AEW Dynamite is a two hour program, but another popular flagship pro wrestling show is three hours. That makes people wonder if AEW could do the same, and Cody Rhodes didn’t shut that idea down.

As The American Nightmare spoke to ESPN, he was asked about the possibility of adding a third hour to Dynamite. He said that the format of Dynamite might look different if they added a third hour.

Ultimately, the goal of a third hour is to show off AEW stars who normally don’t get much of a chance to perform.

“I think probably in four to six weeks I’ll have a firmer answer on that. That’s still very much the case. The format of that show might be different. It might rely on the production we have in place already, it might not. I know we’ve got all kinds of different plans converging on what we want. The goal of what the third hour would be is to showcase a different crop of talent from AEW. It’s very hard when you have this much talent and you only have a single weekly show. It’s hard to keep people in the mix. As a wrestler, it’s even hard to train for. The only way to train for wrestling is still wrestling. It’s been an adjustment, even without the pandemic…If I had my way — and maybe I will — that third hour is a space to see some new men and women, including men and women not on our current roster.”


AEW might be thinking about a third hour in a next several weeks. It sounds like Cody has mulled the idea around in his own brain several times already. This is an interesting concept, but AEW also doesn’t want a third hour to bring down the show’s overall stats due to viewer drop-off.

Do you think AEW Dynamite needs a third hour? Sound off in the comments below!

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