Update on AEW’s television plans and roster “split” now that CM Punk is returning to the company
As previously noted, CM Punk is slated to return on June 17th 2023 at the United Center in Chicago for the debut of AEW’s new Saturday show Collision.
There have been rumors of a roster split due to Punk’s unresolved issues with some members of the roster. In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com wrote the following…
“Punk will be the star of Collision most weeks, but he will be on Dynamite at times when needed. Those with unresolved issues with Punk would be on Collision the week he’s on Dynamite.”
Meltzer also noted that there will be less of a split with the women’s roster as there isn’t enough star depth. According to Meltzer, the idea is still to get people to resolve their issues but there reportedly hasn’t been any “notable” progress. At this time, all plans are said to be “up in the air” and nothing is final.
It’s believed that Rampage will turn into what Dark and Dark: Elevation were in terms of showcasing younger talent. It’s looking like Dynamite and Rampage events will take place on Wednesday nights while Collision and Ring of Honor events will take place on Saturday nights.