Posted on 5/17/123 by Colin Vassallo
Apart from probably their first show,
today is likely AEW’s most important day
in history as the company prepares to
announce their new television deal with
Warner Bros. Discovery at the WBD
upfront event at The Theater at Madison
Square Garden in New York.
A solid deal will allow AEW to be on a
more stable financial ground while
allowing it to be more competitive in
luring the top talent in this business
as well as enhancing their production.
The deal, rumored to be in the $1
billion range over five years, will see
the creation of the new AEW Saturday
night show, Collision, as well as the
continuation of Dynamite and Rampage and
a streaming deal on Max.
Details are set to be revealed today and
while it wasn’t known if any AEW talent
were going to be appearing, WBD asked
all their booked talent not to appear in
person out of respect for both the
talent and the writers who are on
strike. Wrestling writers are not part
of the WGA so the strike did not affect
any wrestling shows.