NEW YORK — An executive with Warner Bros. Discovery is confirming that there are other shows in the works for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
The executive, Kathleen Finch, confirms in a report that other “shoulder” AEW shows are in the works.
Currently, Warner Bros. Discovery airs AEW Dynamite on TBS and Rampage on TNT, channels that are among their portfolio. There have been discussions involving Ring of Honor Wrestling, but nothing has come from those conversations.
In recent months, Warner Bros. Discovery has been making a number of changes to content plans. However, it appears to be more of a benefit to AEW rather than a rumored detriment.
Finch, the chairwoman and chief content officer for WBD’s U.S. group, spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about those plans. The plans include more AEW content from outside the wrestling ring.
“We really play in the sports space,” Finch said. “One of the things that we’re doing around sports is creating shoulder programming to hold onto those fans.”
Finch says that AEW pulls huge numbers, stating, “We are working with the wrestling team to figure out what new kind of content we can build that’s not in a wrestling ring.”
AEW had non-ring content in 2021
AEW and TNT collaborated in 2021 for the “Rhodes To The Top” series focusing on the lives of Cody and Brandi Rhodes. The stars departed from the promotion in February, with Cody returning to WWE at WrestleMania. Brandi Rhodes remains a free agent. Rhodes was also involved in the “Go-Big Show,” which debuted in January 2021. It is currently unknown if he will be returning should the show be picked up for a third season.
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