AEW will introduce new show for fans on June 17th, whether they like it or not. Collision is coming every Saturday night from 8 PM to 10 PM, blocking off another two hours of watching for pro wrestling fans. It seems that TNT will also be a hard channel to keep consistent every week.

Warner Bros Discovery also makes a ton of money on live sports. TNT Sports hosts many important games during the year, and those ratings and advertising dollars are impossible to pass up.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that it is very likely that AEW Collision will have to change some things around for TNT Sports. After all, the channel had live sports on 11 of the 52 Saturdays in 2022.

With Collision upcoming, we’ve noted that the show will be preempted frequently for sports. Last year TNT aired live sports on 11 of the 52 Saturday nights in prime time, which were mostly NHL playoffs and NCAA March Madness Division I playoff games, but also one MLB playoff game, the NBA All-Star Saturday night and a golf special event. This year s far it has done so five times, which was a Saturday night soccer match with the U.S. team, the All-Star Saturday night, one NBA playoff game, one NHL playoff game and one NCAA Division I playoff game. Given the climate one would expect all of those things would remain so preemptions would be just about one a month on average, although highest in March and May during playoffs


AEW will have quite a battle ahead of them with a new Saturday television show. That is a hard time slot for anyone, especially for a pro wrestling company that already has three other hours of content on the air earlier in the week.

We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Ringside News. Only time will tell how AEW handles those constant preemptions, but it appears that they are still carrying on with their plan.

What’s your take on AEW Collision? Do you plan on watching the show each week? Sound off in the comments!

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