AEW was making plans for Collision to debut in Chicago, and they were going to have a big show. The company was even going to name the event “The Second Coming.” Now with CM Punk no longer a part of the new series, that brings a lot of questions.

AEW has a few other options on where they can go for their first Collision show. After all, it is not going down until June 17th, but they still need to get that figured out.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that AEW has already contacted Daily’s Place about hosting the Collision debut. That might see the company return to the amphitheater that was their home through the pandemic.

Daily’s Place has been contacted for June 17th. Tony Khan wouldn’t say this at all, but he said he was going to announce the first show on Dynamite as June 17th for Collision. They do have the United Center booked. They are working to book Daily’s Place. Daily’s Place has been told it’s a backup plan. It’s not tha A-Plan, so Chicago is still in place. So, I think the basic thing is that they either settle it and they announce the United Center because Punk is back, or they don’t and I think, you know, from my standpoint, that’s gotta be it.


It was noted that this situation with CM Punk and AEW was “a real bad situation how it went down.” You can never say never in pro wrestling, but it would be really hard to come back from this one.

AEW has a lot of plans for the future, and it seems that only one star is causing them trouble like this. Only time will tell if CM Punk will come back, or AEW will create a “line in the sand,” and this situation will see a breaking point.

What’s your take on CM Punk’s situation with AEW? Sound off in the comments!

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