AEW Television Deal Update
As noted before, All Elite Wrestling is rumored to be in “advanced talks” with Warner Media in regards to a potential television deal for a weekly show on either TNT or TBS.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the day of the week for the show seemed to be a lock a few weeks ago, but is now up in the air. Meltzer has previously said that if the show ends up on TNT, it would likely not air on Tuesdays as rumored since TNT has a deal to air the NBA on Tuesday nights.
Meltzer also reported that one of the reasons why the TV deal has taken so long to announce is that there are multiple bidders.
Also, the company still has plans for the show to be two hours in length and air live weekly.
Another Sasha Banks WWE Status Update
As noted before, Sasha Banks reportedly requested her release from WWE during WrestleMania weekend due to frustrations of feeling misled by WWE regarding her Women’s Tag Team Championship reign with Bayley and due to WWE also informing her that the team would be split up.
Dave Meltzer reported that Banks is tentatively still booked for the Money in the Bank PPV on May 19, so WWE is hopeful that she’ll be back before then. She was given a couple of weeks off to rethink her release request.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Impact Wrestling announced that they will be partnering with Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling for a co-promoted event called Deep Impact on July 6th in Houston, Texas. It was also announced that this event will air live on Impact Wrestling’s Twitch channel.
Impact Wrestling’s lead producer Keith Mitchell reportedly has recently left Impact Wrestling and joined All Elite Wrestling to become the lead producer for the company, according to PWInsider.
Dragon Lee reportedly will be wrestling exclusively for NJPW from now till this June’s Dominion 2019 event in Osaka, Japan, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.