A new report has confirmed that both AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation have been cancelled, at least for the time being.
The news about Dark comes after Dark: Elevation quietly came to an end in April. The most recent episode of the YouTube show had been billed as “The Special and final episode of Elevation.”
AEW Dark launched on October 8th, 2019, on AEW’s YouTube channel and highlighted many of the company’s up-and-coming stars as well as emerging names on the independent scene.
Writing on social media, Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast noted that AEW had reached a new agreement for Collision to air on Saturday nights. While part of this new deal means that all AEW content will air exclusively on Warner Bros. Discovery. Although that doesn’t include Ring of Honor.
AEW Collision is reportedly set to launch on June 17th at the United Center in Chicago. It is believed that the event will also feature the return of CM Punk. The star famously made his debut for the promotion at the same venue back in 2021.
“AEW Dark and Dark Elevation have ended for the time being. This in part has to do with AEW signing a new deal for AEW Collision to air on Saturdays. Part of the new deal is that AEW Wrestling content will exclusively air on WBD. As of today, this doesn’t include ROH.”
AEW Dark and Dark Elevation have ended for the time being.
This in part has to do with AEW signing a new deal for AEW Collision to air on Saturdays.
Part of the new deal is that AEW Wrestling content will exclusively air on WBD.
As of today, this doesn't include ROH. pic.twitter.com/9O5JyheIL8
— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) May 3, 2023
AEW Rampage To Stay
Despite the changes to AEW programming, it has been reported that Rampage will continue to air on Friday nights on TNT. The show is expected to feature mostly “the Wednesday crew” after the roster split comes into effect due to the show often being taped after Dynamite.