Tony Khan: TNT Are Already Very Happy With AEW Rampage
Keeping the network happy
Tony Khan has revealed TNT are already very happy with how AEW Rampage is tracking.
The new one-hour show is set to debut on Friday, August 13 and Khan discussed the debut during his weekly appearance on Busted Open Radio.
"As a wrestling fan and as a wrestling promoter, this is the best news we can get. TNT is so happy with how Rampage is tracking already. I think they think it's going to be a huge hit. There's definitely a lot of interest and we owe the people at TNT. They could not have rolled out the red carpet anymore for us. They have so much in terms of promoting the show. There's been ads all over the place. I watched Seinfeld on TBS last night when I checked into the hotel in Pittsburgh. Every time it went to break, there were Rampage commercials, which is great," Khan said.
"So it's on all kinds of shows, including other wrestling shows. And I really, really am happy that they're promoting it... Really, I think with two shows it's going to provide more opportunities, more upward mobility. But it's still going to be a star-driven show, Rampage, just like Dynamite is a star-driven show. And I think what Elevation and Dark have given us the ability to do is develop stars and get them TV ready. Now there's more TV real estate for everyone to work towards getting in there and fighting for."
Three championship matches have already been announced for the August 13 show in Pittsburgh. Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage for the IMPACT World Title will open the show. A TNT Championship match between Miro and Fuego Del Sol, and Britt Baker vs. Red Velvet for the AEW Women's World Title will then follow.
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