According to the Wrestling Observer, the expected start date for AEW television will be Wednesday October 2nd based on the recently filed trademark for Wednesday Night Dynamite. Reports are that meetings are still taking place between AEW and TNT trying to figure out potential “battle” strategies, with TNT submitting a lot of ideas. This is also the very same week that SmackDown moves to Fox (10/4).
Meanwhile, New Japan Pro Wrestling has filed to trademark the term “Death Rider,” which was the name given to Jon Moxley’s finisher (formerly Dirty Deeds) during his matches with Juice Robinson and Shota Umino. Speculation is that if NJPW gets the trademark, AEW would “in theory” not be able to use it when Moxley returns.