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Tony Khan Comments On Possibility of Expanding AEW Dynamite to Three Hours

May 30, 2024 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with CBS Sports, AEW President Tony Khan weighed in on the possibility of expanding Dynamite to three hours. Only two other major wrestling TV shows have done that, with WCW Nitro and WWE RAW. Here are highlights:

On possibly expanding Dynamite to three hours: “I love being able to do more follow-up with things that happened earlier in the night with more time. Being able to cover more wrestlers and tell more stories, utilize more of the roster. I think it gives more opportunities when we have that three-hour block.”

On Will Ospreay cutting a bloody promo on social media instead of Dynamite: “If I had seen that I would have moved stuff around later in the third-hour block to get that on TV the same night. Those are the things you can do when you get really good footage and have more time to play with. There are all kinds of opportunities it creates to follow up. I’ve really enjoyed it.”

On weighing his options about a three-hour program: “You want to keep Dynamite as strong as possible. You look at the history of what happened with the two-hour wrestling show when that show was expanded to three hours. It’s interesting right now per hour the most we get per hour for any of our TV shows is Dynamite. Either way, five-hour weekly programming is the absolute minimum. So in some ways, you would say, ‘That would be a very lucrative opportunity.’ I think it’s a very interesting conversation to have about how many nights a week you allocate to programming. Is five hours the best? Should we do six?”

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