Last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite saw a lot of notable happenings, but one thing that stood out to viewers was the fact that they were advertising matches for “next Dynamite” instead of saying next week.
Some of the graphics on #AEWDynamite said ‘next Dynamite’ instead of ‘next week’… is it possible the show doesn’t or can’t air next week?
— WrestleZone on Mandatory (@WRESTLEZONEcom) March 19, 2020
According to PWInsider.com, this was done by design due to the fact that next week’s show is not guaranteed to take place due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. As of now, AEW Dynamite IS scheduled to air live on TNT last week but the decision regarding the graphics was due to several people in the company—including Tony Khan—not wanting to take anything for granted at such a hectic and uncertain time. According to the report, the plan was to just get through last night’s tapings and didn’t want to “be so arrogant as to assume” they’ll 100% be allowed back on live TV next week.
Right now, the plan is for every match that was announced for the next show to take air on Wednesday, including having Matt Hardy integrated into plans to join Team Elite for the build to the Blood And Guts match. It was noted that the company is very excited about the additions of Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee.