CM Punk will make his much-awaited AEW return on June 17. With that, the All Elite Wrestling will kickstart a new episodic program named Collision. The show will air on Saturdays having Punk as the main attraction. For what its worth, the creative for that brand new series will be headed by Punk and Ace Steel. There needs to be little mention about what transpired from the alleged backstage turmoil between The Elite & CM Punk.
After that behind-the-scenes drama kept stretching for months, fans lost hope for an eventual mending of fences. Although that still hasn’t happened between the two parties, they’re back on AEW programming. Last week on Dynamite, Tony Khan officially announced the impending return of CM Punk to AEW. The confirmation received a mixed reaction from the live crowd.
It would be really interesting to see whether fans actually turn on Punk when he shows up. Speaking of his upcoming appearance, the United Centre in Chicago is gearing up to welcome their hometown hero. The same arena played host to CM Punk’s original wrestling return back in 2021. The entire building sold-out within 30 minutes back then, however, that isn’t the case anymore.
As of now, they’re at 8,000 tickets sold, with nearly 1,000 tickets moved since Punk was announced. In an update from Wrestling Observer, the upcoming Collision shows outside of Chicago are struggling to sell tickets despite CM Punk as the poster boy. Taking a dig at the same, WWE legend Jonathan Coachman mocked Punk on Twitter for not being a wrestling draw anymore.
As mentioned above, CM Punk will be portrayed as the top guy on AEW Collision. So being so, because the show was developed to figure out his return amid unresolved grudges with The Elite. Hence, it would serve as the border separating the two combustible elements from each other.
Now, there has emerged an update on who could possibly feud with Punk upon his comeback. According to a recent report from Fightful, that man is a certain Switchblade. As easily recognizable from that nickname, it’s Jay White. The AEW newcomer is reportedly liked by Punk. As a result, the New Zealander may be the one to welcome the former AEW Champion inside that sqaured circle.
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