Ticket sales for AEW Collision events are reportedly still “bad” despite CM Punk’s return being confirmed

As seen during the May 31st 2023 edition of AEW Dynamite, President Tony Khan announced/confirmed that CM Punk will be returning for the debut of Collision as a “featured” star.

In an update on ticket sales for Collision in Chicago, around 1000 tickets have been distributed (8000 total) since Punk’s return was confirmed. However, ticket sales for other Collision events have reportedly shown little movement. Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com noted the following during Wrestling Observer Radio

“They’re bad. Punk has been moving tickets in Chicago but not in the other places. Not in Toronto which is not a good sign because Toronto is one of the greatest markets in North America. They sold out Forbidden Door in a snap of the fingers. And then for the Collision show, they’re still under 2,000 tickets in Scotiabank Arena. I was told ahead of time that Regina and Saskatoon, which is actually a Dynamite, would be very tough because people in Saskatchewan, because they don’t get good weather very much, they head out of town and go to the lake and stuff.”

“They [AEW] really picked a bad time to go to Saskatchewan…Edmonton (a Dynamite taping) will do very well. I’ve had people in Calgary tell me that that one is a little bit struggling for Saturday. With the Saturday night, they should do okay, but Hamilton and Regina are gonna be very, very tough. They’re at 700 tickets for the Collision in Hamilton. I also think part of it is that in Canada they only get Dynamite on television. They don’t get Rampage and there’s been no announcements of Collision.” (quotes courtesy of Cultaholic.com)