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Rumor Killer? AEW To Pay For TV Spot OR In Bid With Multiple Bidders For TV Spot?

Posted By: Krysti on Apr 18, 2019

Rumor Killer? AEW To Pay For TV Spot OR In Bid With Multiple Bidders For TV Spot?

Originally reported on 411 Wrestling Podcast, Tony Maglio originally reported following:

"My understanding based on the people I’ve spoken to is that it would be more AEW paying for its time on TNT than Turner paying AEW for its show. Another very good wrestling reporter and I had been talking about whether that would be the case or whether it would be a revenue share, and we’d both heard rumblings and talked to people. Maybe a couple of months ago it might have been a little bit of a different story. But the truth is, when you’re talking to Turner, [they’re] a very well-established, very well-off company inside of gigantic parent company…it’s not the UFC. It’s not WWE, it’s not MLB. They have MLB, they have NBA. They know what they have to pay for. And I think currently, AEW has way more to prove than Turner has in terms of trying to get them to come to their networks. I think AEW needs this deal more than Turner does."

However, Dave Meltzer updated fans on the story via his forum saying:

“Time buy is false. It’s the exact opposite,” wrote Meltzer. “One of the reasons the deal hasn’t been signed yet is because of multiple bidders."

With that, it would not be surprising if a major TV network wanting a program to prove themselves before ponying up money as has shows such as Impact with Fox Sports Net and Ultimate Fighter. We'll keep you updated on the story as it develops.

Source: 411 Wrestling Podcast & Dave Meltzer Tags: #aew #tnt

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