Wrestling Veteran Claims Tony Khan Didn’t Book AEW Collision

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The first edition of AEW Collision is in the books and it saw CM Punk return to AEW television for the first time in nine months, but he wasn’t the only one.

All eyes were on CM Punk as he returned to AEW following the events that took place after All Out 2022 as well as his injury and the former AEW World Champion did not disappoint his rabid hometown crowd. Punk began the night by addressing his issues with others in the company while holding onto a bag that he said held the AEW World Title belt that he never lost.

In the night’s main event, Punk teamed with AEW Tag Team Champions FTR to defeat Jay White, Samoa Joe, and Juice Robinson as he picked up where he left off in the company.

Collision also saw the end of lengthy layoffs for both Miro and Andrade El Idolo as well. Neither man had appeared in AEW since All Out as well and both picked up big wins in Chicago.

The show was generally well received but now wrestling veteran and former WWE personality Dutch Mantell has made the bizarre claim that Collision wasn’t booked by AEW CEO and General Manager Tony Khan:

This is what I thought about the new @AEWshow Collision. It wasn’t booked by Tony Khan. I believe that it had to be booked by someone else, CMPunk maybe. The show looked entirely different with much bigger and muscular guys. Plus it flowed well. Your opinion?”

Tony Khan is famously hands-on with all his shows, including booking for Ring of Honor as well so it would be a surprising departure if Khan didn’t have his fingerprints all over AEW’s new Saturday night show.