TNT launching AEW: Collision
May 18, 2023
By Nik Roseveare
TNT is launching a second night of professional wrestling with a new flagship series, AEW: Collision, airing on Saturday nights in the US.
Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros Discovery, made the announcement during the company’s 2023 Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City, revealing that the show will debut on June 17th. This live, two-hour, in-ring show will air every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. ET and feature feature talent including Miro (pictured), Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs and Andrade El Idolo.
Since the launch of AEW: Dynamite four years ago, AEW’s footprint has more than doubled across TNT and TBS. Along with AEW: Dynamite, Friday night’s AEW: Rampage, the recent docuseries AEW: All Access, and now AEW: Collision, AEW has reached 23 million total viewers so far this year across all of its shows on TBS and TNT
“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with AEW: Collision, which gives fans two more hours every week,” comment Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming. “AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch. Adding Collision to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to AEW: Dynamite on TBS.”
“With the addition of AEW: Collision on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The debut of Collision is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019. Collision will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
In the UK, AEW: Dynamite, AEW: Rampage and AEW: All Access are all available to watch on ITV4 and FITE. There is currently no information on when/where AEW: Collision will air in the region.