CM Punk Has “Veto Power” On AEW Collision

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There is more insight into how much power CM Punk has when it comes to what happens on AEW Collision.

Throughout this week, there have been many stories about backstage happenings in AEW regarding CM Punk. There have been stories about how AEW wrestler Ryan Nemeth had a backstage confrontation in the past, which led to Nemeth being told to leave a show. Another story involved veteran wrestler Matt Hardy possibly having issues with Punk, but that may have been debunked.

Christopher Daniels is a veteran wrestler that also works for AEW as the Head of Talent Relations for the last four years. Despite the fact that Daniels is an executive in AEW, he has been told to stay away from Collision because he’s an ally of The Elite (The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Adam Page), who are not liked by CM Punk. Due to that, Daniels doesn’t go to Collision shows.

In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer wrote about CM Punk’s “veto power” when it comes to Collision.

“Collision was considered CM Punk’s show and evidently whether explicit or just in practice, when Daniels was no longer allowed to come, it was clear he had veto power over who could be there.

“The company had been generally careful not to book people who would upset him on that show and that was well known. Why they booked Nemeth is likely due to everyone being of the impression that the incident was two months ago and that it was supposedly settled at the time.”

CM Punk Expected To Face Samoa Joe At AEW All In

It’s not official yet, but it should be as soon as this Saturday on Collision. It’s expected that the former two-time AEW World Champion CM Punk will face an old rival Samoa Joe at AEW All In on August 27th in front of 80,000+ fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

The rivalry between Punk and Joe goes back to the early 2000s when they were two of the biggest stars in Ring of Honor. After their time was done in ROH, Punk went to WWE and Joe went to TNA, which meant their paths didn’t cross again until recently on AEW Collision. At All In, they are expected to write the next chapter in their historic rivalry.

There’s no word yet on if the Punk-Joe match will be for Punk’s “Real” AEW World Title, Joe’s ROH TV Title or if it will just be a regular singles match.