Tony Khan stunned the wrestling world this week when he announced the release of CM Punk. As a result, AEW will be reshuffling some of its shows and their rosters, especially Collision. More on this story, below.
AEW Reshuffling The Rosters, Thanks To CM Punk Firing
As Collision was largely built around CM Punk, with a soft split within the Dynamite roster, Saturday’s show will soon face some significant changes. However, the company’s Wednesday show will also see some alterations.
As per the recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, the lines in the sand between the rosters on both brands will soon be scrapped altogether. Although, the report also notes that some stars may spend time more time on one brand versus the other.
Still, the report makes it clear that “theoretically” all superstars on each show will be available to appear on any brand they are called for. It’s important to note that Bryan Danielson will probably become a regular on Saturday’s Collision, as Tony Khan had hinted at this during the recent All Out, post-event media scrum.
A number of talents have already crossed over to Collision, spending time on both brands. This past Saturday saw several stars make their first appearance on the show, which was the first one since CM Punk was released.
Some noteworthy talents include Hikaru Shida teaming up with the former Women’s World Champion Britt Baker to face off against the current Women’s Champion Saraya, Toni Storm, and Ruby Soho.
The Young Bucks also made were seen, swooping in to help FTR after Dax Harwood’s loss to Jay White. This is interesting since both Nick and Matt Jackson were involved in that backstage brawl with CM Punk last September, along with Kenny Omega, after the 2022 All Out event.
Who will pop up next on Collision and Dynamite? Fans will have to tune in to find out.