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Cody Rhodes confirms that ITV will air All Elite Wrestling's weekly show in the United Kingdom

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History will be made in just two nights time, as All Elite Wrestling produce the first event in their history - Double Or Nothing.

Funded by the billions of Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan, the likes of Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes will all be in action.

Omega, Rhodes and the Jackson brothers are all Executive Vice-Presidents of the start-up promotion and they're promising something special for the fans who are going to be tuning in on pay-per-view, and the fans which will pack into the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

It was revealed last week that AEW had secured themselves a television deal in the United States with TNT, who were the broadcasters of World Championship Wrestling during the Monday Night Wars.

AEW have been promised a prime-time slot in the States, but what about the location in which you'd imagine the company would have a strong fanbase in as well - the United Kingdom?

It's been announced in the past few weeks that ITV Box Office will show Double Or Nothing in the UK, and in the latest edition of Being The Elite, Cody's wink to the camera hinted at an arrangement coming to show the weekly show on the same network.

And Rhodes has now confirmed this to be the case at the huge Starrcast II convention in Vegas.

All Elite Wrestling will be coming to television screens in the United Kingdom this Autumn

Per several publications, including Fightful, Cody took shots at WWE when he made the big announcement, saying WWE's television deal 'sucks' compared to theirs.

AEW's weekly show is likely to be broadcast on ITV4 this Autumn, which has a reach of 27 million homes in the United Kingdom.

Compare that to WWE, who are reportedly moving to BT Sport soon after they outbid Sky Sports for the rights to show Raw and SmackDown, which is only available in 2.19 million homes.

Khan believes AEW have the best distribution network of any wrestling company ever, and it's hard to argue with him when they have deals with both TNT and ITV at the same time.

We could be looking at a serious challenger to WWE in terms of being the top wrestling provider in the world once AEW really get going.

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