Seems like AEW president Tony Kahn is making news and announcements on a daily basis lately. The latest one is a big one that was announced at the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfronts on May 17. AEW: Collision will debut on Jun 17 as a live, two-hour, in-ring show that will air every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. ET.
This is huge news for AEW, as this will mark the third show they will have running weekly, alongside Dynamite on Wednesday nights on TBS and Rampage on Friday nights on TNT.
“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 authentic wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
This is big news for AEW. Adding an additional 2 hour weekly program will now bring them to 5 hours of in-ring action every week and three nights of wrestling on television. Seems like Collision will be treated as a major program featuring the biggest stars of AEW. This will allow more talent to be featured, including some of the fresh faces and up-and-coming stars along with the established big names.
The press release for Collision mentioned names such as Powerhouse Hobbs, Miro, Thunder Rosa and Andrade El Idolo being some of the big featured performers on Collision. Each of those names could use a nice boost of in-ring and TV time and expanded storylines. So that’s a nice list of names there.
Fans won’t have to wait long for Collision to debut, as it’s exactly a month away. There has been a void of wrestling on Saturday nights, so this will solve that. I’m looking forward to seeing how the rosters and talent will be featured or split-up, as it seems Collision will focus on some of the underused talent in the company. That’s a good thing. Many, including myself have been eagerly waiting for the likes of Miro and Andrade El Idolo to be featured regularly in prominent storylines. This might be their best chance to date.