It has been over four years since AEW’s inception and the company continues to grow and expand in numerous ways. AEW Collision will debut this week and there are rumors that AEW will be undergoing a brand split of sorts. Now it appears Tony Khan stated that he has not locked AEW into any kind of roster split.

AEW will hold the debut episode of Collision at the United Center in Chicago. It was officially announced that CM Punk will be teaming up with FTR and squaring off against Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe in the main event of the debut episode of AEW Collision on June 17th.

For a while now, there have been rumors that AEW Collision will introduce a roster split as a way to avoid any issues with CM Punk and those who have problems with him. Khan had previously made it clear he was excited to follow up on rumors of a potential roster split.

While speaking with Brandon Walker on Barstool Rasslin, Tony Khan was asked if there would be stars exclusive to Collision after the show’s debut this week. Khan stated that he has not locked AEW into any kind of roster split. Khan also confirmed plans for it’s championship titles and mentioned that titles will be defended not only on AEW Dynamite and Collision but also outside of AEW as well.


“I am going to feature certain talent on certain shows, but I haven’t drawn any hard lines or locked us into any kind of split of a roster. I think people are gonna be featured on certain shows, but I also think that gives us a great opportunity to showcase certain wrestlers on both Dynamite and Collision at certain times and certain stories that can cross the shows. I think the champions of AEW will be the champions on every show, and frankly, every promotion in the world. We’re not shy about the AEW wrestlers going out and taking on the top stars, top competition from other companies.

The roster we have is so strong, I believe we have so many great wrestlers, it’s impossible to showcase them all in three hours of television. Now, it’s a much better opportunity with five hours of television. Across five hours of television, we can really utilize the roster much more frequently and utilize our great wrestlers more than they’ve ever been used before, so I’m very excited

With the debut episode set to take place in less than a week, a lot of hype has led to a lot of expectations from the show. It remains to be seen whether AEW Collision will be a huge hit in the end.

What’s your view on what Tony Khan said? Are you looking forward to AEW Collision? Let us know in the comments!

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