• WCW Legend Tells Tony Khan To Advertise AEW’s New Show During SmackDown
On an episode of his weekly podcast ’83 Weeks’, former WCW President Eric Bischoff talked about the recent news regarding Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling promotion, including their weekly show AEW Dynamite moving from TNT to TBS in January 2022, plus them getting a second weekly TV show, called AEW Rampage.
AEW Rampage will air on Friday nights, but won’t go head-to-head with WWE’s SmackDown as Rampage will begin at 10 PM EST, when SmackDown is already over.
Here’s what the 2021 WWE Hall of Famer had to say:
“I think the whole move is a giant bonus. I think it’s a brilliant move. Let’s look at it, and I don’t know how much money is involved, it doesn’t matter.
Here’s what happened; AEW is moving from TNT on a Wednesday night at 8 PM over to TBS on a Wednesday night at 8 PM. The audience is going to find them, there’s not going to be a loss of audience.
It’s not going to change a thing so there’s no net loss. There’s no net gain, I don’t think there will be a net gain, but I could be wrong.
But let’s just say it’s a neutral move, it’s a lateral move. Didn’t hurt, didn’t help, it just is. But they got a show on Friday night following SmackDown. Guess what I’m doing if I’m Turner? Tony, are you listening?
I’m buying local advertising inside of SmackDown in all of the markets in this country that I want to promote my shows in, live events or otherwise. And while people are watching SmackDown, I’m going to be telling them ‘hey, when SmackDown’s over, guess what we’re doing over here?’ And you’re going to drag some of that audience with you. That’s not a positive, that’s a giant positive, a giant net gain.
So they risk nothing, they get an extra hour of television which is going to be additional revenue, how much we don’t know.
And they’re going to be able to draft off of SmackDown.
How does that suck?”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 26, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1997 PPV.
The card can be found here:
Super Calo, Juventud Guerrera & Hector Garza vs. Damien, Ciclope & La Parka
Psicosis vs. Alex Wright
Wrath vs. Mark Starr
Konnan vs. Villano IV
The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono
The Barbarian vs. Jim Powers
The Giant vs. Johnny Swinger, Jerry Flynn & Rick Fuller
Harlem Heat vs. Jeff Jarrett & Steve McMichael