During a recent recent appearance on The Maggie and Perloff Show, AEW President Tony Khan addressed the huge AEW announcement that’s coming this week. Khan confirmed that the upcoming announcement “does involve TNT.” He said,
“I have a big announcement. I can’t say exactly what it is, but I can say I did tease the involvement of TNT, and next week, we’ve got Wednesday Night Dynamite on TBS. So I did say, keep an eye on Wednesday Night Dynamite on TBS, but also, there might be something involving TNT that day.”
“It’s not going to be Inside the NBA, but that’s another good show on TNT. So there’s a lot of exciting stuff happening in AEW.”
On last Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite, Khan stated, “I think it’s clearer than ever that AEW can produce even more great content every week. I’d like you to stay tuned to TNT next Wednesday for a huge announcement. I’d like you to stay tuned to TNT next week for a huge announcement. And please join us next Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, where we’ll follow up on one of the most important announcements ever in the history of AEW.”
The big announcement is expected to be the new AEW primetime show, Collision, which will air on Saturday nights on TNT. The announcement will likely take place at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront Presentation on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
CM Punk will reportedly return to AEW for the debut episode of Collision slated for June 17 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
In a recent interview with Fox News, former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch spoke about his loyalty to the NWA and Billy Corgan, and lavished praised on the promotion.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
Trevor Murdoch on how he’s treated in NWA: “They treat me like I’m a part of the team. And when you treat me like that, I become the most loyal individual you’ll ever have. I’ll take a bullet for you. If I know that you’re willing to be there for me, to work hard for me, and give me every opportunity, then I return that in loyalty.”
On the opportunities he’s received in the company: “I always, as a wrestler, have always wanted the company that had a boss that just trusted me. To give me opportunities, to let me fail. Billy (Corgan) and the NWA have done that. They have given me the opportunities to go out there, and I tell them what I can do and what I’m gonna do in these matches. And they go, ‘OK, go do it.’ And they give me opportunities to prove that I’m a good wrestler. That I’m willing to go out there and put on a hell of a show and entertain these folks. Whereas, when I’ve worked for other companies, I haven’t gotten those opportunities.”
His thoughts on the competition in NWA: “Here in the NWA, I don’t have any major, like, favorite moment. The whole thing to me is favorable. I’m getting into the ring with like-minded individuals that, I may get crucified, they’re not a bunch of f***ing ****ies. I don’t know how to explain it. I apologize for my language, but I’ve hit some of these guys really hard, and they didn’t come back complaining and whining. They wanted more. And that’s the type of wrestling that I want to deliver to the people. That hard-nosed, bring them to the woodshed, just knock the crap out of each other, old-school pro wrestling.”