The league, which counts Tony Khan as its President and CEO, as well as former-WWE star Cody Rhodes as its EVP, has been a massive hit both in terms of fan response and ratings.
WarnerMedia announced on Wednesday that not only has it extended its deal with All Elite Wrestling, the new wrestling league that launched only a year ago, but that there will also be an additional night of AEW - a second show that has received a straight-to-series order.
According to the press release, in the three months since it launched, AEW Dynamite has "reached almost 32 million people across all platforms" and noted that the show "also delivers the youngest wrestling audience on television". According to Tony Maglio from the Wrap, TNT, TBS, and truTV president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that AEW Dark will be coming to the TNT Network. "What virtually no one realized at the time was Kevin Reilly and TNT were committed to this very same movement from Day One, and their belief in us made it possible for AEW to think and act big from the start". "The fans have spoken and after only three months, we have seen AEW shake up the wrestling world and this will only continue as we build upon this momentum". Details on that new series indicate that it will be a one-hour weekly wrestling show that will be taped on the same night that Dynamite tapings take place. "We're now making the ultimate statement that the team of AEW and TNT is here to stay and to bring fans more of the great wrestling that the fans demand and deserve".
AEW has separate television deals in countries such as the UK, Canada, France and Germany.