CM Punk was missing from AEW’s announcement for their new Collision show. This shocked some in the locker room, but it seems that the announcement was spoiled by Warner Bros Discovery themselves.
Despite the absence of any official mention from AEW, the expected return of CM Punk to AEW Collision may have been accidentally revealed by Warner Bros. Discovery.
According to Sports Illustrated writer Jimmy Traina, WBD sent out a press release after their Upfront event, which originally included a reference to the Collision announcement. Interestingly, while CM Punk was mentioned in the email, WBD went back to edit him out of the final version.
Tweets from Traina and Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston showed evidence that this took place. CM Punk’s involvement in Collision has been widely anticipated. It’s possible that his return will be a surprise, or AEW will just assume that everyone knows he will be in Chicago on June 17th for Collision.
Here’s an interesting one for the wrestling fans: AEW’s press release on their new show says, “will feature headliners including Thunder Rosa, Miro, Samoa Joe, Powerhouse Hobbs and Andrade El Idolo.” Their email, though, and link to the release, mentioned CM Punk. Hmmm….
It’s unlikely that CM Punk was removed from AEW’s plans for Collision. That being said, Andrade El Idolo was pretty surprised to see himself included in the official announcement.
What’s your take on CM Punk’s return to AEW television? Is it a good idea for them to bring him back? Sound off in the comments!