With All Elite Wrestling’s first official show Double or Nothing next month, and their roster coming together nicely, the only thing missing is the confirmation of a TV deal. One of AEW’s bigger signings in Chris Jericho, who is set to face Kenny Omega at Double or Nothing, has said that the announcement of the network deal will be coming sooner rather than later.
Speaking to Cheddar, the former Undisputed WWE Champion spoke about AEW’s show on May, 25 and let slip that we won’t have to wait too long for the big announcement:
“May 25th is the first show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. We sold it out in four minutes, 12,000 tickets. So there’s a lot of buzz about AEW, and in the Fall — we’re gonna be starting our weekly television on a huge cable company that we’re gonna be announcing very soon so, it’s not a competition, it’s just an alternative and it’s something that I think people and wrestling fans are waiting for because it’s been a long time with just the WWE, just one company.”
Jericho admitting that AEW will be a weekly television show on a huge cable network is big news for the promotion after it was reported by WrestleTalk that the network AEW lands on is dependent on the strength of their roster. It has been rumoured for months now that AEW will end up on the Time Warner network, and it seems as if we won’t have to wait too long to receive confirmation.
This comes after AEW’s President Tony Khan recently spoke about his ‘five-year plan’ and how he wants CM Punk to join his promotion.
Thanks to WrestleZone for the transcription.
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