AEW Dynamite Switching Networks To TBS, New Show "Rampage" Added To TNT
All Elite Wrestling has a third show coming to TNT later this year.
Friday nights will become a new battleground for wrestling fans as AEW has revealed that beginning on August 13, TNT will be airing AEW Rampage, a third weekly wrestling show, which will air at 10 PM ET. In addition to the new show, AEW Dynamite will make the move from TNT to TBS in January 2022, and TNT will debut four professional wrestling specials each year. The WarnerMedia networks are going full-force with new wrestling content.
"It's a pleasure to be able to help Tony Khan expand his wrestling fiefdom across our networks and bring more content to our fans that fits the thrill ride brand of TNT and good time of TBS," said Sam Linsky, associate general manager, SVP, programming and operations, TBS, TNT and truTV. "It's Wednesday. You know what that means."
AEW's premiere show is currently Dynamite, which airs on Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on TNT. On May 5, Dynamite was the number one program on cable among the 18-49 demographic. In April, the weekly show hit 1.2 million viewers tuning in, which was the highest performing episode since the show's launch in October 2019.
Not much else was revealed about the upcoming show Rampage--which has been teased for quite a while now--as it will most likely be more wrestling matches, week to week, and not much more. However, there was a lot of talk about building TBS and TNT. "As a lifelong wrestling aficionado who is privileged to present AEW to longtime and new fans alike, it means a lot to me--personally and professionally--to share the news that All Elite Wrestling will call TBS home beginning in 2022," said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and head of creative of AEW. "The history of wrestling in the United States cannot be told without acknowledging the contributions of TBS, which as WTBS years ago delivered wrestling to the Southeast and eventually to a massive national audience. TBS has the same passion for wrestling today, but will offer AEW and our fans more prime time programming, content and global opportunities that will establish TBS as the world’s undisputed destination for wrestling.
"And, while we’re looking forward to our arrival on TBS, we're not saying goodbye to our original and current home of TNT, which will air four new special supercard events annually. Plus, the financial upside to our new agreement will give us the opportunity to continue to invest in and grow AEW to serve the most important people in our industry: our fans, our wrestlers, our staff and our sponsors. With All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite and Rampage taking center stage via our new agreement on TBS next year, and the new quarterly supercards launching on TNT, our exposure and our opportunities to grow AEW are greater than ever!"