In a move we are still totally, absolutely, 116% certain has nothing to do with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) airing a new weekly show on TNT on Wednesday nights beginning October 2, 2019, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and USA Network just happened to also pick Wednesday nights to expose NXT to a national audience – and that started this week. Now it's AEW and TNT's turn to take the spotlight, announcing Thursday that they're weekly show will officially be named All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite – and we've got two posters to make if official:
Beginning Wednesday, October 2, All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite will air live two-hour weekly matches on TNT – with an 8 p.m. ET start time. While the kick-off episode emanates from Washington, D.C.'s famed Capital One Arena, each week will find the matches taking place in a number of cities across the country: Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh PA, Charleston, WV, Charlotte NC, Nashville, TN, Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, IL.
As part of its 2019 May Upfronts presentation, WarnerMedia announced that it would be tag-teaming with AEW to begin airing weekly matches on TNT in prime-time as well as streaming them through WarnerMedia's B/R Live and on pay-per-view.
Founded by President/CEO Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by members of The Elite – wrestlers The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Cody and Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, and Adam "Hangman" Page – as well as a roster that includes wrestling hall-of-famer and current AEW World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho. Jon Moxley, Awesome Kong, Shawn Spears, Brit Baker, Joey Janela, Nyla Rose, Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin, and more. Omega, Cody and The Young Bucks also serve as executive vice presidents of the company in addition to being in-ring talent, and Brandi Rhodes also serves as AEW's Chief Brand Officer.
"Wrestling fans have wanted – and needed – something different, authentic and better for far too long. AEW is answering the call. AEW is about more than wrestling. It's about a movement fueled by wrestling fans who have been underserved and perhaps even disappointed by what the industry has produced in recent years.
– Tony Khan, President/CEO, AEW