AEW is bringing a new show to television, and their roster could see a lot of opportunities. Now, we know a bit more about how they will handle divvying out the television time as part of this new addition to pro wrestling fans’ weekly lineup of television viewing material.

AEW talent might not have been invited to the Warner Bros Discovery upfront presentations, but the company is still expected to be a big focus during the event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. A new show, Collision, is coming to TNT every Saturday and CM Punk is expected to be a part of that show.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that AEW Collision is going to be announced very soon. With that, will come a bit of a roster split. At this time, it is believed that there will be a “soft roster split” for the new show.

As of last week, it was believed that there would be a soft roster split for AEW Dynamite and Collision. This would allow talent that didn’t get along to work shows when necessary without the likelihood of conflict that we saw a lot of backstage in AEW in 2022. However, instead, we’re told that talent are expecting a hard brand split, with the exception of many AEW Champions. We’ve been told that there will be additional exceptions here and there. We have not learned how exactly the split will be determined, if there will be a draft, or how that will work out. However, the working plan as of this week is a firm brand split, with some rare exceptions.


Those we’ve spoken to said that bringing back several previously absent talent was planned out, and they were told it was strategic timing to go along with the new show. In addition to talent that naturally needs more television time, several returning talent look to benefit from this move.

It was also reported that, “the working plan is to film AEW Rampage with Dynamite tapings, and ROH with Collision tapings. Those that we’ve spoken to say that there looks like some WCW Nitro influence to early graphics tied to Collision.”

We will have to see how the new Collision show pans out. Obviously, pro wrestling fans already have a lot of programming on a weekly basis, so another show might be a daunting task.

It seems that AEW has a way to make sure that fans tune in to catch the Collision show on a weekly basis. The big question is whether that will necessarily work.

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