas.  They filed a trademark last year for the name "Tuesday Night Dynamite."

The Wrap's source noted the deal has not yet been signed and "is pretty complex" and would feature other platforms, including digital.

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