All Elite Wrestling has officially signed with WarnerMedia which brings with it a return of weekly wrestling on TNT, the former home of WCW Monday Nitro. WCW Nitro was at the heart of the Monday Night Wars which saw the WWF (WWE) and WCW go head to head, ushered in the Attitude Era in WWF and was responsible for the creation of the NWO, stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Goldberg, Degeneration-X and more.
AEW’s inaugural roster includes professional wrestling stars like, Chris Jericho, “The Young Bucks” (Matt and Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Cody and Brandi Rhodes, “Hangman” Adam Page. The Young Bucks and Cody are also executive vice presidents at the company, while Brandi is also chief brand officer.
AEW’s inagural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, will take place in Las Vegas on May 25.
Double or Nothing will stream exclusively on WarnerMedia’s B/R Live while also being available on pay-per-view, as will future AEW events like those already set for June and July. An hour-long Double or Nothing pre-show will also air on WarnerMedia and AEW social media channels.
The media rights deal was negotiated by AEW president and CEO Tony Khan and Bernie Cahill, co-founder of Activist Artists Management, LLC, an entity where Khan is also an investor and partner. Khan is the son of billionaire Shahid Khan, the owner of several professional sports teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“AEW has a great opportunity because they’re not underfunded, the leadership has amazing vision, is young and youthful. It’s probably the youngest group of decision makers ever in the business and I think that’s a pretty good statement because they’re going to be able to relate to that 18-34 demographic and 18-49 demographic very favorably.”– Jim Ross
Bleacher Report Live has also confirmed today on Twitter that All Elite Wrestling (AEW) “Double Or Nothing” will cost fans $49.99 to view via the BR Live app. That price goes for fans in the United States and Canada.