AEW's Brand Split Update: Dynamite vs. Collision

AEW's latest episode reveals surprising roster crossovers and debuts.

by Atia Mukhtar
AEW's Brand Split Update: Dynamite vs. Collision
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Following the unexpected dismissal of CM Punk just before the "All Out" event, significant changes are on the horizon for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The spotlight now shines brightly on "AEW Collision," which had previously been crafted with Punk as its marquee attraction, complete with a subtle brand split from its sibling show, "AEW Dynamite." The most recent installment of "Wrestling Observer Radio" sheds light on these evolving dynamics.

The delineation between the "Dynamite" and "Collision" rosters vanishes. However, this doesn't denote a complete merge; certain wrestlers might predominantly feature on one program over the other. The talent pool is open, with wrestlers free to be summoned to either show as needed.

For instance, AEW's president Tony Khan hinted in a post- "All Out" press gathering that Bryan Danielson might become a more consistent presence on "Collision."

AEW Stars Shine Post-Punk Exit

Even before these alterations, several AEW stalwarts have graced both shows.

Significantly, the episode of "Collision" that aired after Punk's exit witnessed several AEW luminaries making their debut appearances on the program since its inception. Past AEW Women's World Champions Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida were among them.

They partnered with Kris Statlander to face off against Ruby Soho, Toni Storm, and the incumbent AEW Women's World Champion, Saraya. Adding to the episode's intrigue, the Young Bucks made a dramatic entrance, coming to the aid of FTR after Dax Harwood's bout with Jay White.

These shifts signal a new era for AEW, with the lines between "Collision" and "Dynamite" becoming increasingly fluid. As AEW continues to adapt and evolve, fans are on the edge of their seats, eager to witness this exciting wrestling organization's next direction.