It's worth noting that Chris Jericho was not at the WarnerMedia Upfronts in New York City today with the rest of the AEW crew. He is in search of a proper "thank you" from AEW for its first pay-per-view selling out, and now the deal with WarnerMedia that will bring an AEW television show to TNT and B/R Live starting this fall. AEW PPVs beginning with Double or Nothing will also air live on traditional PPV.
Original: A number of AEW stars have talked about having a significant TV deal on the table which will change the game for the wrestling industry in the last few months. You can read the full announcement on the WarnerMedia - AEW deal at this link. The show will begin airing on an unspecified date "later this year".More news: John Daly responds to Tiger Woods' jab: You don't get it
The press release touts that AEW will offer fans "less scripted, soapy drama and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing a legitimacy to wrestling that it has not previously had".
"Wrestling fans have wanted - and needed - something different, authentic and better for far too long", he said.
His "Double or Nothing" opponent, Kenny Omega, did join AEW president Tony Khan, Cody and Brandi Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, Hangman Page and Britt Baker at the event. AEW is answering the call. B/R Live also will be the exclusive digital streaming partner in the United State for the "Double or Nothing" pay-per-view on May 25 in Las Vegas.More news: Video shows Texas officer fatally shoot woman during altercation
"All Elite Wrestling is a talent-forward, fan-first league whose inclusive approach to creating high-quality athletic wrestling competitions is already making waves with fans and attracting top-tier wrestlers", said Michael Quigley, executive vice president of TBS and TNT, in the press release.
US Network TNT has just exploded the internet (wink wink) with a major bombshell on Twitter, confirming recent reports that AEW is set to come to the station. The show, which had always been WWE's second behind Raw, will move from Tuesday to Friday nights and continue airing live in a two-hour window from 8-10 p.m. ET.More news: The New Stranger Things Lego Set Literally Turns Everything Upside Down