Broadening its television presence, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is set to debut a fresh two-hour primetime program called AEW Collision this coming Saturday. This move signifies another significant step in the expansion of AEW's portfolio, following the release of AEW Rampage in the summer of 2021.
AEW Collision: A New Era
However, AEW Collision isn't just another add-on; it's conceived as a distinct brand within Tony Khan's wrestling empire. Unlike Rampage, which is a pre-taped hour-long program playing a supporting role, AEW Collision is breaking new ground.
While an absolute roster division isn't established yet, the murmur of a "transfer portal" suggests certain stars will perform exclusively for either AEW Dynamite or AEW Collision. Creating buzz is the anticipation of CM Punk's appearance.
Expected to be one of the exclusive names on AEW Collision, Punk is making a highly anticipated return to AEW in the show's inaugural episode. Punk's homecoming to AEW and Chicago's United Center, the stage set for AEW Collision's premiere, is already creating a media storm.
His comeback follows a hiatus caused by a torn triceps in September 2022, a severe injury with a recovery period that often spans nine months. His comeback was uncertain due to controversial remarks he made at the post-AEW All Out press conference, leading many to doubt his return to the AEW fold.
Regardless of any past controversies, Punk's return signifies a potential turning point for the company. So, when and how can you tune in to this historic event? AEW Collision will broadcast live on TNT, commencing at 8 PM ET this Saturday, June 17th.
Much like AEW Dynamite, the show will run until 10 PM ET, establishing the new brand's regular time slot. This schedule ensures most episodes will air live, making for a captivating viewing experience each Saturday evening. Punk's return and the introduction of AEW Collision together promise an electrifying new era in the AEW universe.