AEW continues to undergo quite a few changes since its debut in 2019, but that doesn’t mean it has been smooth sailing for the company. AEW Collision will debut this week and there are rumors that AEW will be undergoing a brand split, which continues to dominate headlines. That said, it appears Tony Khan has confirmed there will be no 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.
Right after AEW Collision’s announcement, rumors spread that the show will introduce a roster split so as to keep CM Punk away from the talent that have issues with him following the brawl at AEW All Out last year.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan was asked if there would be a hard roster split between Dynamite and Collision. Khan confirmed there will be no such split and denied every saying there would be.
“Nope, it’s not a separate roster. In fact, you’re seeing people that are wrestling on this show that just wrestled on Wednesday where we follow up on what happened with Toni Storm vs. Skye Blue match for the AEW Women’s World Championship…
No, it’s not a separate roster. It gives us an opportunity to showcase a lot of the top stars in AEW and feature certain stars week to week. I never said there would be a hard roster split. In recent media appearances, I’ve been making it pretty clear that it won’t be and it’s a great opportunity for the fans to see featured stars on these Dynamite shows and Collision shows week in and week out. But also we can have rivalries carry over between shows and utilize the shows to make follow-up matches or settle grudges or book big title matches…”
Tony Khan also recently explained how titles will be handled after AEW Collision’s debut. 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.
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