AEW has been at the mercy of the NHL and NBA since both leagues started their playoffs. Rampage has been shuffled around several times as hockey has bumped them from their Friday night timeslot at 10 PM. This week, Rampage will be the go-home show for Double or Nothing, and we still don’t know exactly when it will air.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed the possibilities. Fortunately for AEW, the Tampa Bay Lightning swept the Florida Panthers, so there will only be one potential game on Friday night. The St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche series could end on Wednesday night. If it does, Rampage would air in its normal time slot.

“For Rampage, we probably should talk more about this Friday. So, the deal, when we talked last night, things were up in the air. Things are still up in the air, but they’re not nearly as up in the air. So, the decision has been made for the Friday show in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, if you’re there live, the show will start at 3 PM Pacific time. At 3:30, they will start Rampage, from 3:30 to 4:30 and then they’ll do more matches after that.

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers in the NHL game tonight so that basically means that Tampa Bay swept the series 4-0. That series is over, so there will not be two NHL games on Friday night, which makes things much, much easier for AEW because if there were two games, they were going to have to run the 5:30 time slot, at 2:30 Pacific and they were going to have to start the show at 2 on a Friday local time, which was going to be difficult. Even 3 on a Friday local time is not the greatest time, but that’s the time it’s going to be.


The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues, it’s 3-1 in favor of the Avalanche. So they have the fifth game of the series, will be Wednesday night against Dynamite. If Colorado wins, that series is also over. If that’s the case, there will be no NHL games, so Rampage will air at 10 PM, it’s normal time and it will be followed immediately by the countdown. If the Blues win, then there will be game 6 on Friday, in which case, it will be starting at 6:30 Pacific until 7:30 and then after the game, the countdown show will air, so the game would be from 7 to probably about, you know, with everything, post-game, and everything, probably around 10, which is interesting, because that would be the normal timeslot, 10 o’clock.”

AEW fans will want to do some scoreboard watching on Wednesday night during Dynamite. If Colorado wins, Rampage will air at 6:30 PM. If St. Louis wins, the show will get bumped until after their game six, which faces off at 7 PM on Friday. Time will tell, but the start time for this week’s Rampage is still very much up in the air.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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