UPDATE: A new report has revealed CM Punk and AEW have had another falling out, hence why Punk was removed from promotional material for Collision – read more at this link.
AEW President Tony Khan has now commented on the official announcement of the new Collision TV show.
Following previous reports and rumors, it was confirmed during Wednesday’s (May 17) Warner Bros Discovery Upfront presentation that AEW Collision will air on Saturdays on TNT from June 17.
AEW shared a press release following this announcement, revealing more details on the show, including its headline stars.
Tony Khan has now taken to Twitter to celebrate the announcement.
Revealing that more details about the brand will be revealed on Dynamite, Khan wrote:
Today’s a great day for AEW + it’s only the start of great times ahead!
#AEWCollision starts one month from today on Saturday, June 17 at 8pm ET/7pm CT on @TNTdrama!
We have more info on Collision + a great night of wrestling on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite live on TBS TONIGHT!
Prior to the announcement, a major Tony Khan announcement had been advertised for the May 17 show.
Following the announcement of Collision, it has been speculated that Khan will be announcing the rumored brand split on Dynamite.
Despite previous reports indicating that CM Punk will have a major influence on Collision, he was noticeably absent from the press release and poster for the show.
A new update has emerged on Punk’s AEW Collision status, which you can find right here.
Here’s the full announcement from AEW:
TNT LAUNCHES A SECOND NIGHT OF WRESTLING WITH “AEW: COLLISION” FEATURING HEADLINERS THUNDER ROSA, MIRO, SAMOA JOE, POWERHOUSE HOBBS AND ANDRADE EL IDOLO ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17
NEW YORK (May 17, 2023) – TNT launches a second night of professional wrestling with a new tentpole series, “AEW: Collision” on Saturday, June 17, it was announced today by Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, during the company’s 2023 Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This live, two-hour, in-ring show will air every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. ET and feature more wrestlers, more stories and more action to super-serve fans.
“AEW: Collision” will feature headliners including Miro, Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo.
In only four years following the launch of “AEW: Dynamite,” AEW’s footprint has more than doubled across TNT and TBS. Along with “AEW: Dynamite,” Friday night’s “AEW: Rampage,” the recent follow-doc “AEW: All Access,” and now “AEW: Collision,” TNT and TBS deliver the best matches and most entertaining moments in professional wrestling today.
AEW has reached 23M total viewers so far this year across all of its shows on TBS and TNT.*
“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’ which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming.
“AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch
“Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to ‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS.”
“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW.
“The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019.
“‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
Today's a great day for AEW +
it's only the start of great times ahead!#AEWCollision starts one month from today on Saturday, June 17 at
8pm ET/7pm CT on @TNTdrama!
We have more info on Collision +
a great night of wrestling on
Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite
live on TBS TONIGHT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) May 17, 2023
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