AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. The overall product has gone through many changes, but still has what fans want to see. Tony Khan also made an interesting promise recently.
AEW currently has a television deal with WarnerMedia that will last till 2024. Dynamite has been airing on TBS because of the deal as well. With the way rights deals are going up, it’s easy to see that it is a possibility that AEW is set to make even more money.
While speaking with Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Tony Khan asked about how important the next TV deal is for All Elite Wrestling. Khan promised that the next media rights deal for the company will be historic.
“I’m incredibly grateful every day that AEW has this great relationship with Warner Bros. Discovery and we’ve done well for TBS and TNT with “Dynamite” and “Rampage” where we’re a strong performer for Warner Bros. Discovery on a weekly basis. I think there is still a lot of time left for the next rights deal, but we have a great thing happening right now and I do believe our future media rights will be important and frankly a very large revenue stream for AEW going forward, and I think that’s because of the great support we’ve had from the fans and the hard work of everybody backstage and the wrestlers every Wednesday and Friday, pulling it together and delivering great shows.
Whenever our next media right deal, the next one does kick in, it will be historic. It will be recorded in history because everything in wrestling is recorded in history into posterity. It will make history however it goes. Right now, everyone would expect very, very well. We expect it’s going to go very well for us based on how strong we’ve been performing.”
We will have to wait and see whether what Tony Khan said turns out to be true or not. Regardless, fans will continue to get their weekly fill of AEW for the time being.
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