More details regarding AEW’s new show Rampage
As previously noted, AEW Dynamite will be moving from TNT to TBS starting in January of 2022 and it was also announced that the new one-hour show AEW Rampage will premiere in August.
While appearing on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the news…
“So, I have renegotiated our contract with TNT and TBS and we have made a great agreement and I’m very excited about it. First of all, we are launching a third hour of wrestling that I’ve talked about a lot. It will be Friday nights at 10 pm. It will be in addition to Dynamite on Wednesdays 8-10. So, we’re launching a new show called ‘Rampage’. I’m really excited about it and I wanted to do it for a long time, and it was part of our original extension over a year ago. So, we’re doing another show Friday nights [at] 10 pm called Rampage and we’ll continue doing Dynamite Wednesdays 8-10.”
“We knew that another show was coming this year and I’ve been saying it for a long time that we were going to add another night, one hour. I didn’t want to do three hours of Dynamite. They asked at one point if I wanted to do three hours of Dynamite, it came up about doing a third hour and I said, ‘I really believe in doing it on another night’. This timeslot is really good for the fans to keep a great night of wrestling fresh on Friday nights and so, at 10 pm, you’re going to have a great option to come watch Rampage. I promise Rampage isn’t going to be a secondary show, Rampage is going to be the partner of Dynamite, the equivalent of Dynamite. We have these two strong franchises – Dynamite and Rampage – and they are our two weekly core properties.” (quotes courtesy of PostWrestling.com)
"I didn't wanna do 3 hours of Dynamite…it came up about a 3rd hour & I said, 'I really believe on doing it another night'."
Talking to @davidlagreca1 & @TheMarkHenry, @TonyKhan broke major news on the future of @AEW Television 😮#AEWDynamite @tntdrama @TBSNetwork #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/41Pj0qJf32
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 19, 2021