Report: Update On The Odds Of AEW TV Being Cancelled Following WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger

What next for AEW and WarnerMedia?

While All Elite Wrestling's TV deal with WarnerMedia runs until the end of 2023, the contract's future is unclear beyond that, especially since the Discovery and WarnerMedia megamerger in April which saw both companies bring together their TV, movie, and news operations. 

Changes could be on the horizon within the corporation, but a key executive within WarnerMedia told Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter 'it would take someone who just hates wrestling' for there to be any risk of AEW being cancelled.

If AEW can expect a significant increase in rights fees from 2024 with WarnerMedia is another matter, though, and Meltzer noted the cutbacks within the TV company 'were not a good sign in that regard' for Tony Khan's promotion. 

AEW's weekly TV shows and other programming have aired on TNT and TBS since the inaugural episode of Dynamite in October 2019. 

The promotion and WarnerMedia signed a new agreement a few months later worth $175 million over four years. AEW then introduced a second weekly TV show, Rampage, in August 2021. 

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