WWE Forces AEW To Delay Collision Date Announcement

WWE's arena contracts meant AEW needed to delay their own Collision announcement.

AEW announced last week that they will hold a Collision taping from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on October 21. 

This will be the first time AEW have held a show in the venue, with tickets set to go on sale today. WWE, on the other hand, have held shows at the venue several times before.

Some fans pointed out that, with the show taking place a little over a month away, the announcement seemed very last-minute. It was, but not due to anything on the AEW side of things. 

Writing in the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that it was due to contracts WWE has with arenas they work with. 

"The reason this date at the FedEx Forum was announced so late in the game is that WWE's contract with arenas calls for no announcing or advertising of dates with other wrestling companies from a certain number of days before the event (so tickets for both aren't on sale at the same time) and for a period after the event," Meltzer wrote. 

The August 28 edition of Raw emanated from the FedEx Forum, causing Meltzer to speculate that no other promotion can announce a show at the same venue as one WWE had an event at until around 15 days days after it was over. 

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