Jim Ross Says All Elite Wrestling Will Be On TV This Fall


The last major announcement from All Elite Wrestling included the news that legendary commentator Jim Ross was joining the company as a Senior Advisor. In an interview yesterday on WFAN Sports Radio, Ross dropped some even more significant news about AEW: They’ll have a nationally broadcast TV show this autumn.

Here’s how JR put it (transcript from Pro Wrestling Sheet):

“To be 67 years old and be anointed the voice of a brand that’s gonna be debuting in October on national television on a major cable network, which can’t be named now. When people hear what network we’re going on, they’re gonna be doubly excited. It’s a network we can all find.”

This is by far the most concrete statement anyone from AEW has given about a TV deal for the new promotion. Though it was reported in February that they were choosing between two TV deals, Cody’s statement to the Miami Herald a few weeks later that though TV is still “a powerful thing,” it isn’t necessary to grow a promotion made it seem like that report might have been inaccurate. Additionally, in March, AEW wrestler Joey Janela told With Spandex, “I don’t even know if they have a TV deal” in relation to the company.

Now that AEW’s TV deal has been announced, it’s only a matter of time before they reveal more specifics, though it might be safe to assume there will be a gradual rollout of information as there has been about their upcoming shows this summer so far.