AEW President Tony Khan has commented on rumored roster split plans ahead of the premiere of Collision.
On June 17, the first episode of AEW’s new Saturday show, Collision, will take place, emanating from the United Center in Chicago.
Previous reports indicated that AEW will split the roster and have some talent exclusive to Dynamite, and others assigned to the Collision brand.
Speaking on Barstool Rasslin’, Khan noted that he believes that this extra weekly show will give AEW the opportunity to better showcase its roster:
“The roster we have is so strong, I believe we have so many great wrestlers, it’s impossible to showcase them all in three hours of television.
“Now, it’s a much better opportunity with five hours of television.
“Across five hours of television, we can really utilize the roster much more frequently and utilize our great wrestlers more than they’ve ever been used before, so I’m very excited.”
Khan noted that he hasn’t locked AEW into any kind of roster split, explaining:
“I am going to feature certain talent on certain shows, but I haven’t drawn any hard lines or locked us into any kind of split of a roster.
“I think people are gonna be featured on certain shows, but I also think that gives us a great opportunity to showcase certain wrestlers on both Dynamite and Collision at certain times and certain stories that can cross the shows.
“I think the champions of AEW will be the champions on every show, and frankly, every promotion in the world.
“We’re not shy about the AEW wrestlers going out and taking on the top stars, top competition from other companies.”
CM Punk won’t be the only AEW star returning on the Collision debut episode, with AEW announcing that another popular star will be making a comeback on the show.
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