Tony Khan: The 1/1 Jacksonville AEW Dynamite Put Us Over The Top For TNT Extension

On Jan. 15 it was announced that TNT has extended AEW Dynamite through 2023. The announcement also stated that AEW would add a second show to its lineup, though details were not revealed.

Speaking on AEW Unrestricted, Khan discussed how the second show will help talent not featured on AEW Dynamite.

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"A two-hour television show and an additional one-hour television show as a complimentary show, I think is going to be strong. The development of a third hour of television is going to be huge for us. It will allow a lot of our young roster more exposure and more chances to work on television. As we know, in a two-hour Dynamite, you don't want to try and fit too much in. In the 14 shows we've done, the best shows we've done have been the shows where we let things breathe."

Khan continued, revealing that he believes the Jan. 1 Dynamite from Jacksonville pushed TNT towards finalizing the extension with AEW.

"A big show for us was that Jacksonville show we did on New Year's Day, which really turned the tide. It was one of the best shows we've done and we started talking about the four-year contract extension right after that show. It's like when a football player has a great game and the owner brings you in the next day. It's not because of this one game that you're getting a contract, it's a body of work, but that's the game that put you over the top. The Jacksonville show was the show that put us over the top to get the four-year deal," he said.

AEW will be back in Jacksonville next Wednesday for a special AEW Dynamite due to the show, originally scheduled to be live from Rochester, NY, being canceled. You can find full details on AEW's return to Jacksonville by clicking here.

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