AEW President Tony Khan has now commented on the return of CM Punk announced for the debut episode of Collision.
With AEW’s new Saturday show set to premiere on June 17, this show will notably feature CM Punk’s first AEW appearance since September 2022.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Tony Khan noted that he was excited by the timing of Punk’s return from injury, with the former AEW World Champion previously recovering from a torn tricep injury he suffered at All Out 2022.
“We haven’t seen CM Punk in a long time, since All Out last September. He looked great in his last match. To the fans, he’s very important.
“He’s very important to the company, too. He’s been a big draw for us and historically throughout his career, and the launch of the new show happens to line up with the schedule on his rehab of his triceps injury.
“We have an amazing opportunity with AEW on Saturday nights on TNT, starting June 17, and it was truly the brainchild of (Warner Bros. Discovery CEO and president) David Zaslav.
“He asked about more AEW, specifically Saturday nights, on TNT. When it was pitched to us by TNT, I was so excited.
“It’s so exciting the timing (of Punk’s return from injury) coincides with the launch of Collision.”
Ahead of Punk’s return, the star was spotted training with Stephen Amell, which you can read more about right here.
An update has emerged on Punk’s potential return feud, which you can learn about at this link.
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