After months of speculation, AEW officially announced its second two-hour program, AEW collision. Warner Bros. announced the new show during their Warner Bros. Discovery 2023 presentation. Its launch created a lot of buzz in the world of wrestling. The launch also clarified CM Punk’s return from AEW.
The premiere episode of AEW Collision, which will be broadcast on TNT on June 17, will air every Saturday. The location of the episode has not been announced yet. AEW’s first episode will air in Chicago, according to rumors that have been circulating for months. Fans began to question the status of CM Punk for AEW Collision.
Recent reports shed some light on CM Punk’s involvement in AEW programming. Conor Casey, reported that “CM Punk’s appearance on TNT’s AEW collision” is not associated with the show. It could be because TNT is also trying to hide the return of CM Punk ahead of the premiere of the new series.
It’s unclear what the situation is between Punk, The Elite and AEW after the brawl backstage. Some sources claim that Punk was the one who suggested not to associate his name with Collision. Former WWE star Punk could be planning to return in the new show.
The first episode of Collision, which will be broadcast on June 17, will originate from Chicago. The United Center was chosen by AEW for the return of Second City Saint. Its title will be “The Second Coming.” With only one month until the premiere, it will be interesting to find out what Tony Khan is planning for Collision with CM Punk.
CM Punk’s absence at AEW Collision: Reasons for his absence
In the promotional material of Collision, it was reported that Punk was included on the internal roster. AEW originally featured CM Punk on their show, along with Thunder Rosa, Miro and others. The company dropped Punk from the list when the final promotional material was sent out.
PWInsider reported that AEW could not come to a consensus with CM Punk. Punk wanted Ace Steel along with him to return to AEW Backstage when he returned. The management of AEW didn’t want Steel present during the show to look at previous experiences. Steel has not been with the company since after the fallout of the fights on the backstage that occurred following All Out 2022.
This is the last time CM Punk appeared on AEW programming. AEW has removed CM’s name because of the disagreement. The fans are eagerly awaiting any news about CM Punk’s reconciliation with AEW and their resuming of working together.