Report: AEW and Turner Close to Finalizing TV Deal; Announcement Next Week?


-- According to a report by The Wrap, All Elite Wrestling is set to announce a TV deal next Wednesday before WarnerMedia’s upfront event scheduled for 10 AM ET. The report notes that a weekly show will air on TNT beginning this fall, though neither Turner or AEW officials have made any comments confirming the deal.

The All Elite Wrestling (AEW)-Turner deal is now “virtually done,” a person with knowledge of the plan tells TheWrap exclusively. Current plans call for the partnership to be announced through select press one hour before WarnerMedia’s Wednesday upfront event, the individual said. The arrangement made between the parties called for a small group of reporters to be informed of the agreement on an embargoed basis the evening before.

Current plans call for Turner to begin airing a weekly AEW wrestling show this fall on TNT.

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