Tony Khan Reveals Locations For AEW Collision
AEW had one of the company’s most historic days on the 17th of May as it announced the debut of its new Saturday night Collision show.
Ahead of Warner Bros Discovery announcing the imminent debut of AEW Collision at its upfronts in New York City, Tony Khan’s company announced the new show themselves. Collision will debut on the 17th of June and will air live on TNT between 8 pm – 10 pm every Saturday night.
Headliners for the new show were announced in the press release for Collision with Miro, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, Samoa Joe, and Andrade El Idolo all named, but in the end, there was no mention of CM Punk despite an earlier press release naming the former AEW World Champion as part of the line-up.
Punk had long been expected to find his new home in Tony Khan’s company as part of the new show but the situation with the former AEW World Champion appears to be up in the air once again.
On Dynamite in Austin, Texas, Tony Khan followed up on the Collision announcement to announce where the first few Saturday shows will be taking place. The company’s Canadian tour is the focal point for things with June 24th seeing the show emanate from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario one night before Forbidden Door in the same venue.
Collision will then take place on the 29th of June – a Thursday – in Hamilton, Ontario before heading to Regina, Saskatchewan on the 8th of July. The previously announced live event in Calgary, Alberta on the 15th of July is now a Collision taping and that is where the winners of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament will be crowned. The show then returns to the US on July 22nd when it takes place in Newark, New Jersey.
Interestingly, Tony Khan noted that AEW will announce on the 24th of May edition of Dynamite where the debut edition of Collision will take place. All signs are pointing to the United Center in Chicago in a carbon copy of CM Punk’s AEW debut back in August 2021.
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