Major AEW Stars Look Set To Miss Collision Debut

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AEW Collision will debut on June 17th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois in what is becoming one of the most hotly anticipated shows of 2023 all because of one man who might just be there.

Former AEW World Champion CM Punk has not been seen in the company since All Out in September 2022 where he infamously became embroiled in a backstage fight with The Elite. But Punk is expected to return to the company on the debut episode of Collision after Tony Khan announced it will be taking place in Punk’s hometown in a move reminiscent of when the former WWE star debuted for the company in 2021.

There has been talk of something of a roster split in the company between Dynamite and Collision and absent stars such as Miro, Thunder Rosa, Andrade El Idolo, and Scorpio Sky have been mentioned or seen in publicity for the new show.

Now it seems some of the company’s stars, including one of its top names, are unlikely to be at the debut edition of Collision after they were announced for an independent show on the same night several hours away from Chicago.

Wrestling Revolver has announced Jon Moxley for its June 17th show in Moxley’s home state of Ohio. Roderick Strong and the freshly heel-turned Konosuke Takeshita are also scheduled for the event meaning it looks like they won’t be part of Collision’s debut either.