There has been good news for fans of WWE's biggest competition today, as the network that shows it in the United States has agreed a bumper new deal to broadcast their weekly show.
All Elite Wrestling debuted their two-hour Wednesday night series of Dynamite back in October, and it kicked off the 'Wednesday Night Wars' with WWE's third brand - NXT.
It's been incredibly exciting to see the numbers roll in on a Thursday, with AEW dominating the early weeks, before NXT turned the tables in November, before and after Survivor Series.
2020 though has began with a convincing victory for AEW, as they brought in 947,000 live viewers last week compared to NXT's 721,000.
And WarnerMedia - who own the TNT channel that shows AEW - must be extremely happy with all the numbers so far, as it was revealed today that they have extended their deal with AEW 'through 2023', per an official press release.
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In what may be seen as more exciting news, the statement also tells us that a second weekly AEW show will be going on-air very soon.
There's no details on whether or not 'AEW Dark' will be just being transferred from YouTube to TNT, but you'd think it would be far too early to bring a secondary show to cable TV, just like WWE and WCW did with SmackDown and Thunder respectively in the 1990s.
According to the stats published in the press release, the first series of Dynamite has brought in an average of 1.2 million viewers an episode through all platforms and means of watching are taken into consideration, so you can see why WarnerMedia were so keen to keep things going.
As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter - per Fightful - the four-year extension is set to be worth $175 million, which is bumper money for a brand-new promotion.
Meltzer also stated that once AEW's new show goes on-air, there will be four hours of AEW content on television every week, which suggests that a second show to accompany Dynamite is coming.
AEW are certainly set for a huge 2020 as they continue to battle with WWE!News Now - Sport News