Today wrestling fans can't get enough content and Turner and AEW are more than happy to feed the beast.
Brett Weitz, general manager of TNT, TBS and truTV, told TheWrap that his company and All Elite Wrestling are "talking" about doing a studio show together. This would add to their two-hour weekly partnership for the "Dynamite" wrestling series, which will be launched next Wednesday.
"We're talking about it," Weitz said when we specifically asked if there could be "a possible studio show as a companion (series)" for "Dynamite". "" I don't know if you met Tony Khan, but he is not short of ideas – or passion ", he continued." So there is a world in which we are thinking of "Where does something like this live?" inside the WarnerMedia ecosystem we have B / R Live, we have all these different components available to us. "
"The greater the content for these fans, the better, and we would like to understand what it is like," he said.
We too. And so could a curious WWE, who announced in April that he will launch a studio show on Fox Sports' FS1 this fall. The Tuesday night cable series will serve as a sort of accompanying show – for a while – for the new jewel of the Fox broadcasting network, "Friday Night SmackDown", which will be launched next Friday.
The FS1 studio show will also cover "Raw", which continues on TNT's main competitor, USA Network.
We are still waiting for a launch date, a title and a talent for the WWE studio show FS1. According to the website The Big Lead, the Fox Sports 1 show has the working title "WWE Backstage" and is scheduled for launch on November 5th. This gives AEW and TNT about a month to beat the market.
Such a repayment would probably be quite sweet after WWE transferred its minor league "NXT" wrestling series to competitor TNT USA Network, occupying the exact same time slot that All Elite Wrestling had previously announced for its then "Dynamite" . WWE rushed "NXT" (which was broadcast Wednesday in the same time slot on the WWE Network) to pass cable two weeks before AEW's debut, technically placing its flag on linear TV first.
TheWrap attempted to reach representatives of WWE and Fox Sports to comment on the story of The Big Lead, but we did not immediately receive a response.
Others have reported AEW's desire to add a third hour of programming on the Turner platforms. At the beginning of this month, All Elite Wrestling co-founder and wrestler Cody Rhodes told IGN that they were considering a third hour of content, although most wrestling blogs and fans took his comments to say that the extra time would be more in action.
"It may not happen on October 2nd, which is what we are all aiming for, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was something that (launched) a little later," Weitz said of the potential series of companions. "We're thinking for sure."
Wednesday 2 October is the launch date of TNT's two-hour weekly wrestling series, "All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite", which will air from 8/8/7c to 10/9c. He will go face-to-face with WWE's "NXT" on the United States.