AEW Collision Broadcast Workforce Will Be Affected By NJPW G-1 Climax Event


The commentary duo of Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly was among the many many shiny spots within the premiere episode of “AEW Collision.” In actual fact, even the likes of Eric Bischoff — who’ve routinely criticized Tony Khan’s promotion — praised AEW for placing collectively the crew of McGuinness and Kelly. Sadly, Bischoff and others who loved AEW’s new broadcast crew will not get to listen to the duo by means of everything of the summer time.  

In line with the newest Wrestling Observer Publication, Kelly will miss a minimum of a month of “Collision” tapings as he is already dedicated to being in Japan for the whole G-1 Climax event, which is able to happen from July 15 till August 13. The report instructed that Kelly is anticipated to rejoin McGuinness after the NJPW tourney, seeing as he isn’t attributable to be in Japan once more till October for the King of Professional Wrestling present. In line with Dave Meltzer, Kelly can be scheduled to work different NJPW reveals in September and the year-ending tag crew event, however these duties will likely be carried out from a distant location, which means he might nonetheless journey with the AEW crew to meet his “Collision” assignments.

It is unknown which announcer will substitute for Kelly throughout his time away, however the title of ROH announcer Ian Riccaboni has been floated as a chance. Riccaboni sometimes pulls double obligation for each ROH and NJPW, calling the motion for NJPW Robust reveals in america, apart from doing the identical for ROH Honor Membership on a weekly foundation. Meltzer concluded that the standing of Kelly as a member of AEW’s announcement crew in 2024 has but to be decided.

Tonight’s Forbidden Door go-home episode of “Collision” will emanate from Scotiabank Area in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The present will likely be headlined by a multi-man match pitting CMFTR & Ricky Starks towards Bullet Membership Gold & The Gunns.


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