Fans were eagerly waiting for CM Punk’s return on the debut episode of Collision, as it marked the first time he appeared on AEW television since All Out last year. Needless to say, fans were more than satisfied with what they got on the show. Surprisingly enough, even Eric Bischoff loved CM Punk’s promo on AEW Collision.
The Second City Saint went on a major rant in his promo, where he even targeted the Young Bucks – calling them ‘Counterfeit Bucks.’ He then took shots at fans who wanted him to apologize for his actions.
CM Punk and FTR also competed in the main event, in what was a hard-hitting contest. Punk’s team would win in the end. The debut episode was a resounding success in a major way.
While speaking While speaking on the 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff talked about last week’s episode of AEW Collision. Surprisingly enough, he really loved CM Punk’s return promo and explained the reason behind it.
“I loved — oh it’s so hard to say — I loved it. It was great,” Bischoff said. “I almost swallowed my tongue. No, I absolutely loved it. It had the right balance. Again, you cannot ignore the elephant in the room. We can’t pretend the last six months didn’t happen. If you aggregated every tweet, post, Reddit comment, YouTube clip, whatever, of the scrum and the evisceration of Tony Khan by CM Punk right in front of an audience, you can’t pretend that stuff didn’t happen.
There’s a balance there,” Bischoff continued. “I think this promo achieved — nothing’s perfect in life — but perfect balance of acknowledging, not pretending it didn’t happen… But when you acknowledge it in a way, particularly in this case, it was done so well, executed so properly, production wise, on Punk’s part, everything else, the audience will move on too and they’ll reinvest their curiosity or their opinion of what happened six months ago into what’s going on now. I think this promo achieved, from a narrative perspective, an absolutely flawless, almost 100% balance.”
Eric Bischoff also loved AEW Collision in general. We will have to wait and see whether the company will be able to carry forward with the momentum and maintain it on a weekly basis.
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