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AEW adjusting Dynamite schedule due to NBA playoffs on TNT


In this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that AEW Dynamite will experience some schedule changes due to the upcoming NBA playoffs on TNT.

The Wednesday, May 26th show will move to Friday, May 28th at 10 PM Eastern with a plan of filming two hours of Dark for the following week starting at 8 PM before going live. That week's Dynamite will be the go-home show for Double or Nothing that Saturday.

A countdown show for Double or Nothing is set for that Saturday with the start time unknown due to the playoffs.

Meltzer said the changes mean UK viewers on ITV will be getting other programming instead due to the timing. The May 28th Dynamite will air there on May 31st after the pay-per-view has already happened.

The Wednesday, June 2nd Dynamite will either be moved to a live show on Friday, June 4th or Saturday, June 5th depending on the playoff game TNT gets that weekend. That uncertainty is the reason both Brian Cage and Brian Pillman Jr. had to pull out of the June 5th Warrior Wrestling event.

If June 4th ends up being the date, they will hold tapings on June 5th for the following week's Dynamite and both Dark and Dark: Elevation for June 14th and 15th, respectively. If June 5th is the date, it's unknown if they will then shift tapings to Sunday, June 6th.