AEW To Undergo Imminent Major Changes

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AEW’s partners at Warner Bros Discovery are likely to announce the brand new Saturday night Collision show imminently at its upfronts in New York.

Collision has long been mooted at this point and it looks like the new Saturday show will be the home to the returning former AEW World Champion CM Punk in a move that will keep him separated from The Elite after their well-publicized fight at All Out in 2022.

Ahead of any announcement by Warner Bros Discovery, Fightful Select has given an update on what the show is likely to mean for AEW. The report notes that the expected soft brand split is going to be a lot harder than first thought. It’s unknown if anything like a draft that recently happened in WWE will take place but exceptions are expected for champions and other stars here and there, although it is said they will be “rare exceptions.”

The plan for television tapings moving forward will see Rampage filmed with Dynamite while Ring of Honor television will be recorded alongside Collision. On an interesting note, the early graphics for Collision are said to have some influence from WCW Nitro.

Absent AEW talent have already started returning to television ahead of the Collision announcement with Thunder Rosa and Miro both appearing briefly on Dynamite as they headed straight to Tony Khan’s office.