It was rumored last month that wrestling could be finding it's home back on a station that formerly housed wrestling for over twenty years. Some fans may not be aware of the previous history that Turner Broadcasting had with wrestling other than it's association being World Championship Wrestling's parent company. Prior to WCW being on the network other wrestling companies called another property under the Turner umbrella home they include: Jim Crockett Promotions, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Universal Wrestling Federation, and World Wrestling Federation.
Originally WTBS was the home of wrestling in the early decades; but World Championship Wrestling wouldn't find a home on TNT until Monday Nitro was put on the table. From there wrestling went hand and hand with TNT until the end of the company in the spring of 2001, this also lined up with when both TNT & TBS were changing directions. Remember "We Know Drama!" In my opinion, a Turner property was the last place that that I thought AEW would end up based on their past in the wrestling business. Not much is known about the deal other than it does leave the door open for social media opportunities with Turner Broadcasting owning the Bleacher Report. The opportunities will begin on Saturday with Double or Nothing actually streaming on Bleacher Report Live.
Overall trying to figure out how it happened is unnecessary and would be a waste of time, because it being beside the point and the fact that I should just focus on them being on television. It is incredible to think that this fall we will have wrestling on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and I believe Friday with Smackdown moving back to the old day. Even though WWE & AEW will not be colliding head to head it will still change the wrestling world just based on another company will be on television and will be very different then the WWE. From here we need to wait and see what happens, but everything begins on Saturday May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Double or Nothing.