AEW had to make a lot of plans in quick fashion when they opened their doors. The first trademark they registered for Dynamite was “Tuesday Night Dynamite,” then they register a trademark for “Wednesday Night Dynamite” some time later. That Tuesday night plan was their original intention, and they had a reason for it.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said that AEW wanted Tuesday Night Dynamite so it could stand for “TNT on TNT.” It makes sense, but their switch to Wednesday was WarnerMedia’s call. This is also why AEW simply refers to their show as “Dynamite.”
“You know why it’s just called “Dynamite? They wanted Tuesday Night Dynamite. Tuesday Night Dynamite — TNT on TNT. So everyone who says ‘Oh, NXT had Wednesday and they went ahead’ — no. They wanted Tuesday Night Dynamite. TNT decided ‘oh you’re going to be on Wednesday,” so it became Wednesday Night Dynamite which is not as cool as Tuesday Night Dynamite because now it’s WNT.”
TNT has the NBA to worry about on Tuesday nights, and they obviously didn’t want to sacrifice those games for pro wrestling. We’ll have to see what happens with AEW’s second show which is coming soon. They might be able to snag a Tuesday night show after all, but they might need to change AEW Dark’s air time.
“TNT on TNT” does have a nice ring to it, but TNT obviously had other plans.
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