NHL TV Deal With Turner Sports Won’t Impact AEW Dynamite


Earlier this month, WWE and the USA Network moved NXT from Wednesday nights to Tuesday nights, which ended the Wednesday Night Wars with AEW Dynamite, due to the belief that since NBCSN would be shutting down this fall, NHL games would air on Wednesday nights on the USA Network. 

NBC Sports opted not to renew its long-running deal with NHL and Turner Sports has now signed up to share the TV rights for the league with ESPN. Turner is the parent company of TNT. 

Dave Meltzer talked about the situation on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, and how this new broadcast deal could affect All Elite Wrestling on TNT.

According to Meltzer, he’s seen people saying the NHL will go to TBS and others saying it will go to TNT. NHL usually has a big Wednesday TV game, but based on what he’s heard so far, this new TV deal with the NHL and Turner Sports “will not affect AEW.” He added, “AEW will stay in its timeslot, and NHL will probably end up on TBS or a different night.”

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