Was the All Elite Wrestling television home revealed to be WarnerMedia/Turner Sports today?
A revealing tweet surfaced today that could show us the home for the much anticipated All Elite Wrestling television show, slated to debut in October. Jim Ross already indicated that AEW will have a 2-hour, weekly show on a major network (at least, one that’s easy to find).
Today’s tweet comes form @fightoracle (rumored to be MMA Insider Front Row Brian, who had his original account suspended), so take it with a grain of salt.
-BREAKING- @WarnerMediaGrp aka Turner Sports (TNT, TBS) will present @AEWrestling at their upfronts to advertisers next month. WarnerMedia/Turner upfronts are currently scheduled for May 15th. This is how Networks announce their content lineup for the fall season to advertisers.
— The Fight Oracle (@fightoracle) April 10, 2019
Greg DeMarco’s Take
It’s important to keep in mind that WarnerMedia’s Sports division owns several sports & entertainment (sports entertainment?) properties, not TBS and TNT. They own Bleacher Report, BR Live (Bleacher Report’s streaming sports entity), Turner sports, and AT&T Regional Sports Networks. They could easily distribute content to TBS, TNT, and TruTV. So this means it’s as likely that AEW ends up on BR Live as TBS or TNT. Either way, the good news here is the product should be easy to consume, which is key to growing an audience from the non-hardcore fans.
Elisa looks great in her Chairshot t-shirts. You can too!
New Japan Results: Road To Wrestling Dontaku (4/22 in Tokyo Japan)
New Japan continued their Road to Wrestling Dontaku tour on 4/22 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan–see the results!
New Japan continued their Road to Wrestling Dontaku tour on 4/22 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
- Tomoaki Honma, Yuji Nagata and Satoshi Kojima beat Ren Narita, Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura
- Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado beat Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV and Shota Umino
- Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi and Taka Michinoku beat YOSHI-HASHI, Rocky Romero and Toa Henare
- EVIL, SANADA, Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI and Shingo Takagi beat Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Kota Ibushi, SHO and YOH
- Bad Luck Fale and Chase Owens beat Juice Robinson and Mikey Nicholls
- Togi Makabe, Toru Yano and Rysukue Taguchi (c) beat Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa and Hikuleo – NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Titles
- Taiji Ishimori and Jay White beat Hirooki Goto and Dragon Lee
Results courtesy F4W Online.
Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: CM Punk Returns? Chris Jericho, Wolfe To NXT UK and More!
News Here! CM Punk Returns? Chris Jericho, Wolfe To NXT UK and More!
News here! CM Punk Returns? Chris Jericho, Wolfe To NXT UK and More!
CM Punk Returns To Wrestling?
It has been a long time since CM Punk has been in a wrestling ring. Punk has said that while he would never return to WWE, he may make random appearances when it is least expected. Apparently, this weekend was one of those times. Friday night, MKE Wrestling held the Last Knight, the last show at the Knights Of Columbus, in West Allis, Wisconsin. The show was put on by Punk’s long time friend, Dave Prazak. During a match at the show, a masked man interfered in a match, and delivered a GTS. Many had speculated that this was Punk under the mask, and many are confirming that it was in fact Punk under the mask.
— MKE Wrestling (@MKE_Wrestling) April 20, 2019
CM PUNK TO AEW!!!!! Yeah, on that note……I have seen many posts speculating that if this, in fact, was truly Punk, that we can expect him to be returning to WWE or heading to AEW in the near future. I can’t see Punk being involved with either. The check that AEW would have to write for his services would be a large one, and I doubt there has ever been a discussion between the two parties.
Brother VS Brother In AEW
Many have wondered who Cody Rhodes would be facing at AEW Double Or Nothing. It looks like he will be taking on another Rhodes in his brother, Dustin Rhodes. The matchup was announced during the latest edition of the Road To Double Or Nothing YouTube series.
Many fans have wanted to see this match for some time, but I honestly really have no interest in it. I’ve both bashed and praised AEW for various reasons, but I don’t know what world they are changing with this match.
Wolfe To NXT UK
Since the superstar shake-up, and the apparent breakup of SAnitY, there were questions what the status of other SAnitY members outside of Eric Young would be. Alexander Wolfe made his NXT UK debut at Saturday’s tapings in Glasgow, Scotland. Wolfe will be part of a new stable that includes WALTER, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel. The stable will be known as “Imperium.”
ALEXANDER WOLFE IS HERE!
— Dei Owen (@DeiOwen) April 20, 2019
This will be a positive move in Wolfe’s career as they seemed to have nothing creatively for SAnitY on SmackDown Live. I’m very intrigued with the idea of a stable involving the above listed. I expect that the four will have the run of the NXT UK brand for some time.
Chris Jericho On WWE Stars To AEW
There have been a number of WWE stars who have voiced their displeasure with the WWE, including Sasha Banks, The Revival, Randy Orton and others. Many feel that AEW would sign many of the disgruntled WWE stars, however, according to Chris Jericho, that may not be the case. Jericho recently did an interview with Sportskeeda, and the topic of AEW signing disgruntled WWE wrestlers came up.
“It’s different. We’re not doing it that way where anyone who doesn’t like what they’re doing in WWE is automatically guaranteed a job in AEW,” Jericho said. “We will look at every talent on an individual basis. There’s some guys we’d love to have in WWE, and there’s some guys we probably wouldn’t take.
“Obviously we haven’t even had a show yet and our roster is already very deep. When you talk about the Double or Nothing show, how many people can you book on that show? If you have 60-70 guys, you end up with the same problem as WWE.”
Hopefully, AEW doesn’t make a large talent acquisition of WWE talent much like WCW did in the mid 90’s. Jericho is right, you can’t have a roster of 70 different talents. What would you do with all of them ?