CM Punk Removed From AEW Collision Announcement
The worst-kept secret currently in wrestling has now been revealed with AEW presenting Collision on Saturday nights on TNT.
Collision had long been rumored before it was announced 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.
Tony Khan set the table for the Collision announcement and noted that the big news would be followed up on Dynamite, meaning that more surprises could be in store.
That surprise could have been given away with Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina noting that an earlier headline for the announcement from Warner Bros Discovery mentioned CM Punk by name before being removed.
Here's an interesting one for the wrestling fans: AEW's press release on their new show says, "will feature headliners including Thunder Rosa, Miro, Samoa Joe, Powerhouse Hobbs and Andrade El Idolo." Their email, though, and link to the release, mentioned CM Punk. Hmmm…. pic.twitter.com/gBxbHisvOY
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) May 17, 2023
Other stars were touted in the release announcing the new show with “headliners” Samoa Joe, Andrade El Idolo, Thunder Rosa, Miro, and Powerhouse Hobbs all mentioned by name, meaning that they are all likely to be plying their trade on Saturday nights.
A recent report ahead of the announcement noted that the rumored brand split in AEW could be firmer than originally thought, but champions could still compete on either Collision or Dynamite.