Well this is a huge shame if its true. UK fans of AEW were fully expecting the announcement that AEW: Dynamite would be airing live on ITV4, but it seems that we will have to wait nearly 4 days to watch the full show (legally).
AEW: Dynamite will air live in the USA on Wednesday nights at 8pm ET on TNT starting on October 2, but UK fans will be waiting until Sunday, October 6 for their first chance to see it.
John Williams, who works for AEW’s UK partner ITV, tweeted to say that highlights of AEW: Dynamite would be shown on Monday, October 7 at 11:45pm.
Monday 7th October 11.45pm – highlights of #AEWDynamite arrive in the UK on @ITV @ITVWrestling @TonyKhan @JRsBBQ @tonyschiavone24 @TheBrandiRhodes @CodyRhodes @dustinrhodes @AEWrestling @IAmJericho @NickJacksonYB @MattJackson13 @BASTARDPAC @JonMoxley pic.twitter.com/ImUV5ZmqmM
— John Williams (@JohnWilliams004) September 25, 2019
Seeing this, fans began to ask whether that would be the first showing of the show, and Williams added that the first airing will be on Sunday (October 6) at 8:20am, not exactly prime time for the average wrestling fan who is largely nocturnal given US show times.
ITV has now confirmed the above report as true. Fans are not happy.
? Announcement! ITV is to show brand new weekly wrestling show AEW: Dynamite on free to air television from next month. The run will start with the full two hour show on @ITV4 on Sun 6 Oct at 0820 followed by a one hour highlights programme on ITV on Mon 7 Oct at 11.45pm (1/2)
— ITV Wrestling (@ITVWrestling) September 25, 2019