TNT is already hyping up AEW, having recently confirmed a deal with the new wrestling promotion.
The broadcasting network, which will be the home of All Elite Wrestling later this year, advertised Saturday's Double or Nothing during an NBA Playoff game between the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
The PPV will be streamed on B/R Live, as will the weekly shows later in the year, but Double or Nothing should set the standard for what's to come and fans are pretty excited to see just what they can expect from Tony Khan's company.
During the third quarter of the contest, Marv Albert took a bit of time to read out a short bit promoting Saturday's big event.
TNT already plugging AEW. Pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/vw7ZRpxClW— WrestlingNews.co - WWE News (@WrestlingNewsCo) May 24, 2019
As for the game itself, the Raptors moved to within one win of the NBA finals with a 105-99 away victory over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. The Eastern Conference finals could be over by Saturday night if the Raptors win Game 6, as they now lead the series 3-2.
The Bucks won both of the series' opening games, taking a 2-0 lead at home. But Nick Nurse's Raptors have stormed back to win three games on the bounce, with Kawhi Leonard leading the charge.
The former San Antonio Spurs superstar scored 35 points in 40 minutes for his side on Thursday night, despite nursing an injured knee. And his teammates came through for him in the previous game, when he could only put up 19 as he played through the pain.
The series heads back to Toronto on Saturday night, when Nurse's men can either close it out or return to Milwaukee for a Game 7.
What This Means
Basketball aside, this AEW thing is really picking up pace. The wait to see exactly what fans will be getting from this new company isn't going to last much longer and we'll soon find out if the hype is deserved.
With several top names on the card, it's likely to be an entertaining affair. But can Khan and Co. give WWE a run for their money?
Time will certainly tell.