AEW has filed a trademark for “AEW Plus.”
The new trademark covers streaming and has raised a few eyebrows online. The term is currently used by the company and Fite for international fans. However, some are wondering whether this could now be expanded, with rumours of some kind of streaming deal growing ever louder in recent weeks and months.
No comment has been made by the promotion for how it intends to use the new trademark.
At present, fans can stream AEW pay-per-views on Bleacher Report in the United States and on Fite elsewhere.
You can find the listing for the trademark below.
Mark For: AEW PLUS trademark registration is intended to cover the category of streaming of professional wrestling entertainment video material on the Internet.
Has AEW Signed A New TV Deal?
AEW is currently negotiating a new television deal with broadcast partner Warner Bros Discovery. The two sides have worked together since All Elite Wrestling was formed back in 2019, and the original deal saw the launch of AEW Dynamite, which was followed by Rampage and the creation of Battle of the Belts. In recent weeks, the promotion has also launched Collision which airs on Saturday nights.
While a new deal is yet to be announced, the broadcast giant is reportedly “very happy” with the Tony Khan-led promotion, it’s been reported that AEW is set for a “huge money increase” as part of the new contract.
It’s been speculated that the promise of this influx of cash is already finding its way into contract negotiations. It was recently reported that WWE backed out of trying to secure a deal with RUSH after they discovered he was offered “insane” money by AEW to stay, which he ultimately ended up doing.