BREAKING NEWS: TNT officially announces AEW Collision beginning June 17 on Warner Brothers Discovery Upfronts

Posted on 5/17/123 by Bob Magee


NEW YORK (May 17, 2023) – TNT launches a second night of
professional wrestling with a new tentpole series, “AEW:
Collision” on Saturday, June 17, it was announced today by
Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US
Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, during the company’s
2023 Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New
York City.

This live, two-hour, in-ring show will air every Saturday
night from 8-10 p.m. ET and feature more wrestlers, more
stories and more action to super-serve fans. “AEW:
Collision” will feature headliners including Miro, Samoa
Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo.

In only four years following the launch of “AEW: Dynamite,”
AEW’s footprint has more than doubled across TNT and TBS.
Along with “AEW: Dynamite,” Friday night’s “AEW: Rampage,”
the recent follow-doc “AEW: All Access,” and now “AEW:
Collision,” TNT and TBS deliver the best matches and most
entertaining moments in professional wrestling today. AEW
has reached 23M total viewers so far this year across all of
its shows on TBS and TNT.*

“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’
which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason
Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear &
streaming. “AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly
that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience
the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they
love to watch. Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on
TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt
from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to
‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS.”

“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely
proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday
night wrestling for the first time in more than two
decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of
AEW. “The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across
numerous sectors including television, wrestling,
entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold
property we envisioned when we launched in 2019.
‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of
what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big
personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting
wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with

About TNT

TNT, a Warner Bros. Discovery brand, is Cable’s #1
entertainment network, known for big, lean-forward
television that takes viewers on a thrill ride of
electrifying stories, dynamic characters and premium events.
TNT is home to some of television's most popular sports
franchises and unscripted and scripted originals including
“AEW: Rampage,” “AEW: Collision,” “Rich & Shameless,” and
“The Lazarus Project”. TNT also presents primetime specials
and sports coverage, including the NHL, NBA and NCAA
Division I Men's Basketball Championships.

About AEW

Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019,
AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with
a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit,
freshness and energy into the industry. “AEW: Dynamite”
airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts
the youngest wrestling audience on television. The fight-
forward “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET
on TNT, and the new “AEW: Collision” airs every Saturday
from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT. AEW’s multi-platform content also
includes “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind-the-scenes
YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast
series. For more info, check out;;;

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