Speaking with Renee Paquette on the latest Oral Sessions podcast episode, Tony Khan has revealed what we can expect from the third-hour of AEW programming that will be dropping on TNT this year.
While Tony Khan didn’t reveal exactly what AEW has planned for the new hour of television on TNT, he did reveal that it will not be a third-hour of AEW Dynamite, which is most definitely good news:
“I’m really excited about adding a third hour of television and I think that’s going to be the most important thing for us. We’ve accumulated so much talent and so much depth on the roster and being able to showcase all of our great wrestlers.
“Yes, it will not be a third hour of Dynamite and it will not be on Wednesday but it will be a third hour with Warner Media, it will be a third TV hour and it will be great exposure for us. We got Dark, which has been a great platform for our up and comers on YouTube and I think there are other streaming options and other shows we can do with YouTube or other streaming platforms. So there’s going to be more opportunities, there’s going to be more real estate for our wrestlers without over-saturating. I definitely don’t want to do three hours of Dynamite, I feel really strongly about keeping our big four pay-per-views, the core, big four, we may develop other shows, we’ve got other streaming specials and things and big episodes of Dynamite but I think just expanding our calendar will be a big thing in 2021.”
One of the biggest criticisms that fans have had with Monday Night Raw for the last few years has been the fact the show is three hours. SmackDown is far easier to watch, simply because it’s an hour less.
Thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.