This week on… MIKE on the MIC :
AEW (ALL ELITE WRESTLING)..
It’s looking like WWE will have some stiff TV competition this coming fall. Earlier this week, the announcement that many had been waiting for had finally come – AEW is coming to TV!
AEW has inked a contract with TNT for weekly programming beginning this fall. It has not been advertised on which night(s) AEW programming will air, nor the time frame. This will be the first time wrestling will be broadcast on TNT since WCW Nitro ended in 2001. If AEW gets a prime time spot, it would be huge – especially if it ended up being on a Monday night. We may just be in for Monday Night Wars 2.0! AEW has signed some pretty well known names as of late, including: Cody Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes, Chris Jericho, PAC, Kenny Omega, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Joey Janela, “Hangman” Adam Page, the Young Bucks, and Billy Gunn. There are rumors of other former WWE and TNA talent heading to AEW as well. Anything can happen..
On another note, AEW’s first PPV – Double or Nothing, will be taking place on May 25th. Among the matches advertised are Cody Rhodes vs. Dustin Rhodes (yes, his brother!), Hangman vs. PAC (aka Neville), and Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho. There are several other matches advertised, which could also be really good, but these 3 three matches alone are huge!
More to come regarding AEW on TV as soon as more details are released!
THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK.. STAY TUNED FOR MORE!!