All Elite Wrestling starts their own weekly episodic programming from October 2nd, and as participants of the ‘Wednesday Night Wars’, the company is trying its best to stay ahead of the competition.
AEW is strategically planning the locations of the shows, as mentioned by Cody Rhodes last month. The company is trying to book their shows only at wrestling friendly arenas, with the schedule for the first five weeks revealed as of now.
The two most popular superstars in the company, Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho, were announced for the fourth and fifth show, on Twitter. Both the superstars are major acquisitions of the company and were World Champions in WWE.
Moxley will star in the show set to take place from Pittsburgh, while Jericho will bring his experience to the final show of October from West Virginia.
Both the superstars are currently scheduled to compete at AEW All Out, the final PPV of the company before the weekly programming begins on TNT. Moxley will compete against Kenny Omega while Chris Jericho will take on Hangman Page in the main event of the evening to crown the first-ever AEW World Champion.
Chris Jericho has also been announced for the debut episode of AEW on TNT, where he takes on The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), alongside two mystery partners.
AEW announcing select names for every episode means that all the talent won’t be available each week, contrary to the way WWE is presented. In WWE, all the full-time superstars feature on programming each week.
AEW is making announcements for the shows on a daily basis, and the AEW World Championship along with the AEW Women’s Championship will be defended on the third show of the company, which will be broadcast on 16th October.
The first episode will be broadcast live on TNT at 8.00 PM on 2nd October 2019.