Just one week after CM Punk was fired by Tony Khan, AEW was missing another top name during last night’s Collision.
Following the news that Punk’s contract had been terminated, talent that had yet to appear on Collision arrived as AEW headed into All In.
But one week later, AEW boss Tony Khan had to make further amends as Bullet Club member Jay White could not appear for personal reasons.
White had been set to team up with The Gunn’s and Juice Robinson, to battle Gravity, Metalik, Aerostar & Dios Del Inframundo.
Tony Khan shared on social media that the match was changed to a Trio’s, with Metalik missing out.
Jay White signed a full time contract with AEW in April after leaving NJPW.
White and Juice Robinson have been working under the name Bullet Club Gold and have been locked in a feud with Kenny Oemga and Hangman Adam Page in recent weeks.
At All In, White, Robinson and Konosuke Takeshita defeated Omega, Page and Kota Ibushi.
Saturday Night #AEWCollision
Live on TNT at 8pm ET / 7pm CT
Due to personal reasons,
Jay White is unable to appear tonight
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 9, 2023
AEW Boss Tony Khan Receives Praise From WWE Hall Of Famer
Tony Khan did not have to face the Chicago crowd last weekend to announce CM Punk was no longer part of AEW, but a former WWE Champion has praised the decision.
Booker T discussed how Khan did not need to go out in front of the Chicago crowd last weekend but was impressed by the AEW boss for choosing to do so.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer discussed the handling of CM Punk’s firing and the hostile Chicago crowd.
“He didn’t have to go out in front of that Chicago fanbase and take that punishment and that abuse, but he went out and did it.”
Following All Out, Khan and AEW will be looking to focus on moving away from discussing CM Punk, as the company look to build on the success of selling 81,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium and selling out in Chicago.
H/t to Fightful