AEW DROPPED FROM CANADIAN TV STATION
RDS issues a statement.
As of January 2023, the French-Language Canadian Sports Station RDS will no longer air AEW Dynamite, according to Slamwrestling.net and PWInsider.
The news that RDS would stop airing AEW Dynamite in 2023 was announced on Wednesday night's broadcast, according to the Slam Wrestling report from veteran Quebec announcer Jean-François Kelly.
Both Slam Wrestling and PWInsider note that Dynamite will continue to air in English on TSN for those that have the channel in their cable packages or streaming services.
A statement from RDS is as follows:
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us tonight and the past few weeks.
Sadly, Dynamite tonight was our last broadcast of AEW in French on RDS.
Due to budget constraints, unfortunately we won’t be back in 2023.
Thanks again to everyone who joined our fall dates, see you next time, hopefully.
The wrestling team at RDS.“