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All Elite Wrestling have signed a television deal with TNT in the United States

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From the moment the foundations of All Elite Wrestling were created, the dream was to get a slot on a television network that could make them a viable alternative to the big gun that is World Wrestling Entertainment.

Well now they've finally made that a reality.

It has been officially announced today that AEW have signed a deal with the iconic network TNT, who broadcast WCW Nitro during the Monday Night Wars.

AEW will also be streamed on Bleacher Report, and with the current apathy towards WWE, the news couldn't have come at a better time for those who are looking for something else to watch.

In an official statement, President and CEO of AEW Tony Khan said: "Wrestling fans have wanted - and needed - something different, authentic and better for far too long.

“AEW is answering the call. AEW is about more than wrestling. It’s about a movement fuelled by wrestling fans who have been underserved and perhaps even disappointed by what the industry has produced in recent years.”

The days are ticking down until their first big show - Double Or Nothing - which comes live from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, and it will give us a big indication on what kind of viewing figures one might expect when it comes to weekly television.

The likes of Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho on the competitive roster give lapsed WWE fans an interest already, and the likes of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks are already so well-known for their work in Japan.

All Elite Wrestling's inaugural event - Double Or Nothing - will broadcast live from Las Vegas on May 25

There's no reason why Khan and co can't make it a success, and there's already plans to come to the United Kingdom for some special events.

Khan stated in an interview with ITV, who will broadcast Double Or Nothing on pay-per-view in the United Kingdom, that with the 'proven live audience' from the UK there would be no issues in hosting a big event there.

And they wouldn't have to cater to prime-time American evening time for it, which is normally the main excuse as for why WWE haven't brought a big pay-per-view back to the UK since SummerSlam 1992.

We will fall short for now of saying that this could be the start of a new war between two promotions, but it's certainly an exciting time to be a wrestling fan.

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