CM Punk hasn’t been seen on AEW television since All Out last year and fans have constantly been wondering when he will return to the company. Punk will be returning to AEW’s new show called Collision and now it appears the date for his impending return has been revealed.
Reports had suggested that AEW is in the process of bringing back CM Punk to the company. It was then reported that AEW would somehow get back Punk by having him be the main attraction in their new show.
Chris Jericho already hinted at AEW getting a third television show. It was then reported that The Second City Saint will be returning to AEW programming as the main attraction for their new show AEW Collision, which will be a two-hour show.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, CM Punk is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the United Center in his hometown of Chicago. It was noted that not everything is officially finalized yet but the building has been booked for that date.
It was further added that the decision on CM Punk’s return was made weeks ago and despite facing some difficulties a couple of weeks ago, things have been smoothened out.
As things stand right now, the return of C.M. Punk is scheduled for a 6/17 show at the United Center in Chicago, which being a Saturday night show, is likely the debut of the new weekly show.
The rumor of the new show name is AEW Collision, based on a trademark the company took out some time back, when the talks with WBD for the new Saturday show got serious.
At press time everything was not finalized, but the building is booked and it likely will be announced very shortly, when the Punk deal and the TV deal are finalized. Obviously with the building deal in place, the TV deal has to either be done or they must be almost certain of it.
The decision on Punk returning was made many weeks ago, although there was a snag two weeks back that has evidently been worked out.
Obviously being at the United Center, the show will be heavily promoted and have a theme name, which evidently has been decided upon.
Tony Khan was also told not to let CM Punk infect AEW again. AEW will also be splitting up the roster with the advent of the new show, as a way to keep backstage tensions to a minimum. We’ll have to see how Punk’s return will be handled by the company.
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