A big update has emerged on the AEW Collision brand, with the special name for the debut episode, set to feature CM Punk’s return, now revealed.
With AEW reportedly set to launch the Collision TV show next month, it has being reported that Punk will return to be the focal point of the Collision brand, with the Elite set to remain on Dynamite.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, CM Punk will return on the debut episode of the show, slated for June 17.
Noting that this show will be billed as ‘AEW Collision, The Second Coming’, Meltzer wrote:
A number of announcements will take place on 5/17 regarding the future of AEW.
WBD will have its upfronts for advertisers that day at the Hulu Theater adjacent to Madison Square Garden which is expected to include the announcement of the new Collision show on Saturday night.
With that show will come a new deal with WBD, the announcement of the 6/17 debut date, believed to be at the United Center in Chicago, and the return of C.M. Punk on a show called “The Second Coming.”
Tony Khan already mentioned a big announcement and said it would be made next week “on TNT,” meaning that the announcement, besides at the Upfronts, will be on TNT, prior to Dynamite that night on TBS.
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.
Tony Khan touted this past Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite as a major show, previously referring to it as a ‘PPV on TBS’.
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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