AEW is introducing a new show, Collision, on June 17th. CM Punk will return for that new Saturday show, but fans haven’t been all that enthusiastic about snatching tickets for the new show.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that AEW Collision ticket sales, outside their United Center debut, are not doing well at all.
“And Punk has been moving tickets in Chicago, but not in the other places, not in Toronto, which is not a good sign because Toronto is one of the greatest markets in North America. They sold out Forbidden Door in a snap of the fingers and then for the Collision show, they’re still under 2000 tickets in the Scotiabank Arena and you know Regina. I was told ahead of time that you know Regina and Saskatoon, which is Saskatoons actually Dynamite, that they were going to be very, very tough because in the summer people in Saskatchewan because they don’t get good weather very much. When they do get good weather, they head out of town and go to the lake and things like that and it’s basically difficult. They’ve really picked a bad time to go to Saskatchewan and also you know aside from Toronto and Winnipeg, they haven’t really some of their Canadian stuff, they’re not as hot. In Winnipeg obviously, because they have Jericho and Kenny Omega from Winnipeg and Edmonton will do very well, you know, I mean it’s not through the roof or anything. It’s about 5000 tickets sold, but they’ll sell more late. I think Edmonton will do well.
Calgary, I’ve had people in Calgary tell me that one’s a little bit struggling for the Saturday night but I think you know with the Owen Hart tournament I think they should do ok but Hamilton and. Hamilton and Regina are going to be very, very tough. They’re like 700 tickets for the collision in Hamilton and I think also part of it is, is that. You know, in Canada they only get Dynamite on television, they don’t get Rampage. And there’s been no announcements of collision and there’s been no announcements of collision for the UK either. People, people keep asking me, still haven’t heard anything on that, so.”
We previously noted that AEW already has problem with their Collision show. After all, they do not have a broadcast platform for the show in the UK or Canada, the market that they are currently promoting their first live tour for the brand.
You can check out the current AEW Collision dates below. Only time will tell how successful AEW is in moving tickets for the events.
AEW Collision: Saturday, June 17 – Chicago, IL at the United Center
AEW Collision: Saturday, June 24 – Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
AEW Collision: Thursday, June 29 – FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
AEW Collision: Saturday, July 8 – Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
AEW Collision: Saturday, July 15 – Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
AEW Collision: Saturday, July 22 – Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
What’s your take on AEW Collision? Does Tony Khan’s company need another show? Sound off in the commments!