Would AEW Collision Have Happened Without CM Punk Revealed

3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

Would AEW Collision Have Happened Without CM Punk Revealed AEW

CM Punk is set to return to our screens and be the star of the all-new AEW Collision show, but could the show have happened without him?

The announcement of Collision is reportedly set for next week’s WBD upfronts, including an extended deal between AEW and WBD.

With all the attention on AEW Collision revolving around Punk being there, Dave Meltzer has addressed the question of a CM Punk-less Saturday night show.

In the current issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Meltzer states:

“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.”

It was recently reported that the upcoming Collision show in prime time on WBD is part of a new cash infusion for AEW, as well as an extension of the partnership between the two sides.

Dave Meltzer also reported in the Observer that the debut of Collision featuring Punk’s return on June 17 will be titled ‘The Second Coming’.

Fightful Select recently reported that, while there were talks of a Punk vs Chris Jericho feud upon Punk’s return, Punk himself has actually pitched Samoa Joe as his first opponent.

Fightful also reported that the returns of Miro and Thunder Rosa on Dynamite were directly linked to the debut of AEW Collision.

Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix

Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office

An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out

Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing

Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office

Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week

Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship

Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match

House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship

Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver

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