CM Punk Looks Set For AEW Return
The AEW future of CM Punk will be made clearer on Dynamite when the location of the debut edition of Collision is revealed.
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.
That left many wondering what that meant for Punk’s future and the debut episode of AEW’s new Saturday night offering. Quite simply if Tony Khan announces that Collision on June 17th will take place in Chicago it means Punk will be back – if his return is not also announced alongside the show – and if the location is anywhere else then it looks like Punk’s time in AEW might well and truly be over.
However, Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer has now taken to social media to indicate that it looks like CM Punk’s return will be assured on Dynamite:
“Appears everything clear for liftoff tonight”
Dynamite will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada just a few days before Double Or Nothing with three big title matches on the show. Orange Cassidy defends the AEW International Title against Kyle Fletcher, The House Of Black put the AEW Trios Title on the line against AR Fox, Blake Christian, and Metalik while the ROH Tag Team Championship is also on the line as The Lucha Brothers defend against Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta of the Blackpool Combat Club.