AEW issued the following press release:
Eurosport India Strengthens Pro-Wrestling Roster with All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
— Partnership includes Broadcast of all Weekly AEW Matches —
— AEW’s World-Class Talent includes Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes,
The Young Bucks, Matt Hardy, Sting, Paul Wight and many more —
Mumbai, 2nd August 2021: Eurosport India, the go-to destination for passionate sports fans in India, has acquired the broadcasting rights to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new wrestling league taking the world by storm. This partnership brings viewers in India spectacular weekly wrestling programs jam-packed with action and the unexpected.
Fans throughout India will have a robust selection of high-octane offerings from AEW’s portfolio. Eurosport India will begin airing AEW’s weekly flagship show, AEW DYNAMITE, starting on this Independence Day i.e. 15th August.
Starting on 15th August, AEW’s newest show, AEW RAMPAGE, will make its debut on Eurosport India. AEW RAMPAGE will be an electrifying new show featuring the hottest stars of today and tomorrow showcasing their athleticism, charisma and creativity on the fastest rising stage in all of professional wrestling. The gripping one-hour show, which will take place in different cities across the U.S. each week brings new content, matchups and personalities to fans every Saturday and Sunday in India.
In addition, Eurosport India will be broadcasting AEW’s wildly popular pay-per-view events including September’s highly-anticipated ALL OUT as well as four new professional wrestling specials annually.
Vijay Rajput, Senior Vice President – Affiliate Sales and Product Distribution, Asia – India Sales & Distribution at Discovery Inc. and Head of Eurosport India said:“Pro-wrestling is a sport that every kid in India has grown up watching, and its popularity is on the rise. Eurosport has always believed in building communities and bringing quality content for passionate fans. AEW, in a short period, has grown rapidly and this partnering with AEW allows us to bring to our fans some of the biggest names in the pro-wrestling world—thus strengthening our commitment of bringing world-class action to fans.”
“In less then two years since launching AEW DYNAMITE, we’ve started a professional wrestling revolution,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “Through our partnership with Eurosport India, we’re looking forward to showcasing the best professional wrestling that fans in India demand and deserve. We were an instant success in the U.S., and now fans across the world are discovering AEW, feeling refreshed and excited about professional wrestling again. We can’t wait for fans in India to experience our dynamic storytelling, high-flying action and incredible roster of global stars and homegrown talent on a weekly basis.”
AEW features a world-class roster of diverse male and female professional wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. AEW is headlined by Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, Sting, Hangman Page, MJF, Miro, Darby Allin, Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker and Jon Moxley, and features stars such as Christian Cage, Mark Henry, Paul Wight, Matt Hardy, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black, Anthony Bowens, Max Caster, FTR, Orange Cassidy, Nyla Rose, Kris Statlander, Jade Cargill, Brian Cage, Ricky Starks, Scorpio Sky, and many more.
AEW fans can also stream their favourite new wrestling league on discovery+.
About Eurosport India:
Eurosport India is the go-to destination for passionate sports fans in India. Unlocking the power of sport through world-class content from the world’s greatest sporting events, Eurosport India provides the Indian audience with an unrivalled premium sports offering. As the Home of the Olympic Games in Europe, Discovery is bringing Eurosport to discovery+, the real-life direct-to-consumer streaming service, starting in a range of international markets during 2021. Firmly established as the number one sport destination in Europe and the Home of Cycling, Grand Slam Tennis and Winter Sport, Eurosport channels – Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 – reach 246 million cumulative subscribers across 75 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport Events specializes in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com
About All Elite Wrestling
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, Sting, Hangman Page, MJF, Miro, Darby Allin, Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.
The inaugural event under the AEW banner was the sold-out DOUBLE OR NOTHING PPV in Las Vegas in May 2019. AEW began airing its flagship show in the U.S. on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, from 8-10 p.m. ET. The weekly show, AEW DYNAMITE, attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes AEW DARK and AEW DARK: ELEVATION, two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, BEING THE ELITE, a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and AEW UNRESTRICTED, a weekly podcast series. The new, hour-long show AEW RAMPAGE debuts Friday, Aug. 13, in the U.S. For more info, check out Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AllEliteWrestling; YouTube.com/AEW
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