It’s unlikely that Eric Bischoff will tune in to AEW’s upcoming third weekly wrestling show. Reports from earlier this month indicate that AEW and Warner Bros. Discovery are collaborating on a new program, which will be akin to Dynamite and Rampage.
During an episode of his “Strictly Business” podcast, Bischoff expressed his disapproval of the notion of additional in-ring content from AEW. He stated,
“Good for them, I think it’s stupid. I think it’s a dumb move. Their product is soft on television as it is, their core product is inconsistent and that’s being really really kind, in terms of creative.
Having another hour of television, and maybe it’s just an economic opportunity that’s too hard to say no to and I understand that, but I am so unexcited about another hour of AEW until I see a couple of hours of it that I find compelling and I haven’t seen that in a long time.”
According to Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men radio show on Youtube, AEW and Warner Bros Discovery, the parent company of TBS & TNT, are nearing an agreement to launch a third TV show as part of their weekly schedule. The official announcement of the new show is expected within the next month.
While the details are not yet confirmed, the rumored timeslot for the new AEW show is on TBS at 6:05 PM ET on Saturdays, which is reminiscent of the timeslot for the old WCW Saturday Night TV show from the 80s and 90s. However, Zarian was unable to verify this information.
Fightful Select reported that AEW’s top talent has not been informed about the possible new show. The Saturday night timeslot is currently a popular rumor, but nothing has been confirmed.
Furthermore, another new AEW show named All Access will debut on TBS after Dynamite last night
The basics are simple. If the show does not go out live then the spoilers will be all over the internet and the viewing figures will dive which is not good for AEW and not good for the Network.
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