On April 27, the NHL and Turner officially announced a seven-year media rights agreement that will see regular-season, Stanley Cup Playoff and Stanley Cup Final games televised on TNT and TBS. The deal is set to begin in the 2021-22 season.
With the NHL coming to TNT next season, many fans have wondered what that could mean for AEW Dynamite on Wednesdays. The NHL found a home Wednesday nights on NBC Sports with that night hosting its marquee games of the week.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan commented on the possibility of AEW moving off Wednesday nights.
"I know Wednesday night is our slot and our home," said Khan. "I'm thrilled with our partnership with TNT. It's the lifeblood of our company and our primary revenue source. It's the way most fans get exposed to AEW and see our show. Every Wednesday that we do Dynamite, for a lot of wrestling fans, it's a really important night of the week. I want everyone rest assured that they're not going to have to worry about these kind of major....we have a contract with over two and a half years left for Wednesday nights in this slot. If there was ever an opportunity to move or a deal to be had, I would consider it. If we did something, it would have to be a really good deal for AEW and make sense for us. As it stands right now, that is the spot we're in. If we move, I would certainly consider a deal if there was something in it for AEW."
AEW has been on Wednesday nights since Dynamite premiered on TNT in October 2019.
Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that no decision has been made on which nights the NHL will air.
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