In a surprising programming shift, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has rescheduled its final show prior to the highly anticipated Double or Nothing pay-per-view event. The closing episode of "Rampage" is now set to air late on Saturday night, precisely at midnight EST on May 28 and at 11 PM CST.
This pivotal episode of "Rampage" will set the stage for Double or Nothing and will be immediately followed by a unique feature, "Countdown to Double or Nothing." The regular Friday night slot reserved for "Rampage" will instead be occupied by TNT's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage.
The unconventional Saturday night timing results from AEW's efforts to accommodate the NBA playoffs, also broadcast on TNT.
Double Booking: AEW and WWE Clash
Double or Nothing is set to happen on Sunday, May 28. However, it will not be the sole wrestling spectacle of the evening.
The WWE's NXT Battleground premium live event is also slated for the same night, commencing at 8 PM EST. This recalls a similar scheduling clash in September when All Out aired on the same day as the NXT Worlds Collide PLE.
Notably, this past event is remembered not just for All Out, but also for the contentious press scrum featuring CM Punk's notable verbal onslaught and AEW CEO Tony Khan's pointed remarks about WWE's scheduling of a major event to coincide with AEW's.
Despite Saturday being an unusual day for "Rampage", AEW fans can expect more Saturday night action in the near future with the anticipated arrival of "AEW Collision." While an official launch date has not yet been released, an announcement is expected this Wednesday.
This news is likely to be part of a wider series of updates, including the potential revelation of a new, exclusive media rights agreement between AEW and Warner Bros. Discovery. Reports suggest that "Collision" will secure a prime-time slot on Saturdays, adding another exciting chapter to AEW's rapidly expanding story.