Today, Warner Bros Discovery announced during its Upfront presentation that AEW Collision will air on Saturdays at 8-10 pm ET on TNT, starting on June 17th.
In the official press release, AEW and WBD stated that AEW Collision will feature Miro, Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo. Since CM Punk’s name was not included in the official announcement, many fans questioned whether or not Punk would return to the company.
Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated noted that the original e-mail that WBD sent to the media had included CM Punk’s name. The WBD has then edited Punk’s name.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics has provided the following evidence.
“WBD’s press release headline for the AEW Collision announcement originally mentioned CM Punk and other wrestlers, which you can see in the cached listing (left) before it was edited (right).”
WBD's press release headline for the AEW Collision announcement originally mentioned CM Punk and other wrestlers, which you can see in the cached listing (left) before it was edited (right).— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) May 17, 2023
h/t to @JimmyTraina for noticing pic.twitter.com/VUzkvjzbh1
Here's an interesting one for the wrestling fans: AEW's press release on their new show says, "will feature headliners including Thunder Rosa, Miro, Samoa Joe, Powerhouse Hobbs and Andrade El Idolo." Their email, though, and link to the release, mentioned CM Punk. Hmmm…. pic.twitter.com/gBxbHisvOY— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) May 17, 2023
It seems like CM Punk is returning to AEW Collision as a surprise. According to multiple news outlets, Punk is the star of the show.
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