The company recently announced AEW Collision, which will be debuting on June 17th, marking the return of Saturday night shows. AEW will hold the debut episode of Collision at the United Center in Chicago and the hype for the show is evident. Now it appears that CM Punk’s announcement for the show moved a lot of tickets.
The Straight Edge superstar had been absent since All Out last year and fans wondered if he would ever come back. 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.
Of course, that is exactly what happened as it was announced on Dynamite this week that CM Punk will appear during the debut episode of AEW Collision. CM Punk has already reacted to the announcement as well.
At 8:30 am ET on Wednesday, which was about 12 hours before the announcement, 6,921 tickets had been sold. According to Wrestle Tix, a day after the announcement at 3:43 pm ET on Thursday, that number had increased to 7,684. It was further added that an extra 1,535 seats were made available, making the total capacity 10,233.
Big updates to the map just now.
Available Tickets => 2,549
Current Setup => 10,233
Tickets Distributed => 7,684
5 upper decks re-emerged, 2 new 200 levels. Some random seats added in limited view sections 120 & 114 (never saw these 2 open in full).
We will have to wait and see how CM Punk’s return to AEW television will influence the company as a whole. After all, many people have been clamoring to see the Second City Saint for so long.
What’s your view on AEW Collision’s ticket sales? Do you think they will sell out the venue? Let us know in the comments!