AEW’s Latest Brand Split Plans Revealed?

2 weeks ago by Jamie Toolan

AEW’s Latest Brand Split Plans Revealed? AEW

UPDATE: The real reason for the major returns on AEW Dynamite looks to have been revealed – find out more at this link.

With AEW President Tony Khan set to make yet another ‘major’ announcement on next week’s Dynamite, it seems like all signs are pointing toward it pertaining to the official long-awaited reveal of AEW’s newest show Collision.

While it has been reported that the new addition to AEW’s weekly schedule is being planned for a primetime Saturday night slot, another infamous layer has been that its suspected debut broadcast on Saturday, June 17 from Chicago’s United Center will feature the return of CM Punk to AEW TV.

However, given the nature of Punk’s last AEW appearance at the September 4 All Out media scrum and the reported altercation afterwards between Punk, Ace Steel and The Elite, it was also reported that a ‘soft’ brand split was to be put into effect, in part to keep people who don’t get along separate from each other (which includes Punk and the Elite, but there are others too).

Now, while there are no confirmed details as of yet, the Dave Meltzer has revealed the latest plans that he has heard could be in the works regarding the brand split on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, specifically about the women’s division.

Meltzer explained:

“As far as what is going to happen with the brand split, guys going back and forth, that changes daily anyway. Nobody really knows, it’s like everything in wrestling.

“There’s kind of an idea that there will be a Wednesday crew and a Saturday crew. Will people go back and forth? Maybe yes, maybe no. At one point it was no, other points it’s yes.

“One of the things we heard was that they feel the key women have to be on both shows because there’s not enough depth to split the women up.

“As far as other guys, time will tell what will happen. Even if they do have a plan, it will probably change based on ratings and when people need stuff, and building up pay-per-views and things like that.”

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AEW Collision’s inception has been reported to be part of a new extended deal between Warner Bros Discovery and AEW.

New details regarding this were detailed in a new report from Fightful Select – to find out more follow this link here.

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

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