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CM Punk Removed From AEW Collision Press Release (Photo)

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All Elite Wrestling officially announced the debut of their new Saturday night TV show ‘AEW Collision’ today.

CM Punk, who’s rumored to return on the debut episode on June 17, wasn’t listed for this show in the press release.

However, 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):

CM Punk Removed From AEW Collision Press Release

Below is what AEW President Tony Khan tweeted about Collision:

“Today’s a great day for AEW + it’s only the start of great times ahead!

#AEWCollision starts one month from today on Saturday, June 17 at 8pm ET/7pm CT on @TNTdrama!

We have more info on Collision + a great night of wrestling on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite live on TBS TONIGHT!”

You can read the complete press release below:

TNT Launches A Second Night Of Wrestling With “AEW: Collision”


NEW YORK (May 17, 2023) – TNT launches a second night of professional wrestling with a new tentpole series, “AEW: Collision” on Saturday, June 17, it was announced today by Kathleen Finch, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery, during the company’s 2023 Upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This live, two-hour, in-ring show will air every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. ET and feature more wrestlers, more stories and more action to super-serve fans. “AEW: Collision” will feature headliners including Miro, Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Andrade El Idolo.

In only four years following the launch of “AEW: Dynamite,” AEW’s footprint has more than doubled across TNT and TBS. Along with “AEW: Dynamite,” Friday night’s “AEW: Rampage,” the recent follow-doc “AEW: All Access,” and now “AEW: Collision,” TNT and TBS deliver the best matches and most entertaining moments in professional wrestling today. AEW has reached 23M total viewers so far this year across all of its shows on TBS and TNT.*

“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’ which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming. “AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch. Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to ‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS.”

“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019.

‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”

*Source: 12.26.22-03.26.23, L7, P2+, 1+ min qualifier, includes all plays of AEW: Dynamite, AEW: Rampage, AEW: Battle of the Belts, and AEW: All Access.

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