How to watch AEW – from Dynamite and Rampage to pay-per-views, specials, Dark and vlogs

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Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

It's hard to believe that AEW has only been in existence since January 2019, yet, in three short years, it has managed to change the landscape of professional wrestling in the US.

With CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Adam Cole recently added to its already stacked roster, 2022 looks primed to be AEW's biggest and best year yet.

So whether your New Year's resolution is to get on the AEW train or, if you're already Elite, you're just craving more, Digital Spy has put together the ultimate AEW watch guide so you can stay on top of all the All Elite goings on.

Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

All In

If you're looking for a place to start your AEW fandom, don't be fooled by thinking it all began at Double or Nothing 2019.

Double or Nothing may have been day one for AEW but day zero was All In, a 2018 event promoted by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks in association with Ring of Honor.

It features Cody and The Young Bucks in action along with future AEW stars including, Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, Britt Baker, and MJF.

You can catch up on All In via Fite, or by signing up to Ring Of Honor's Honor Club service.

AEW Pay-per-views

AEW runs four pay-per-views a year, meaning it's way less exhausting than WWE's monthly model.

The first AEW pay-per-view was Double Or Nothing which took place in May 2019 and has continued annually.

But since 2020 the AEW pay-per-view calendar has kicked off with Revolution in February/March, with All Out taking place during Labor Day weekend, and the year ending with Full Gear in November.

AEW does not currently have its own streaming service and archive like the WWE Network but for UK fans, all past AEW pay-per-views are available to order on Fite TV.

Fite is also the home for live AEW pay-per-views in the UK, with Revolution taking place on March 6. AEW pay-per-views are priced at $19.99 on Fite with unlimited replays.

In the US you can watch AEW pay-per-views via B/R Live.

Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW Weekly Television

AEW Dynamite

Dynamite is AEW's flagship weekly two-hour television show (think of it like WWE Raw). It made its debut on October 2, 2019 on the TNT network.

The debut of Dynamite brought wrestling back to TNT for the first time since the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro aired on March 26, 2001.

Following the announcement of Dynamite, WWE (coincidentally) moved NXT from the WWE Network to the USA Network and expanded it to two hours, placing it in the same time slot as Dynamite.

With the two shows going head-to-head, fans started referring to the period as the 'Wednesday Night Wars', referencing the 'Monday Night Wars' which happened between WWE Raw and WCW Nitro in the late nineties.

The 'Wednesday Night Wars', ended in April 2021 after WWE announced that NXT would be moving to Tuesday nights from Wednesday nights, meaning the two shows were no longer going head-to-head.

In the UK, AEW Dynamite is available to watch on Fite with an AEW Plus subscription. It airs at 1am on Thursdays.

AEW Plus costs $4.99 a month (or $69.99 annually) and gives you access to, not only live episodes of Dynamite, but also the full Dynamite archive, live Rampage (and archived episodes), Elevation, Dark, and the Saturday Fight Night Specials.

AEW Dynamite also airs on ITV4 in the UK on Friday nights, usually at around 11pm and on ITV on Monday nights at 11.45pm. Episodes are also available on the ITV Hub.

In the US, Dynamite moved from TNT to TBS on January 5, 2022, where it airs at 8pm ET.

Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW Rampage

AEW's second weekly television show Rampage began airing on August 13, 2021, on TNT.

Rampage is a one-hour show which most notably featured the debut of CM Punk back in August 2021.

In the UK, AEW Rampage is available to watch on Fite with an AEW Plus subscription. It airs at 3am on Saturdays.

Rampage also airs on ITV4 on Tuesday nights at 11pm and then on ITV on Thursdays at 11.40pm.

In the US, Rampage airs on TNT, Fridays at 10pm ET.

AEW Specials

AEW Saturday Fight Night

In May 2021, AEW announced that from January 2022 they would have four quarterly Saturday Fight Night specials airing on TNT.

The first of the specials, 'Battle Of The Belts', took place on January 8, 2022.

The AEW Saturday Fight Night specials are available to watch on Fite with an AEW Plus subscription in the UK. In the US they air on TNT.

The second Saturday Fight Night special is yet to be announced by AEW.

Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW YouTube

AEW Dark

AEW also airs AEW Dark every Tuesday on their YouTube channel at 7pm ET.

Dark is made up of pre-taped matches and features both members of the AEW roster and unsigned talent.

Initially, matches for Dark were taped before AEW Dynamite but in August 2021 AEW Dark began taping at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida at Soundstage 21.

AEW Dark Elevation

In March 2021, AEW debuted Dark: Elevation on its YouTube channel.

Dark: Elevation is a one-hour show airing on Monday nights at 7pm ET.

Like its sister show Dark, Dark: Elevation is made up of pre-taped matches and features both members of the AEW roster and unsigned talent.

AEW Road To, Countdown To, and Control Center

AEW's YouTube also features a number of videos hyping upcoming Dynamites and pay-per-views which are billed as 'Road To,' or 'Countdown To' shows.

AEW's YouTube also features Control Center, hosted by Tony Schiavone which features news and previews for Dynamite and Rampage.

Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)
Photo credit: All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW Vlogs

Being The Elite

The origins of AEW can be traced back to the The Young Bucks's YouTube series 'Being The Elite'.

While 'Being The Elite' originally functioned as vlog documenting the travels of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in Japan, it evolved to feature and progress wrestling storylines.

On January 1, 2019 The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Hangman Page officially announced the formation of AEW on the New Years Elite episode of BTE.

Since AEW's launch Being The Elite has gone from strength to strength and grew to prominently feature The Dark Order. New episodes drop every Monday on the Being The Elite channel.

AEW wrestlers with vlogs

Sammy Guevara

The Bunny

Ethan Page

Evil Uno

2point0

AEW Podcasts

AEW Unrestricted

AEW Unrestricted is AEW's official podcast and is hosted by Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone.

New episodes drop every Thursday, with AEW talent as guests and Tony Khan usually making an appearance on the episode before a pay-per-view.

AEW talent with podcasts

Chris Jericho

Jim Ross

Colt Cabana

Arn Anderson

Tony Schiavone

Catch AEW Dynamite live every Thursday at 1am in the UK and Rampage every Saturday at 3am on FITE with an AEW Plus subscription. US customers can also watch both shows on TNT, and in the UK, Dynamite repeats air on ITV4.

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