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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TNT: Back In The Wrestling Business With AEW

The Hollywood Reporter has more details, but this was the most interesting part to me.

I went ahead and signed into B/R Live for the first time, and now I'm just waiting to see how much Double Or Nothing costs. At the right price, I'll definitely check it out. I also confirmed that B/R Live has a Roku channel so I'm all set to watch this thing if the price works for me.

The AEW press release on their Twitter account (@AEWrestling) is linked here as well.

Tony Maglio of The Wrap had previously weighed-in on the TNT/AEW thing and was asked the following by Ben Axelrod of WKYC, "Are you still under the impression they’re paying for the time slot? I haven’t seen any financial numbers since."

Tony's response via two Tweets which he didn't thread...Tweet 1, and Tweet 2.
A question I’m still trying to answer, but as you’ve probably guessed by now I’m no one’s best friend here. I never thought it was like an infomercial-type "time buy,” which was never my words, but I always believed there was no rights fee. I’m told in previous talks w/other leagues Turner was willing to pay production & split ad revenue. So, that’s a tweener deal between extremes. I can only personally guess that AEW got some version of that, or I can tell people what I’ve heard. Unsatisfying answers."
So we still don't know anything in that regard, but that doesn't much matter to me. Just thought it was interesting.