All Elite Wrestling’s elusive U.S. television deal is expected to be announced next Wednesday ahead of WarnerMedia’s upfront presentation in New York City.
Tony Maglio of The Wrap reports that the deal is expected to be announced one hour before the upfront presentation on Wednesday morning with AEW slated for a spot on the TNT lineup this fall.
The news of the announcement at the upfront presentation was first reported by Brian McMahon, who is better known as “Front Row Brian” when he posted this news on April 10th.
Maglio’s report adds that financial terms of the deal are not expected to be announced publicly and will be a key part of the story and whether AEW is able to secure a rights fee for the programming. The report also notes that Tony Khan and several AEW performers are expected on hand at the upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden.
The deal would see the return of professional wrestling to TNT, which was the home of WCW’s Monday Nitro from September 1995 until the promotion’s demise in March 2001.