Tony Khan Confirms AEW Collision Is An Addition To TV Deal With Warner Bros. Discovery
Tony Khan has spoken of AEW’s deal with Warner Bros. Discovery ahead of Collision debut
With the recent announcement that AEW Collision is set to debut on June 17 from Chicago’s United Center, anticipation is building for the launch of All Elite Wrestling’s new Saturday night show, and the expected return of CM Punk.
The addition of a new show to AEW and TNT’s schedule prompted suggestions that AEW had come to terms on a new agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery, but AEW President Tony Khan was quick to correct any assumptions as to the state of AEW’s TV deal, saying the following during the pre-Double or Nothing media call:
"The scope of the deal, as it is, the length is the same. I don’t want to get too deep into those conversations, but the length of the term is the same and this is an addition to what we had already put together.
“Everybody was really excited about the success of AEW on TBS and TNT. They reached out to us and gave us a great opportunity. I think it spoke highly of AEW that this show and the idea of more AEW programming goes all the to the top to Mr. (David) Zaslav, who is one of the most powerful and intelligent in all of media. He likes what we’re doing with AEW on TBS and TNT and it was literally his idea for there to be more AEW on TNT. I’m very grateful for that.
“We’re going to do our best to make sure Collision is a great show and also maintaining a great show with Rampage and also take Dynamite to new heights. That’s a great challenge for us and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Khan.
AEW's TV deal with WBD is set to expire at the end of 2023 but the media conglomerate has an option year to extend the deal until the end of 2024.