Samoa Joe is being optimistic on AEW’s new Saturday night Collision show.
With AEW Collision now confirmed as a weekly Saturday night show, various wrestling personalities are weighing in on whether or not it’ll be a success for the company.
Saturday night is a busy night for sports and entertainment all year round. It becomes especially challenging between October and April because that’s NHL season and ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Canada and many parts of the United States.
Some wrestling fans have wondered why AEW would choose to have a show on such a competitive evening in such a cut-throat timeslot. However, one person that isn’t worried about these criticisms is Samoa Joe, who explained his position to Evan Mack on The Kick Rocks Wrestling podcast.
“Doing Saturday night wrestling, I mean, obviously if the TV model was anything like it has been in the past, I would kind of believe some of those comments. But it’s a very different world and a very different environment.
I think Saturday nights are a really great night. I’ve always enjoyed events that I’ve seen on Saturday nights. To have the opportunity to kind of give a lot of the AEW roster to kind of give a lot of the AEW roster that maybe doesn’t get enough time throughout the week and showcase a lot of the talent that we’ve had, and I think that’s a valid criticism.
When you look at the AEW roster, you see the tremendous, talented athletes, there’s almost not enough time to see them all. I think AEW Collision will be able to definitely expand the fan experience as far as the wrestlers that you get to see.”
Additionally, Samoa Joe also explained that more TV time means more opportunities for wrestlers that don’t get featured enough. He also noted that he will be appearing in person on the first episode of Collision, which will take place on June 17th and will emanate from Chicago.
h/t Fightful for the transcription