AEW Called 'Sleeper Hit' For TNT By Network President

All eyes in the wrestling industry are focused on October 4 and All Elite Wrestling's debut on the TNT Network.

With a stacked card that features the crowning of the first-ever AEW Women's Champion and The Elite facing off against Chris Jericho and two mystery partners, the sold-out show from the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.was the first of several sell-outs for the upcoming TV show. 

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Speaking with Variety, Kevin Reilly, the President of TNT called AEW a sleeper hit of the season for the network.

"It’s very counter-intuitive to launch a new league at the height of the WWE," he said. "But I have a lot of reasons why it makes sense where the opportunity is. We’re not taking down the WWE but I think this is going to be surprising." He concluded.

With the first three television tapings sold out for the promotion and two more venues to be announced on Monday, things are trending upward for the AEW revolution.

However, before AEW can get to TNT, the All Elite crew has to go to Sears Centre in Chicago and put all of their efforts towards their next traditional pay-per-view event, ALL OUT.

At ALL OUT, championships will be decided and the promotion will truly start to take shape as they head into the era of weekly television. An AEW Title defense had already been confirmed for the third television taping from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well. 

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