Tony Khan Addresses CM Punk ‘Collision Man’ Feedback, AEW Model Cut up Questions


CM Punk made a shock look on “AEW Dynamite” final Wednesday night time in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The previous AEW World Champion — who returned to All Elite Wrestling on the premiere of “AEW Collision” final weekend following a prolonged spell on the sidelines via harm — mentioned that he was a “Collision” man and wasn’t imagined to be on the Wednesday night time present. AEW CEO Tony Khan spoke about Punk’s feedback within the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023 post-show media scrum

“It made a lot sense with the present being in Chicago for CM Punk to make an look on ‘Dynamite,'” Khan mentioned. “He is been featured on ‘Collision,’ and I feel we’ve got stars which were featured frequently on the reveals, however you by no means know who’s going to indicate up on completely different reveals. The spontaneity of it was very cool. Clearly, the present did very properly. The ranking was up considerably this week. It did very well, and I assumed having that early within the present was one thing to indicate individuals that is going to be an thrilling night time. There was a variety of cool stuff on the present. 

“And as we approached Forbidden Door, in fact, CM Punk has been large on ‘Collision,’ however I additionally needed to convey him again to ‘Dynamite’ in entrance of the Chicago crowd and present the followers that, to start with, like I’ve mentioned, there is not any exhausting roster cut up, in order that’s why he got here and he made the reference, which was nice and it was a cool second, I assumed. [It] acquired individuals speaking, and also you by no means know the place you are gonna see him.”

Punk defeated Satoshi Kojima final night time at Forbidden Door to advance to the subsequent spherical of the boys’s Owen Hart Basis Match. 

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