Report: AEW Scraps Dark & Dark: Elevation
AEW Dark & Dark: Elevation are finished
All Elite Wrestling's YouTube shows are reportedly no more.
Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast tweeted that AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation have ended for the time being due to the promotion's new deal for Collision. The rumoured Saturday night show is set to premiere on June 17 with CM Punk's return and the new series will air on TNT in the United States.
According to Zarian, part of the deal for Collision means AEW content is exclusive to Warner Bros. Discovery platforms in the United States.
"AEW Dark and Dark Elevation have ended for the time being. This in part has to do with AEW signing a new deal for AEW Collision to air on Saturdays. Part of the new deal is that AEW Wrestling content will exclusively air on WBD. As of today, this doesn't include ROH," Zarian tweeted.
AEW Dark premiered back on October 8, 2019, only days after the first episode of Dynamite on October 2. While the show was initially used as a supplement to Dynamite, it quickly became filled with squash matches during the pandemic to pad out talent's win-loss records.
Dark: Elevation was introduced in March 2021, airing on Monday nights, and served a similar purpose to Dark. The Monday night show was believed to have been scrapped after a recent FITE listing claimed the April 24 show was the final episode.