AEW Talent 'Anxious' About Rumoured Dynamite-Collision Brand Split
Matt Hardy on the rumoured AEW brand split
The rumoured AEW brand split is causing anxiety within the All Elite Wrestling locker room.
AEW's new Saturday night show, Collision, is set to debut on June 17 and reports have indicated the new show will see the introduction of a roster split in some capacity, with AEW reportedly telling talents over Double or Nothing weekend that the brand split will initially be soft before developing into a harder separation.
Beyond the likes of Powerhouse Hobbs, Miro, Samoa Joe, Andrade El Idolo, and Thunder Rosa, who have been announced as Collision headliners, there is no word on which brand wrestlers will end up on and people within the promotion "are a little anxious about where they're going to land," Matt Hardy revealed on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast.
"People want to plan vacations and family time and trips and whatnot and it's kind of tricky because as of now everybody kind of has to leave everything open. So, I'll be happy when Collision gets here and they kind of have really a good lock on what roster is on Dynamite and what roster is on Collision, there'll be some guys that float back and forth. I hope it's a pretty regular schedule so the guys that are involved can live a regular life," Hardy added.
CM Punk is expected to primarily be on AEW Collision when he makes his return to the promotion on the inaugural edition of the Saturday night show on June 17. The roster split will be introduced to ease locker room tensions which plagued AEW during the summer of 2022 and culminated in a backstage fight between CM Punk, Ace Steel, and The Elite post-All Out in September of last year.
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks are expected to primarily wrestle on AEW Dynamite.
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