Orange Cassidy will team up with a top AEW star on tonight’s May 17 edition of AEW Dynamite.
As previously reported, All Elite Wrestling announced on May 17 that they will be launching a brand new weekly two-hour series titled AEW Collision starting on Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Tonight’s AEW Dynamite will be a huge show following this major news and a new match has been announced for the show.
On Wednesday afternoon, AEW President Tony Khan announced that AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy will team up with Darby Allin to face Lee Moriarty and Big Bill. Khan tweeted:
Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite
LIVE on TBS, 8pm ET/7pm CT
Red hot co-#1 ranked Darby Allin teams with International Champion Orange Cassidy to fight Moriarty & Big Bill in a #AEWHouseRules rematch TONIGHT!
Darby Allin will compete in the main event of AEW Double Or Nothing when he challenges MJF in a four-way match also featuring Sammy Guevara and Jungle Boy Jack Perry for the AEW World Championship on May 28.
Perry will also be in action on tonight’s Dynamite when he faces Rush in singles competition. Meanwhile, Chris Jericho will face Roderick Strong in a Falls Count Anywhere Match with Jericho Appreciation Society and Adam Cole banned from the building.
We will have news and notes from tonight’s AEW Dynamite on the home page.
Here’s the full announcement from AEW in regards to AEW Collision:
TNT LAUNCHES A SECOND NIGHT OF WRESTLING WITH “AEW: COLLISION” FEATURING HEADLINERS THUNDER ROSA, MIRO, SAMOA JOE, POWERHOUSE HOBBS AND ANDRADE EL IDOLO ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17
NEW YORK (May 17, 2023) – TNT launches a second night of professional wrestling with a new tentpole series, “AEW: Collision” on Saturday, June 17, it was announced today by Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, during the company’s 2023 Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This live, two-hour, in-ring show will air every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. ET and feature more wrestlers, more stories and more action to super-serve fans.
“AEW: Collision” will feature headliners including Miro, Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo.
In only four years following the launch of “AEW: Dynamite,” AEW’s footprint has more than doubled across TNT and TBS. Along with “AEW: Dynamite,” Friday night’s “AEW: Rampage,” the recent follow-doc “AEW: All Access,” and now “AEW: Collision,” TNT and TBS deliver the best matches and most entertaining moments in professional wrestling today.
AEW has reached 23M total viewers so far this year across all of its shows on TBS and TNT.*
“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’ which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming.
“AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch
“Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to ‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS.”
“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW.
“The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019.
“‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
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