AEW is set to launch a new weekly show on TNT called AEW Collision, starting on June 17, 2023. According to Dave Meltzer, the debut episode will feature the return of former WWE Superstar CM Punk, who is expected to be aligned with FTR, another popular tag team in the company.

Meltzer also reported that there could be another major debut or return on the first episode of AEW Collision. The announcement is expected to be made around the television upfronts in mid-May, when networks typically unveil their fall lineups.

“Along with what is expected to be either another major name debut or return,” Dave wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

As previously reported, AEW Collision will air on Saturdays, while AEW’s flagship show Dynamite will continue to air on Wednesdays. The Elite and Blackpool Combat Club are expected to headline Dynamite, while Chris Jericho is rumored to be part of Collision to feud with CM Punk, as their recent meeting to mend fences reportedly went well.


The decision to air AEW Collision on Saturdays was reportedly made to avoid conflicts with NBA and NHL playoff games, which usually air on Saturdays during the spring. AEW Rampage, the company’s one-hour Friday night show, will continue to air as well.

The launch of AEW Collision is a major step for AEW, which has quickly become a major player in the wrestling industry since its launch in 2019.

Overall, the launch of Collision and the return of CM Punk are signs that AEW is continuing to grow and evolve, and is poised to become a major force in the wrestling industry for years to come.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming launch of AEW Collision and the reported return of CM Punk? Are you excited to see what AEW has in store for this new show? Leave a comment.

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