Tony Khan has given all of his big announcements and now AEW is just a few short days away from debuting its new Collision show in what could be a huge moment for the company.
The first edition of Collision will see CM Punk return to the company following the backstage fight at All Out 2022 and he will be the cornerstone of the Saturday night show. Speculation has persisted that there will be a roster split due to Collision, with rumors suggesting Tony Khan is being forced to keep The Elite and CM Punk apart due to their obvious issues.
Speaking to Brandon Walker on Rasslin’, Tony Khan opened up about any potential roster split between Dynamite and Collision and says the extra TV time gives the company the chance to fully utilize the company’s deep roster:
“I am going to feature certain talent on certain shows, but I haven’t drawn any hard lines or locked us into any kind of split of a roster. I think people are gonna be featured on certain shows, but I also think that gives us a great opportunity to showcase certain wrestlers on both Dynamite and Collision at certain times and certain stories that can cross the shows.
“I think the champions of AEW will be the champions on every show, and frankly, every promotion in the world. We’re not shy about the AEW wrestlers going out and taking on the top stars, top competition from other companies.
“The roster we have is so strong, I believe we have so many great wrestlers, it’s impossible to showcase them all in three hours of television. Now, it’s a much better opportunity with five hours of television. Across five hours of television, we can really utilize the roster much more frequently and utilize our great wrestlers more than they’ve ever been used before, so I’m very excited.”
Tony Khan has already announced the main event for the debut edition of Collision as former AEW Champion CM Punk will team with AEW Tag Team Champions FTR to face ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe and Bullet Club Gold’s Jay White and Juice Robinson.