On September 27th, the wrestling world was abuzz as AEW Dynamite showcased its star-studded line-up, direct from Denver. Fans and superstars alike geared up for the much-anticipated WrestleDream pay-per-view set for October 1st.
As the main event reached its climax with Swerve Strickland and Hangman Adam Page sealing their agreement with a contract signing, the sudden twist came with Jay White's backstage ambush by unidentified masked assailants as the episode wrapped up.
However, the live spectacle was not without its hiccups. US viewers who tuned in to TBS might have been taken aback by technical malfunctions, including inconsistent audio and a total blackout at one juncture. Equally impacted, Canadian fans watching on TSN experienced the same setbacks due to sharing the TBS feed.
Khan Addresses Broadcast Hiccups
Addressing the glitch, AEW's President, Tony Khan, promptly took to social media. He stated, “I apologize for the persistent issues at @TBSNetwork tonight with our #AEWDynamite feed.
From what I gather, TBS's recent shift to a new operating system seemed to be the culprit. Thankfully, our international broadcasts went off without a hitch. We're making amends by ensuring a flawless feed for TBS West later tonight”.
He further added that the technical glitch on TSN was attributed to its reliance on the US feed for the night's episode. In more exhilarating updates from Dynamite, the episode saw Rey Fenix defending his AEW International Championship against Jeff Jarrett.
This was particularly surprising given that Tony Khan had only just confirmed Fenix's eligibility to compete. In a breathtaking bout, Fenix managed to hold onto his title. Yet, his mettle will be tested soon on Dynamite's 4th-anniversary special.
He'll face off against Nick Jackson, who recently triumphed in a triple-threat skirmish against Claudio Castagnoli and Brian Cage.