Since AEW had signed a television deal with TNT, there’s been rumors about additional programming by the promotion.
Currently, AEW airs Dynamite, its flagship two-hour weekly program, and AEW Dark, a one-hour show that is broadcasted on YouTube.
Having a new show that is a one-hour format is something that AEW President Tony Khan discussed while appearing on Eric Bischoff’s “83 Weeks” podcast.
Cody Rhodes did an interview with ESPN where he was asked about the latest on AEW’s broadcast schedule and whether there will be a third hour or second show.
Rhodes stated that in the next four to six weeks there should be more details about it.
“I think probably in four to six weeks I’ll have a firmer answer on that. That’s still very much the case. The format of that show might be different. It might rely on the production we have in place already, it might not. I know we’ve got all kinds of different plans converging on what we want.
The goal of what the third hour would be is to showcase a different crop of talent from AEW. It’s very hard when you have this much talent and you only have a single weekly show. It’s hard to keep people in the mix. As a wrestler, it’s even hard to train for. The only way to train for wrestling is still wrestling. It’s been an adjustment, even without the pandemic.”
Rhodes also talked about his dream opponent for the AEW TNT Title, Rusev, Zack Ryder, and more. Check out the full interview here.