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AEW denies TV time report


AEW will be having a television soon and it will be a very big deal once everything is set in stone. One report suggested that AEW was said to be buying time from Warner Media. Tony Maglio of The Wrap spoke to the 411 Podcast where he said that The Elite might be paying to play on Turner.

“My understanding based on the people I’ve spoken to is that it would be more AEW paying for its time on TNT than Turner paying AEW for its show. Another very good wrestling reporter and I had been talking about whether that would be the case or whether it would be a revenue share, and we’d both heard rumblings and talked to people.”

“Maybe a couple of months ago it might have been a little bit of a different story. But the truth is, when you’re talking to Turner, [they’re] a very well-established, very well-off company inside of gigantic parent company…it’s not the UFC. It’s not WWE, it’s not MLB. They have MLB, they have NBA. They know what they have to pay for. And I think currently, AEW has way more to prove than Turner has in terms of trying to get them to come to their networks. I think AEW needs this deal more than Turner does. “

However, that report proved to be false.

Fightful Select reports that “multiple sources on the AEW side” have strongly denied this report “rather colorfully.” Apparently they never even heard of this idea until Thursday when the story was first out.

With this denial, AEW is certainly giving the impression that they will be paid for the television show. While no TV deal has been signed it, it has already been reported that the deal will be a huge one.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I not to sure if TV deal should be AEW biggest thing right now. You can do Netflix or YouTube instead until they get to were they want to be.

  • CC

    TNA on Pop. All TNA got was a small % of ad revenue.

  • CC

    Not 100% sure they were paying Pop to be on there, but they were certainly not being paid anything to be on there. From memory Pop paid them nothing but TNA received a small percentage of ad revenue.


    Impact was paying to be on POP TV. That’s why they left to an anthem station as soon as they could. Plus, of course they would deny it. What are they supposed to say? ‘Yeah, no one wants a first run, unproven, wrestling show so we have to pay for air time.’ They are probably going to end up with a revenue share deal until they prove they can draw viewers on TV.

  • Rinn13

    There is no such thing, to my knowledge, of a TV show that DOESN’T get paid by the network to be on. I’ve never heard of a show paying to be on a TV channel.