Ex-WWE Star Thinks AEW’s “CM Punk Experiment Should Be About Over”
Saturday night’s alright for fighting or so said Elton John but one former WWE personality thinks AEW has gone with the wrong night for Collision with or without CM Punk.
Tony Khan’s company announced on the 17th of May that their new Saturday night Collision show will debut on the 17th of June on TNT. Many fans expected the return of CM Punk to form part of that announcement but the former AEW World Champion’s name was conspicuous by its absence.
It has since emerged that Punk is “at odds” with the company again due to the uncertainty surrounding a role for Ace Steel, and so he was pulled from advertising until the situation is resolved.
Former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman took to social media to give his take on AEW’s decision to run a Saturday night show and doesn’t think it will work, with or without CM Punk:
“We tried for years to run a live show on Saturdays. It just doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter if the Rock was the backbone of the show it wouldn’t work. People just don’t watch tv on Saturdays. The CM Punk experiment should be about over.”
We tried for years to run a live show on Saturdays. It just doesn’t work. It doesn’t matter if the Rock was the backbone of the show it wouldn’t work. People just don’t watch tv on Saturdays. The CM Punk experiment should be about over. https://t.co/vojtkygOOx
— The Coach (@TheCoachrules) May 19, 2023
Those advertised to be part of the Collision show include several stars that have also been missing in AEW in recent months such as Miro, Thunder Rosa, Samoa Joe, and Andrade El Idolo. Former TNT Champion Powerhouse Hobbs was also named so he could be taking his talents along with the rest of QTV to Saturday nights.