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AEW expected to pick one from two “legitimate” TV deals


The sudden rise of AEW has revitalized the pro-wrestling industry which was ridden by the WWE for a lengthy duration. The company, which has already grabbed some huge names such as Chris Jericho are expected to start their journey soon.

Much has been talked about AEW’s television deals and this subject was addressed during the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio. Dave Meltzer claimed that the company are reportedly left to choose one from two television deals that have been offered to them.

Meltzer also goes on to add that the deals are so lucrative that it is the best TV deal a non-WWE wrestling organization would have captured since the old days of WCW.


  • Keith Learmonth

    Very possible. Although even Fox apparently wants some level of control, ’cause they’ve apparently been pushing to choose who WWE puts on the Smackdown roster when Smackdown goes over there.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Fox is the only one you don’t have to tone down a thing. That why you might see a different Smackdown when they move to Fox.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Here the problem with getting a TV deal both Raw and Smackdown got brand new TV deals. Raw will be staying on the USA network the other is heading to Fox. You may basically see WWE compititing against themselves.

  • Keith Learmonth

    The real question is, how much creative control do they have to sacrifice? For example, rumour is they want a prime-time slot, but very few big channels are going to put wrestling on in that timeslot, especially not an edgy, adult oriented product. They may have to tone down the violence, and language and stuff to get these TV deals. I really hope it doesn’t end up like ECW on TNN.

  • oppa

    A refresh since we are less than a week away from their press conference and the signing of Omega.

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Vince fears AEW

  • CC

    So basically, nothing extra to what has already been said multiple times.