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Rumor Killer On All Elite Wrestling Having To Buy TV Time To Air Weekly Show

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Multiple Bidders Interested In AEW Television

All Elite Wrestling is scheduled to begin airing their weekly television program beginning this October. A story surfaced today claiming the company will be paying for airtime on TNT this fall for a one hour program.

Dave Meltzer stated that this is not the case, and All Elite Wrestling will not be purchasing time to air their show, but the exact opposite.

Meltzer states multiple bidders have put in offers for the show, and that is the reason why a deal has yet to be signed.

One hour is false. Time buy is false. It’s the exact opposite. Look at sports rights, Bellator, Matchroom, UFC on ESPN, people are offering tons of money both for weekly live programming and also to get their streaming services starting. That’s the reason this thing is starting this year.

One of the reasons the deal hasn’t been signed yet is because of multiple bidders.

Last week a story surfaced that Warner Media is planning to present All Elite Wrestling to potential advertisers at the TV Upfronts next month in New York City. According to Meltzer, no deal has been signed yet.

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AEW’s Tony Khan Reponds To CM Punk And Takes Shots At WWE’s Saudi Arabia Travel Issues

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Tony Khan Throws Shade At WWE

Earlier today, CM Punk announced “no one is safe” on tomorrow’s edition of WWE Backstage.

Punk plans on speaking his mind during his first official appearance as an analyst on WWE’s late night studio show on FS1.

Punk stated, “It IS weird trying to catch up on 5+ years of rasslin’, I’m doing what I can. There’s bright spots, mostly women from what I can tell. There’s BAD too. I’m gonna talk about it, and no one is safe. Join us.” He tagged Renee Young, Booker T, WWE on FOX, Vince McMahon, and Tony Khan in his tweet,

Tony Khan responded by throwing shade at WWE’s recent travel incident in Saudi Arabia.

Khan replied, “No one is safe? Sounds like a plane full of wrestlers in Saudi Arabia!”

WWE Backstage will air on FS1 at 11 pm ET with host Booker T and Renee Young. Former WCW Champion David Arquette will be a guest, and take part in the “promo school” segment.

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AEW Announces Nine-Day “Bash at the Beach” Fan Extravaganza, Including Two Dynamite Specials

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Today, AEW announced they will present two Dynamite shows under the ‘Bash At The Beach’ banner.

Bash at The Beach was a traditional WCW pay-per-view, which was trademarked by Cody Rhodes this past March.

AEW has teamed up with Chris Jericho’s ‘Rock N’ Rager’ at sea to present additional events during the annual cruise which travels from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas.

Check out the press release below.

Two Dynamite shows on Land & Sea Plus Nine Outrageous Days of Wrestling, Special Events, Live Music and Non-Stop Action from Miami to the Bahamas 

MIAMI, FL (Nov. 18, 2019) — AEW today announced “Bash at the Beach,” an unprecedented, nine-day experience for superfans that features two Dynamite shows, a cruise onboard Chris Jericho’s tricked-out party ship, and non-stop entertainment in between. 

The adventure begins on Wednesday, Jan. 15, when AEW Dynamite takes over the Watsco Center at the University of Miami for a Bash at the Beach themed episode, and continues with Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea, sailing round-trip from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, on Jan. 20-24. 

High-octane bouts with the biggest names from AEW will be filmed from Jericho’s sold-out Norwegian Pearl ship, including the Jan. 22 episode of Dynamite on TNT. The history-making event will be bubbling with exclusive opportunities to meet AEW’s star-studded roster, as well as non-stop wrestling, rock ‘n’ roll, live podcasts, paranormal explorations, talent-hosted activities, autograph sessions, parties and more. 

“AEW’s Bash at the Beach events will deliver nine unforgettable days of wrestling and much more from the hottest company in the business today,” said Chris Jericho. “Thousands of the Friends Of Jericho onboard the SOLD OUT ‘Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea’ will have the experience of their lives, and now millions more will be able to watch AEW Dynamite along with us, as we break out the bubbly together from Miami to the Bahamas.” 

Tickets for the Jan. 15 Bash at the Beach show in Miami go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22, at noon ET. Tickets for the show will be available for purchase exclusively at www.AEWTIX.com. For your chance to join the party at sea, sign up for the waitlist at www.chrisjerichocruise.com. 

About AEW AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new 

spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in Jacksonville, ALL OUT in Chicago, and FULL GEAR in Baltimore. AEW is broadcasting two-hour weekly shows on TNT (U.S.) on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The action-packed matches take place in different cities across the nation each Wednesday. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube). 

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Cody Rhodes Injury Update, Not Medically Cleared For Action Following AEW Full Gear

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Cody Rhodes is not medically cleared for in-ring action following his AEW Championship match against Chris Jericho Saturday night at AEW Full Gear.

All Elite Wrestling issued a statement indicating Rhodes suffered costochondral separation, sometimes known as a rib separation during his match with Chris Jericho at the PPV.

Rhodes also received 8 stitches following a nasty bump on the entrance ramp which split him open above his eyebrow.

Tony Khan stated during a post-event media scrum, Cody was cleared to continue to the match after ringside physician Dr. Sampson gave the green light.

It’s unknown when Cody will be next evaluated to compete inside an AEW ring.

 

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