All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is gearing up for their television debut with its first show scheduled to be taped on Oct. 2 at Washington D.C’s Capotal One Arena. After hosting successful live shows since being founded in January, they will now begin live television broadcasts on TNT and tickets for their first taping sold within a matter of hours.

AEW announced the venues for their second and third tapings for their weekly Wednesday night shows. The newly formed pro-wrestling promotion is slowly but surely making inroads into the market share held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), the world’s most popular pro-wrestling promotion.

WWE are genuinely concerned about the threat of AEW and chairman Vince McMahon has been taking steps to ensure his company remains ahead of the curve despite the falling ratings in recent months. AEW, while maintaining that they are not directly competing with WWE, have been taking digs at the established promotion and executive vice-presidents of AEW The Young Bucks – Matt and Nick Jackson - again took a jab by suggesting their television program will not “oversaturate” the wrestlers by using them too often like it is being done in “mainstream” wrestling today.

“Our characters won’t be over-saturated. That’s a problem for the current product for mainstream wrestling right now. You see wrestlers way too often, way too many times, and you become fatigued with that character and that superstar, and they lose that superstardom,” Nick Jackson said during a recent interview with Decider.

The WWE logo hangs on a wall at a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square in New York City, March 18, 2003. Mark Mainz/Getty Images

AEW owner Tony Khan also spoke about how the wrestlers in WWE are required to travel five days a week for their televised and live in-house shows and made it clear that wrestlers on his promotion will not be forced to do so. They will be given off days when they are not required to be part of the program.

"We’re basing the company to be way more wrestler-friendly and in terms of the scheduling, because we’re not going to have a constant touring of five nights a week or anything like that, six nights a week never,” Khan said. “And really focusing on that and building the big events, big pay-per-views and streaming specials.”

“It’s not about forcing everybody into the show to do one dumb segment just to show them in the show. We’re not going to drag people in and make them travel.”

Matt Jackson, the other half of The Young Bucks agreed with Khan and his brother, stating: “I don’t think everybody has to be on the show every week, necessarily. Like if they’re not needed like Tony said, maybe they stay home that week. Or we just give them a little bit in the back. Sometimes it’s just too much. But if we give them a little bit of flavor every week or every other week I think it would be fine. I really do.”