Variety has an article looking at AEW’s first year on TNT with its Dynamite weekly television series.
The piece has comments from WarnerMedia executives and AEW President Tony Khan.
Brett Weitz, general manager of TBS, TNT, and truTV, gave high praise to Khan for his ability to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic with storylines in AEW.
When the pandemic first started, AEW taped several episodes of Dynamite at one time then waiting a few weeks before holding another set of tapings. AEW ended up moving to Daily’s Place where they have since aired live episodes as well as tape every other week.
“I think where the rubber really met the road was during when COVID hit and watching Tony [Khan] really pivot and grow. And he was able to keep those storylines going and put so many great things together, even through a global pandemic, and that tells you everything you need to know about the DNA of that brand and that guy as a producer.”
The article mentioned how well AEW has done since making its debut on the cable network just one year ago. It highlighted Dynamite’s audience demographics in addition to launching the AEW action figure line
Sam Linsky, senior vice president and co-head of scripted originals for TBS, TNT, and truTV, also mentioned further AEW expansion within the WarnerMedia world.
You can check out the full article here, which has some comments from the likes of Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho, and Brandi Rhodes.