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July 29, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW announces TV details, more

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All Elite Wrestling officially announced that, as expected, its time slot would be 8-10 p.m. Eastern time on TNT starting weekly on 10/2.

The debut event will be at the Capital One Center in Washington, DC, which is quite an ambitious start given the building would sell out at about 14,000 fans for a WWE Raw or Smackdown configuration. It is also the arena, as the Verizon Center, where WCW ran several Starrcade shows including the biggest show in its history headlined by the 1997 Hulk Hogan vs. Sting match. While AEW would have easily sold that number of seats for Saturday night holiday weekend shows with a Starrcast event, a midweek show will be far more difficult, especially since from a media standpoint, their launch will be secondary to WWE’s debut on FOX two nights later.

The company’s release said that ticket prices and the on-sale date would be announced on 7/29.

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