Following the news from earlier this week that Turner Sports signed a seven year deal with the NHL and TNT and TBS would begin airing NHL games next season, Tony Khan spoke to Busted Open Radio about the potential of AEW Dynamite moving to another night of the week.
“I know Wednesday night is our slot and our home and we’re in a great situation. I’m thrilled with our partnership with TNT. It’s the lifeblood of our company. It’s our primary revenue source and it’s the way most fans get exposed to AEW and see the show. And tonight and every Wednesday that we do Dynamite, I think for a lot of wrestling fans, it’s a really important night of the week.
So I want everyone to rest assured that they’re not going to have to worry about these kinds of major changes. We have a contract. We have over two and a half years left on it for Wednesday nights in this slot.
And if there was ever an opportunity to move or if there was a deal to be had, I would consider it. If we did something, it would have to be a really good deal for AEW and it would have to make sense for us. But as it stands right now, that is the spot we’re in. 8-10 Wednesday nights on TNT. And if we move, I would certainly consider a deal if there was something in it for AEW.”
“If we did something, it would have to be a really good deal for @AEW.”
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