Update On Future Of AEW Collision After CM Punk Fired

Update On Future Of AEW Collision After CM Punk Fired AEW

After the news that CM Punk has been fired by All Elite Wrestling, an update has emerged on the future of AEW Collision.

Punk wasn’t only the main on-screen attraction for Collision, but he also had a major influence on the show in a backstage capacity as well.

One of the things that came up with the formation of Collision, be it because of Punk or not, was something of a roster split.

This meant there were some talents you’d see regularly on Collision and rarely if ever on Dynamite, and vice versa.

It sounds like that concept may be coming to an end, as Andrew Zarian of the Wrestling Observer reported that WBD was informed late last week that the “soft roster split” will be ending.

We may see the first example of that tonight as PWInsider reports the Young Bucks are backstage at Collision, which, while we can’t say with 100% certainty, you’d think would have been very unlikely with Punk still around.

Both tonight’s Collision and tomorrow night’s All Out are taking place in Punk’s hometown of Chicago.

Bryan Danielson is also reportedly backstage, but Jack Perry is not.

For details on the backstage reaction at Collision to the Punk news, click here.

AEW today announced the following:

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has terminated the wrestler and employment agreements between Phillip Brooks (CM Punk) and AEW with cause, effective immediately.

The termination was confirmed today by Tony Khan, CEO General Manager and Head of Creative of AEW.

The termination follows a weeklong internal investigation of an incident occurring back stage at AEW – All In in London on Sunday, August 27.

Following the investigation, the AEW Discipline Committee met and later convened with outside legal counsel before making a unanimous decision to Khan that CM Punk be terminated with cause.

Tony Khan was quoted as saying:

“Phil played an important role within AEW and I thank him for his contributions.

“The termination of his AEW contracts with cause is ultimately my decision, and mine alone.

“Of course, I wish I didn’t have to share this news, which may come as a disappointment to many of our fans.

“Nevertheless, I am making the decision in the best interests of the many amazing people who make AEW possible every week – our talent, staff, venue operators and many others whose efforts are unsung but essential to bringing our fans great shows on television at at arenas and stadiums throughout the world.”

We’ll keep you posted with any further updates.

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4 weeks ago by Liam Winnard


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