Last week on AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan formally announced the launch of the new AEW show, AEW Collision. The initial schedule was rolled out but it did not have a venue for the first episode on June 17th. That was revealed tonight, as the first AEW Collision will emanate live from the United Center in Chicago Illinois.
First Episode of AEW Collision to be Live From United Center
BREAKING: @TonyKhan announced #AEWCollision will premiere on @TNTDrama LIVE from the @UnitedCenter on June 17th! pic.twitter.com/mhRBqI65UA
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) May 25, 2023
Although it was not announced, the location heavily points to a potential return for CM Punk. It has been heavily rumored that he would make a return to AEW following his absence from the company following the reported brawl that took place following All Out in 2022.
He made his return to professional wrestling at the United Center on the second episode of AEW Rampage in 2021. AEW returned to the United Center in 2022 for the first-ever Forbidden Door event that crossed over with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
No matches have been announced for the first episode of AEW Collision, but with Double or Nothing coming up this week, some matches and storylines should start to develop. The promotion is also looking to start the build to All In, which will take place at the end of August at Wembley Stadium.
Tickets for Collision will go on sale May 26th.
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