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Bad News For AEW Collision

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On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan announced the following locations for the upcoming episodes of AEW Collision:

June 17 (premiere) – Location to be announced this week (original location was scheduled to be the United Center, but if AEW can’t secure CM Punk, they’ll go to Daily’s Place)

June 24 – Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 29 (Thursday taping) – FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

July 8 – The Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

July 15 – Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

July 22 – Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey

According to the Wrestling Observer, buzz for AEW’s new TV show isn’t there and tickets sales for some of the upcoming shows isn’t good:

“They were told that it would be something that they would know one way or the other within a week. So obviously Daily’s place is being looked at as a backup, I would presume if the CM Punk thing doesn’t happen.

No one has said specifically that if Punk doesn’t happen they’re going to Daily’s Place. But the fact that they contacted people at Daily’s Place pretty much tells you that’s probably the case. Without Punk, United Center is probably too big.

They don’t have a big buzz for Collision because they put three shows on sale, they put Toronto on sale, they put Hamilton on sale, and they put Newark on sale, and Newark has about 3500 tickets out, which is…you would want more. I wouldn’t call it a disaster or anything, but for the New York market, it would be the weakest first day since they’ve been going there.

Toronto was like 1600 and that’s the day before the pay-per-view that sold out instantly. And Toronto is a great market, and I heard from some people in Toronto about the publicity of it, the fact that, like, nobody really knew till Wednesday, and then they sprung up on him as far as the thing and everything but all that.

It’s like that’s not good in Hamilton, where they’re going on a Thursday. That’s sold in the under 600 range. Really bad advances, which is not a good sign for the excitement, and people aren’t talking about it, and for that reason, I mean the names that were announced and everything like that it’s not enough. And you know you need… if you launched this thing… it’s a really, really tough situation.”

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