All Elite Wrestling to Premiere October 2 on TNT

After months of speculation, TNT announced that All Elite Wrestling's weekly television series will premiere Wednesday, October 2.

The announcement comes days after the official AEW on TNT social media accounts went live, teasing something big was coming. Many speculated that this big announcement would be the date of the first episode of AEW's weekly television series, and they were right.

Here's the official announcement with the hype package.

The All Elite Era begins TODAY.


— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 24, 2019
all elite wrestling tnt premiere date

While a time slot was not revealed, when the partnership between AEW and TNT was announced at the Warner Bros upfronts in May it was confirmed it would be in primetime.

Executive Vice President and AEW wrestler, Cody Rhodes confirmed on Twitter that the first episode will be live from the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

The name of AEW's weekly show was also not revealed, but trademarks for Wednesday Night Dynamite were found in June so that could be the possible name for this show.

Fans will likely have to wait until the All Out event on August 31 to learn more about the weekly television series. The show, set to take place in Chicago, will likely be the final AEW event before the first episode on TNT.

The young promotion has put on three shows already. Double or Nothing was the first AEW-branded show, which took place in May from Las Vegas. Fyter Fest was a June show that was attached to the CEO gaming tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Fight for the Fallen took place in July from Jacksonville, which was a benefit show for victims of gun violence.

The story of All Elite Wrestling began when Cody, Hangman Page and The Young Bucks announced AEW and Double or Nothing on the New Year's Day episode of their YouTube series, Being the Elite.

During the Double or Nothing ticket announcement party in February, Kenny Omega joined the promotion and more information on the young promotion was revealed.

Since the partnership between AEW and TNT was announced in May, both the promotion and broadcast company have work towards bringing All Elite Wrestling to as many homes as possible.

"All Elite Wrestling is a talent-forward, fan-first league whose inclusive approach to creating high-quality, athletic wrestling competition is already making waves with fans and attracting top-tier wrestlers," said Michael Quigley, executive vice president, commercial operations, content strategy and monetization for TBS and TNT in a press release back in May. "It is high-adrenaline, gripping entertainment and we can't wait to bring it to fans everywhere with this game-changing new business."

"Wrestling fans have wanted - and needed - something different, authentic and better for far too long," said Tony Khan in a press release. "AEW is answering the call. AEW is about more than wrestling, it's about a movement fueled by wrestling fans who have been underserved and perhaps even disappointed by what the industry has produced in recent years. AEW is rising to the occasion with Double or Nothing and today taking it a step further by partnering with WarnerMedia, which is as committed as we are to making wrestling fans the one and only priority. With WarneMedia, AEW is poised globally to redefine wrestling as we know it today."

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