With AEW Collision set to be announced next week, it has now been revealed that the show likely would have happened regardless of CM Punk’s involvement.
This past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite saw AEW President Tony Khan reveal that he’s set to make an announcement at next week’s WBD upfronts that will be one of the biggest in company history. Per multiple reports, the announcement in question is set to be the reveal of AEW Collision, the company’s new Saturday night wrestling show that is expected to see the returning CM Punk featured prominently.
During the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer revealed that according to those familiar with the negotiations, AEW Collision would have happened regardless of CM Punk’s involvement, however Warner Bros. Discovery were undoubtedly keen on having him be part of the show.
“Someone very familiar with the negotiations of the Collision deal has said that the show would have happened with or without Punk, but absolutely WBD wanted Punk.”-WON
Punk has been absent from All Elite Wrestling entirely since the All Out PPV in September of last year due to both an injury he sustained during his main event bout with Jon Moxley and the suspension he received following his involvement in the infamous ‘Brawl Out’ incident.
A return for the former AEW World Champion appears to be on the horizon however, with Punk expected to return in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, next month at a show titled “The Second Coming.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the impending AEW Collision announcement as soon as we hear more.