CM Punk & AEW Have “Productive Conversations” Ahead Of Collision Announcement
The issues surrounding CM Punk and his return to AEW are likely to become clearer on Dynamite when Tony Khan announces the location of the debut edition of Collision.
Many expected CM Punk to be a featured part of the announcement of AEW’s new Saturday night show when it was confirmed on May 17th but the star was conspicuous by his absence. Even more so when it emerged that Punk had originally been part of promotional materials only to be pulled at the last minute.
Reports suggested that Punk and AEW were once again “at odds” with the latest setback surrounding the employment conditions of Punk’s friend and former company producer Ace Steel. Steel was the only man fired for his part in the backstage fight at All Out where he is alleged to have bitten Kenny Omega and to have thrown a chair at the head of Nick Jackson.
Fightful Select has now reported that Punk and AEW have remained in contact despite the last-minute change of plans regarding the Collision announcement. It had been reported previously that Punk had been sent legal documents by the company and these were said to cover “disparagement clauses” as well as ensuring that he turned up to scheduled events.
Sources on CM Punk’s side of the fence have noted that “productive conversations” have taken place over the past week and those close to Punk are said to believe that he will indeed be part of the first Collision show on June 17th.
As of May 23rd, talent in the company have not been given their travel plans for the debut episode of Collision so the location is remaining a closely guarded secret, however, if it is announced to be taking place in the United Center in Chicago then Punk will surely also be part of that show.