WWE Contract Prevented AEW From Announcing Collision Show Date Earlier

aew collision saturday stage

Due to a WWE contract, AEW had to wait until they could announce an upcoming episode of Collision.

AEW Collision is a Saturday night wrestling show that usually airs live on the TNT Network. On Thursday, the company announced that the October 21st edition of Collision will be in Memphis at the FedEx Forum, which is the home of the NBA’s Grizzlies.

Normally, AEW would announce tickets for a show date earlier than just five weeks before the event, but due to a WWE contract with venues, they had to wait until Thursday to do it.

Here’s more on that story from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer:

“AEW just announced a 10/21 date in Memphis. The reason this date at the Fed Ex Forum was announced so late in the game is that WWE’s contract with arenas calls for no announcing or advertising of dates with other wrestling companies from a certain number of days before the event (so tickets for both aren’t on sale at the same time) and for a period after the event.”

“Raw ran the building on 8/28 so it appears the window is about 15 days after the show before anyone could announce another show.”

AEW presents Dynamite Grand Slam next Wednesday in New York City

One of the biggest All Elite Wrestling television shows of the year will take place next Wednesday, September 20th at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The lineup looks like this.

* AEW World Championship: MJF vs. Samoa Joe

* AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Rey Fenix

* AEW Women’s Championship: Saraya vs. Toni Storm

* Title vs. Title – ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli vs. NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston

* Chris Jericho vs. Sammy Guevara

* Christian Cage & Luchasaurus vs. Darby Allin & Sting

They will also tape AEW Rampage right after Dynamite so there will be big matches on that show too.