AEW is going through yet another change as they are prepared to introduce a new television show on Saturday nights. That new show, supposedly called Collision, will start airing on Saturdays with a roster reportedly headed up by CM Punk. Sadly, that change will come with AEW nixing their YouTube shows.
AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation are the company’s two weekly YouTube shows. Now, they are going to put those shows out of order, because the new deal for Collision comes with Warner Bros Discovery’s exclusively to the company’s content.
Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that Collision’s impending debut will bring an end to AEW Dark and AEW Dark Evolution, but it’s all in the greater plan.
With All Elite Collision starting soon, it looks like AEW’s broadcast plans are changing, per Andrew Zarian. Fite had recently indicated that AEW Dark: Elevation was ending its three year run. However, it doesn’t look to be the only show ending. Broadcast sources indicated to Fightful that AEW Dark would also be wrapping sooner than later. The show has been airing on Youtube since October 2019. Those that we spoke to indicated that almost all AEW programming would be appearing on WBD platforms moving forward.
It was also noted that, “talent being looked at will still get opportunities, it will just more than likely be on the Ring of Honor brand. To the best of our knowledge, ROH broadcasts are not a part of this new, altered deal. We’re expecting a new or altered AEW television deal with WBD to be announced this month.”
Fans might miss seeing AEW content on YouTube, but that is going to open the door for more opportunities on television. AEW is set to have three shows on Warner Bros Discovery networks, and only time will tell how the viewership is distributed.
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