AEW Dynamite

All Elite Wrestling professional wrestling television program

AEW Dynamite is a professional wrestling show made by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It is shown on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). It first started airing on October 2, 2019. It is viewed as AEW's flagship program.

AEW Dynamite
Dynamite's set since March 6, 2024. The same set is also used for Rampage
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byTony Khan
StarringAEW roster
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes226
Production
Running time120 minutes (televised)
Original release
NetworkTNT (2019–2021)
TBS (2022–present)
ReleaseOctober 2, 2019

Dynamite airs on TBS in the United States,[1] TSN in Canada,[2] TUDN in Mexico,[3] ITV network in the United Kingdom,[4] DMAX in Germany,[5] Toonami in France,[6] Sky Sport in Italy,[7] and ESPN2 in Oceania.[8]

History change

On May 15, 2019, it was announced that TNT would air Dynamite. This was the first time that a professional wrestling weekly program was shown on TNT since WCW Monday Nitro from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) ended on March 26, 2001.[9] Livestreaming would be streamed on B/R Live.

In August 2019, WWE announced that they would be moving NXT in the same time slot as Dynamite, which would have them end up competing with each other and would help usher in the Wednesday Night Wars.[10] An average of 1.409 million viewers tuned into the debut episode of Dynamite. This was the largest television debut on TNT in the last five years.[11] The war ended when WWE announced that they were moving NXT to Tuesdays on April 13, 2021.[12]

On January 5, 2022, Dynamite moved networks from TNT to TBS.[13]

Commentator history change

Commentators Dates
Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Tony Schiavone October 2, 2019 (2019-10-02) – June 22, 2022 (2022-06-22)
Jim Ross and Excalibur November 27, 2019 (2019-11-27)
Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Taz January 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)
February 26, 2020 (2020-02-26) (2nd hour)
March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)
July 15, 2020 (2020-07-15) (1st hour)
September 30, 2020 (2020-09-30)
July 6, 2022 (2022-07-06) – August 3, 2022 (2022-08-03) (2nd hour)[14]
Tony Schiavone, Cody, and Kenny Omega March 25, 2020 (2020-03-25)
Tony Schiavone and Cody April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01) (1st hour)
Tony Schiavone and Colt Cabana April 1, 2020 (2020-04-01) (2nd hour)
Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho April 8, 2020 (2020-04-08) – April 29, 2020 (2020-04-29)
Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Chris Jericho June 10, 2020 (2020-06-10) (1st hour)
July 1, 2020 (2020-07-01)
September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
November 4, 2020 (2020-11-04)
December 30, 2020 (2020-12-30) – January 6, 2021 (2021-01-06)
June 30, 2021 (2021-06-30)
Jim Ross, Excalibur, and Chris Jericho July 15, 2020 (2020-07-15) (2nd hour)
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Taz July 29, 2020 (2020-07-29) – August 22, 2020 (2020-08-22)
September 8, 2021 (2021-09-08)
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Chris Jericho August 27, 2020 (2020-08-27)
Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and CM Punk September 15, 2021 (2021-09-15) (1st hour)
September 29, 2021 (2021-09-29)
October 16, 2021 (2021-10-16)
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Adam Page, MJF, and Taz December 1, 2021 (2021-12-01)
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Taz December 8, 2021 (2021-12-08) – December 22, 2021 (2021-12-22)
June 29, 2022 (2022-06-29) – August 3, 2022 (2022-08-03) (1st hour)
September 7, 2022 (2022-09-07) – present[15]
Jim Ross, Excalibur, Taz, and William Regal June 29, 2022 (2022-06-29) (2nd hour)
Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Taz July 27, 2022 (2022-07-27)
August 10, 2022 (2022-08-10) – August 31, 2022 (2022-08-31)
Excalibur and Taz September 27, 2023 (2023-09-27)

References change

  1. "Mega-Hit "AEW: Dynamite" Moves to TBS January 5TH, 2022". Warner Bros. Discovery. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  2. "TSN announces new partnership with All Elite Wrestling, becoming Canadian home of AEW Dynamite". The Sports Network. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  3. "AEW Dynamite & Collision To Air On VIX In Mexico Beginning July 5". Fightful. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  4. "Announcement - New Schedule". ITV Network. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  5. "AEW wechselt deutschen TV-Sender". Sport1. Retrieved 2023-10-03.
  6. "La ligue AEW arrive en exclusivité sur @ToonamiFR !". WarnerMedia France. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  7. "Un'estate lunga un anno: una stagione di sport da vivere su Sky Sport". Sky Sport. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  8. "AEW announce major broadcast rights deal with ESPN for Australian, New Zealand viewers". Sporting News. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  9. "AEW TV deal: Weekly show to air live on TNT with Turner also streaming pay-per-views". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  10. "WWE's 'NXT' Moves to USA Network as Wrestling Competition Heats Up". Variety. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  11. "TNT's 'All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite' Debut Buries USA Network's 'NXT' in Ratings". The Wrap. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  12. "WWE Renews NXT Deal With USA Network, Moves Show to Tuesday Nights". Variety. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  13. "'AEW: Dynamite' Shifting To TBS in 2022 As All Elite Wrestling Franchise Expands With 'AEW Rampage'". Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  14. "Jim Ross Says His Commentary Hours Changed To Give The Middle Of AEW Dynamite A Boost". Fightful. Retrieved October 28, 2023.
  15. "'AEW: Dynamite' Shifting To TBS in 2022 As All Elite Wrestling Franchise Expands With 'AEW Rampage'". Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2023.

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