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'."
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) May 19, 2021