Recent reports have been buzzing with speculation concerning All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) approach to their programming strategy. Initial claims suggested that AEW was on the cusp of instituting a rigid brand split akin to their counterparts, WWE.
However, Mike Johnson, a reputable source from PWInsider Elite, has shed some light on this matter, dispelling the earlier assertions. Contrary to the widespread belief that AEW would implement a 'firm' brand split, Johnson reports this is untrue.
Rather than rigidly dividing talent between the newly announced Saturday night show, "AEW Collision," and the staple Wednesday night show, "AEW Dynamite," the strategy appears more fluid. Talent distribution will not adhere strictly to one front or the other but will instead be influenced by the evolving narrative demands.
According to Johnson, a hard brand split between "Dynamite" and "Collision" was never on the table.
Anticipation for 'AEW Collision' Debut
The wrestling world is abuzz with anticipation for the debut of "AEW Collision," slated to premiere on TNT on June 17.
Although no official statement has been released, the inaugural episode is rumored to spotlight the return of CM Punk, possibly under the banner "The Second Coming." Despite speculation surrounding Punk's comeback for months, neither AEW nor Punk himself has confirmed the event.
Nevertheless, discussions about his potential first opponent have already started doing the rounds. Chris Jericho was initially proposed as a contender, but Punk might prefer his old nemesis, Samoa Joe. "AEW Collision" seems primed to shake up the wrestling scene, not just with Punk's speculated return but also by showcasing the talent largely absent from the AEW roster in recent months.
Wrestlers like Miro, Thunder Rosa, Andrade El Idolo, and Scorpio Sky, conspicuously missing from the limelight, are featured prominently in "Collision" marketing material. With the debut of "Collision" just a month away, AEW President Tony Khan has stirred further intrigue by hinting at more revelations about the show.
Fans eagerly await the details unveiled on tonight's episode of "AEW Dynamite." This report paints a picture of a different approach from AEW, which seems more dynamic and flexible than the rigid brand divisions in WWE. Its strategy could provide a fresh perspective in the professional wrestling world, offering a unique blend of storylines and talent across its programs. As the premiere of "Collision" draws near, fans and critics alike are keen to see how this approach unfolds.