AEW did not receive big push by Warner Bros. Discovery

The WarnerMedia/Discovery merger has wrestling fans and industry observers paying close attention to the company’s every move for signs about the television & streaming future of AEW.

A report TBS & TNT’s pro wrestling shows would get “a big push” at this week’s upfronts — where networks pitch their upcoming slate of content to advertisers — bolstered hopes AEW would remain a key piece of the newly-rechristened Warner Bros. Discovery’s plans. But the upfronts were this week, and when Warners Discovery made their presentation on Wednesday, WWE legend John Cena had as much of a presence as Tony Khan’s company.

Cena was there to tout a new season of Wipeout on TBS. AEW was represented by... a picture of Red Velvet.

It is good that Dynamite was represented as Wednesday’s premiere option. And it’s possible the presentation happening on the same day that show airs live created a scheduling conflict which prevented wrestlers from making an appearance. But it’s hard to believe TK would have turned down a chance to send someone (like Jade Cargill, a highly marketable star that didn’t do much in Houston this week) had Warners Discovery asked.

On Observer Radio, Meltzer summed up his read as:
>I don’t take it as a kiss of death or anything like that [but] the planning went from huge to not much at all, to kind of big, to not much at all. Those decisions were made by the people in charge, and they did go from kind of big to not much at all in the last week, so there’s no way to take that as a good sign.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh dear it is all falling to pieces. As rumored it seems like Discovery is slowly phasing out AEW before they shitcan it entirely. Makes sense they want to devalue the property as much as possible so rival networks can't make any money off the AEW brand they helped build

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >be a janny
      >delete thread mocking drones who watched a media network's stream for hours only to get no news
      >allow drones to suck each off to a fever-induced hallucination they collectively had from the hours-long stream

      jannies are useless

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Janny is the mandyfag and a shoot edrone

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >where's muh AEW safespace
        It's called reddit
        GO BACK

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >floods the board because he's a triggered schizo
        >acts like a victim
        go back to twatter

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody makes money off AEW but the wrestlers that conned Tiny out of the biggest contracts

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You just know they picked Red Velvet as they have no idea who any of the stars are and picked a random black woman for clout and assumed they was a well known wrestler

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    one of the trannies jannies banned me for laughing when this happened kek

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Upfronts
    Didn't this happen ages ago?
    Why so late to the party, op?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was yesterday and they didn't even mention AEW kek

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was yesterday? Why are trannies acting like it happened over a month ago?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Trying to bury the truth

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still don't know what an upfront is

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These are the brands they consider important. Kek

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cartoon network
      literally how? isn't that shit network just a Teen Titans Go Channel 24/7?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lol edrones at least wait for rampage to be cancelled before doing this low level troll lol

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember Discovery+ had an upfront and didn't invite AEW. So Tony bought himself a table and paid his own accommodations. What a geek.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >And it’s possible the presentation happening on the same day that show airs live created a scheduling conflict which prevented wrestlers from making an appearance.
    i think the roster is plenty deep to send some people out. didn't phil show up injured to some geek shit recently for aew promo?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh nooo

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    first drones said rampage would be canceled live during an investor call, now they've moved the goalposts to this, e-tards eternally BTFO

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