The debut edition of AEW Collision took place on June 17th 2023 in Chicago, IL. Here are a few backstage news items via Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com…
* Johnson was told that the locker room reaction was “pretty much positive across the board to the first episode and that the feeling was that it hit the mark in trying to feel different from Dynamite.”
* Ace Steel was reportedly in attendance and watched the show from the Chicago Blackhawks family box.
* Chris Hero was backstage on a headset as a producer for the Ring of Honor matches that were taped prior to Collision. He is said to be on a trial run.
* Most of the arena merchandise was said to have been sold out by the time Collision ended and CM Punk merchandise easily topped the sales.
* Jeff Jarrett, Pat Buck, and Sonjay Dutt were among those working behind the scenes at the event.