With news of the new deal between AEW and WBD trickling through, the status of Being The Elite has been revealed.
It had previously been reported that the upcoming AEW Collision show was the product of a cash infusion from WBD with further details on the deal planned to be announced ‘around the time of’ the Warner Upfronts, set to take place next Wednesday (May 17).
With both AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation both coming to an end for the time being due to “AEW signing a new deal for AEW Collision to air on Saturdays” and plans for “AEW wrestling content (to) exclusively air on WBD”, the positioning of spin-off content such as Being The Elite has been drawn into the spotlight.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), it is reported that:
“What is known is that the deal will encompass all television and streaming programming that has the AEW banner, but not ROH, which is considered a separate company.
“That would be five hours of wrestling programming per week, the two hours on Wednesday on TBS, one hour on Friday on TNT and the two hours on Saturday on TNT, as well as any and all spinoff programming other than Being the Elite, which is expected to be kept as something separate since it’s a property owned by the Young Bucks.”
AEW currently air AEW Dynamite on Wednesday, AEW Rampage of Friday and will air AEW Collision on Saturday.
AEW All Access is a six-part “reality show” that aired on TBS after AEW Dynamite, featuring a “behind the scenes” look at the lives of some of the company’s top stars.
Being The Elite is a YouTube series created by Nick Jackson in February 2016 that has grown to include not only his brother Matt Jackson and fellow member of The Elite Kenny Omega, but appearances from a wealth of wrestling talent over the years.
On the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite, company owner Tony Khan asked fans to come and watch his big announcement on the May 17 episode of the show.
Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix
Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office
An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out
Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing
Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office
Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week
Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship
Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match
House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship
Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver
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